Set to return to action shortly after one of its biggest wins in years, No. 25 Navy saw their schedule change on Monday. Due to flooding that hit the Carolinas this past weekend, East Carolina’s home field is not expected to be in condition for a Thursday night game, and the teams’ matchup will be postponed as a result.
Both teams will now be off this weekend and will instead face off on Nov. 19, when each was scheduled to be idle. The game will now be East Carolina’s 11th of the season and Navy’s 10th.
East Carolina students are not going to class this week due to widespread cancellation brought upon by the storms that ravaged the region. The Greenville, N.C.-based university observed historic flooding. The Tar Water River, which runs through Greenville, could reach its highest crest since 1999 as a result of the recent storms.
The Pirates did not play at home last week, instead traveling to South Florida for an American Athletic Conference game. Their previous home date came against Central Florida on Oct. 1. East Carolina has begun the season 2-4 in Scottie Montgomery’s first campaign. The Pirates have lost four in a row.
Navy, conversely, was set to make their gridiron debut as an AP top 25 team, doing so after upsetting No. 6 Houston on Saturday in a 46-40 thriller. The Midshipmen have also beaten Tulane and Connecticut this season, one that is off to a 4-1 start and has brought major notoriety for a school not exactly known for their football prowess.