1991 East Carolina Pirates football
Peach Bowl Champions
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
1991 record11-1
Head coachBill Lewis
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The 1991 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Pirates offense scored 409 points while the defense allowed 277 points. Led by head coach Bill Lewis, the Pirates won the Peach Bowl defeating in-state rival North Carolina State. Coach Lewis won Coach of the Year.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31* at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN L 31–38   46,313
September 14* Memphis State Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 20–13   32,382
September 21* at Central Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, FL W 47–25   20,049
September 28* South Carolina Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 31–20   33,100
October 5* Akron Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 56–20   27,500
October 12* at #15 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 23–20   37,767
October 26* #23 Pittsburgh #20 Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 24–23   36,000
November 2* Tulane #17 Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 38–28   31,126
November 9* at Southern Miss #16 M.M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS W 48–20   18,117
November 16* at Virginia Tech #14 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 24–17   48,317
November 23* at Cincinnati #13 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 30–19   8,574
January 1* vs. #21 North Carolina State #12 Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) W 37–34   59,322
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern.


Team Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Robert Jones Linebacker1 24 Dallas Cowboys
Jeff Blake Quarterback6166 New York Jets
Luke Fisher Tight End8210 Minnesota Vikings
Chris Hall Defensive Back9250 Dallas Cowboys
Dion Johnson Wide Receiver10274 Houston Oilers

Awards and honorsEdit

  • AFCA Coach of the Year - Bill Lewis, East Carolina


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