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<a name="50s">1950's Football</a>

1950

The team had an overall record of 7-3, they finished fourth in the conference and were coached by Bill Dole.
Newport News App., 21-7
Lenoir-Rhyne, 27-19
Hampden-Sydney, 26-38
Elon, 16-26
Western Carolina, 36-6
Guilford, 26-7
Cherry Point Marines, 20-12
Appalachian, 0-20
High Point, 26-0
Atlantic Christian, 54-7

1951

So many players graduated that this was a rebuilding year, in which they finished 4-6 overall. Three football films exist from this season, they are marked with an *.

Coach: Bill Dole

Southern Mississippi, 0-40
Newport News App., 32-6
Norfolk Navy, 7-6
Elon, 20-34 *
Western Carolina, 20-34
Guilford, 19-14
Lenoir-Rhyne, 14-41
Appalachian, 20-24 *
Cherry Point Marines, 45-0
The Citadel, 7-21

1952

The team finished with a record of 6-3-2 under coach Jack Boone. They advanced to the Lion's Bowl where they played hard, but lost to Clarion College (Pennsylvania) 13-6.
Norfolk Navy, 7-13
Newport News App., 37-6
Lenoir-Rhyne, 6-7 *
Catawba, 7-7 *
Elon, 25-9
Western Carolina, 21-0 *
Guilford, 41-25
Appalachian, 22-19
Stetson, 19-19
West Virginia Tech, 34-7
Lions Bowl against Clarion, 6-13

1953

They finished 8-2-0 overall and became the North State Conference Champions. They headed to the Elks Bowl where they played Morris Harvey College. Sadly, they lost the game 12-0.

Coach: Jack Boone

Stetson, 40-6
Wilson Teachers, 41-0
Lenoir-Rhyne, 34-0
Catawba, 13-6
Elon, 45-25
Western Carolina, 26-7
Guilford, 40-0
Tampa, 13-18
Appalachian, 40-7
Elks Bowl against Morris-Harvey, 0-12

1954

Coach: Jack Boone, 5-4-1 season.
Norfolk Navy, 21-0
West Chester, 4-6
Lenoir-Rhyne, 7-6
Catawba, 26-7
Elon, 6-20
Western Carolina, 27-13 *
East Tennessee, 6-6
Appalachian, 7-13
Tampa, 14-27
Stetson, 26-7

1955

Coach: Jack Boone, 4-5-0 record.
Norfolk Navy, 6-0
West Chester, 0-9
Lenoir-Rhyne, 6-7
Catawba, 7-13
Elon, 13-0
Western Carolina, 14-6 *
East Tennessee, 20-34
Appalachian, 13-0
Tampa, 14-33

1956

Coach: Jack Boone, 2-6-1 season.
Virginia Tech, 2-37
Stetson, 7-7
Catawba, 13-27
Elon, 19-7
Western Carolina, 20-19
Morris-Harvey, 0-28
Appalachian, 19-22
Lenoir-Rhyne, 12-57 *
Richmond, 7-45

1957

Coach: Jack Boone, 1-8-0 season.
Richmond, 7-40 *
Davidson, 7-19
Catawba, 14-36
Elon, 12-21
Western Carolina, 7-20
Newberry, 7-20
Appalachian, 6-7
Lenoir-Rhyne, 7-55 *
Presbyterian, 6-0

1958

Coach: Jack Boone, 6-4-0 record.
Emory & Henry, 12-0
Presbyterian, 16-24
Catawba, 6-0
Elon, 14-6
Western Carolina, 18-7
Newberry, 6-28
Appalachian, 0-14
Lenoir-Rhyne, 14-59 *
Randolph Macon, 36-6
Guilford, 20-0
See also: Where Athletics is a Part of a General Program

1959

Coach: Jack Boone, 5-6-0 record.
Presbyterian, 13-18
Albright, 45-0
Guilford, 27-0 *
Catawba, 34-7 *
Elon, 31-8
Western Carolina, 14-34 *
Newberry, 7-34 *
Appalachian, 0-28 *
Lenoir-Rhyne, 21-22 *
Newport News App., 74-0
Wofford, 13-20 *
 
<a name="60s">1960's Football</a>

1960

Coach: Jack Boone, 7-3-0 season, some unidentified films exist.
Newport News App., 21-6
Guilford, 7-0 *
Catawba, 28-0 *
Elon, 14-8
Western Carolina, 7-6
Newberry, 21-0 *
Appalachian, 17-21 *
Lenoir-Rhyne, 0-17 *
Presbyterian, 7-27 *
Richmond, 22-7 *

1961

Coach: Jack Boone, 5-4-1 season.
Indiana State, 19-6
Guilford, 17-15 *
Catawba, 16-0 *
Elon, 22-20
Western Carolina, 6-7 *
Newberry, 13-7 *
Appalachian, 14-16 *
Lenoir-Rhyne, 19-24 *
Furman, 8-29 *
Wofford, 20-20 *

