GREENVILLE, NC (WECT) – The Pirates will head to Gainesville, FL in 2015 to face the Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
East Carolina and Florida announced Thursday they have agreed on a single-game contract to play Sept. 12, 2015.
This will be ECU's second visit to Gainesville. The Pirates took on the Gators in 1983 when No. 6 UF used a late fourth-quarter touchdown run to post a 24-17 victory.
"I'm sure many of our fans will remember the last time we played in The Swamp," East Carolina Director of Athletics Jeff Compher said. "While it's a great opportunity to compete in that environment against a program with the tradition Florida has, I'm confident Coach (Ruffin) McNeill will have the Pirates ready to play."
ECU's 2015 non-conference schedule now includes road games at Florida and BYU with home matchups again Virginia Tech and an opponent to be announced.
The Pirates compiled a 10-3 record and made their seventh bowl appearance in the last eight years in 2013.
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