Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: East Carolina-Ohio preview
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl
Who: Ohio (7-5, 4-4 MAC) vs. East Carolina (9-3, 6-2 C-USA)
When/where: 2; Tropicana Field
TV/radio: ESPN; 1250-AM
Line: East Carolina by 14
Notable: The game features two of the most prolific QBs in Division I-A. East Carolina junior Shane Carden, the MVP of Conference USA, has thrown for 3,866 yards and 32 TDs. Ohio senior Tyler Tettleton (2,623 passing yards, 20 TDs) owns 27 school records. … Ohio will try to neutralize an ECU spread offense that ranks 10th in I-A at 40.4 points per game. … Pirates RB Vintavious Cooper enters 5 rushing yards shy of 1,000 for the season. … The lone bay area alumnus on either roster is Ohio sophomore flanker Daz Patterson (Plant City). … Former Gators receivers coach Dwayne Dixon has the same job with Ohio.