East Carolina has made a living of upsetting schools in Power Five conferences in the last 20 years. No matter if it was Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Tech or NC State, the Pirates have always brought their best when they play teams they’re not expected to beat.
The battle to win the SEC West officially kicks off in Week 3, as Ole Miss hosts Alabama hoping to earn its third consecutive victory over the Crimson Tide. There’s also a lot at stake for coach Hugh Freeze’s team in terms of the national picture.
The Tennessee Volunteers improved to 2-0 on the young season after overcoming yet another slow start to defeat Virginia Tech by a score of 45-24 in the "Battle at Bristol" in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a college football game.
If the first two weeks of the 2016 college football season have taught us anything, it's that no team is safe. We've already had teams we thought were almost shoo-ins to make the College Football Playoff lose games and find themselves on the brink of elimination from national contention.