Who's Playing

Charleston Southern @ East Carolina

Current Records: Charleston Southern 1-1; East Carolina 1-2

What to Know

The East Carolina Pirates will look to defend their home turf Saturday against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at 6 p.m. ET. Coming off of a win even when the odds were against them, the Pirates have to be feeling especially confident now that the spread is in their favor.

East Carolina didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Marshall Thundering Herd last week, but they still walked away with a 42-38 victory. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the third quarter to overcome a 38-21 deficit.

Meanwhile, Charleston Southern found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 41-14 punch to the gut against the Monmouth Hawks last week. The Buccaneers were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 31-7.

East Carolina's win lifted them to 1-2 while Charleston Southern's loss dropped them down to 1-1. We'll see if the Pirates can repeat their recent success or if Charleston Southern bounces back and reverse their fortune.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium -- Greenville, North Carolina
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.00

Odds

The Pirates are a big 24.5-point favorite against the Buccaneers, according to the latest college football odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Pirates as a 27.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -113

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.