2) The Pirates recovered a Darren Evans fumble at the beginning of the 3rd quarter and had driven down for a 1st and 10 from the Hokie 13 yd line. Already ahead 24-21, a TD would have been big here for ECU. On that first down play, Pirate RB Jonathan Williams was driven out of bounds by S Davon Morgan for no gain and Williams grabbed Morgan's facemask and dragged him down by it as he went down. Just as on defense, an offensive player cannot pull a defender's facemask. It was a 15 yd penalty and the Hokie defense held the Pirates to a FG keeping the game within striking distance.
3) In the 4th quarter, with 13:30 left in the game and the Hokies ahead 35-27, the Pirates were putting together their one good drive of the 2nd half. From the Hokie 36 yd-line on 1st and 10, QB Dominique Davis dropped back and tried to hit the quick out, but CB Rock Carmichael jumped the route, picked the ball off and then willed himself to the endzone despite getting hit at the 15-yd line. The score put the game out of reach and lit a fire in the Hokie defense which played fantastic the entire 4th quarter to close the game out.