1962

Coach: Clarence Stasavich, 5-4-0 season.
Richmond, 26-27
Catawba, 15-14
Elon, 19-23
Western Carolina, 16-20 *
Newberry, 36-8 *
Appalachian, 29-16
Lenoir-Rhyne, 6-7 *
Wofford, 41-9 *
Eastern Kentucky, 29-12
Description of the ECU-EKU game from the 1963 Buccaneer:

East Carolina came through with a phenomenal 21 point fourth quarter effort to defeat Eastern Kentucky. EK acquired an early 6-0 lead by capitalizing on a fumble deep in ECC territory. East Carolina came back a few minutes later when Larry Rudisill broke through right tackle for a touchdown, and adding a conversion, ECC took the lead 8-6. This lead was shortlived as the Maroons came back for an 80 yard touchdown march that gave them a 12-8 halftime lead. In the fourth quarter, the Pirates gained three touchdowns: the first by Vince Eiduke, a 56 yard run by [Tom] Michel for the second, and the last on a recovered fumble in EK's end zone by Richard Huneycutt to subdue the Maroons 29-12.

See also: Stasavich Hired as New Head Grid Coach at ECC


1963

Coach: Clarence Stasavich, 9-1-0 record.
Richmond, 7-10
Wake Forest, 20-10
Wofford, 34-7
Presbyterian, 24-7
Elon, 6-0
Western Carolina, 50-0
The Citadel, 20-6
Lenoir-Rhyne, 28-0 *
Tampa, 14-8
Eastern Bowl against Northeastern, 27-6
D Description of the Eastern Bowl from the 1964 Buccaneer:

Despite the intense cold and frozen field, the Bucs dominated the Eastern Bowl clash with Northeastern University. Both Tom Michel and Larry Rudisill made 80-yard touchdown plays in the second half. In the first period Michel went over from the fifteen to give the first tally of the game. Northeastern drove to the Pirate eleven yard line only to be blocked by the stout Buc line. After scoring two field goals, the Huskies relinquished the ball. Michel took the ball on a fake back lateral and scampered 82 yards to pay dirt. The next East Carolina tally came in less than three minutes. Larry Rudisill caught a deflected pass from [Bill] Cline and ran 50 yards to score. These plays took the spirit from the Huskies and the remaining minutes belonged to the Bucs. [Buddy] Bovender connected with [Maurice] Allen for 18 yards that clinched the game. Tom Michel was voted the game's top back; Frankie Galloway, most valuable player.


1964

Coach: Clarence Stasavich, 9-1-0 season.
Catawba, 25-0 *
West Chester, 33-7 *
Howard, 31-20
Wofford, 21-0 *
Lenoir-Rhyne, 33-14
Richmond, 20-22 *
The Citadel, 19-10
Furman, 34-13
Presbyterian, 49-8 *
Tangerine Bowl against Massachusetts, 14-13
Tangerine Bowl description from 1965 Buccaneer:
Refusing to fold after a frustrating first half, a stubborn East Carolina team came from behind in the second half to defeat a powerful Massachusetts eleven 14-13 in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

Three fumbles and a pass interception hindered the Bucs in the first half while Jerry Whelchel directed his team to a 7-0 halftime lead. The score came on a 12 yard pass to Redman edn. Whelchel converted.

In the third quarter, the Redmen added to their lead as Whelchel again teamed with Palm for 61 yards and six points. This time Whelchel missed the point after.

The Pirates started moving only minutes later. Jarring blocks and hard running moved ECC to the Massachusetts 2 yard line. George Richardson took it in from there, but the two-point conversion was missed.

Neither team could move the ball well until the fourth period when Bill Cline connected with end Whitty Bass for 68 yards to the Redmen 23. Four plays later, Cline passed to Pete Crane for the two-pointer and the game.

See also: 1964 Best Year Yet for ECC's Stasavich

1965

Coach: Clarence Stasavich, 9-1-0 third straight year. East Carolina joins Southern Conference.
West Chester, 27-6
Furman, 7-14
Richmond, 34-13 *
Louisville, 34-20
The Citadel, 21-0 *
Northeast Louisiana, 45-0
George Washington, 21-20
Howard, 35-10
Tangerine Bowl against Maine, 31-0

1966

Coach: Clarence Stasavich, 4-5-1 record.
William & Mary, 7-7 *
Northeast Louisiana, 14-21 *
Furman, 17-0
Davidson, 40-7
George Washington, 7-20 *
The Citadel, 27-17 *
Southern Illinois, 13-31 *
Richmond, 28-16 *
Southern Mississippi, 14-35 *
Louisville, 7-21 *

1967

Coach: Clarence Stasavich, 8-2-0 season.
William & Mary, 27-7
Richmond, 23-7
Davidson, 42-17
Southern Illinois, 21-8
Louisville, 18-13
Parsons, 27-26
The Citadel, 19-21
Furman, 34-29
West Texas State, 13-37
Marshall, 29-13

1968

Coach: Clarence Stasavich, 4-6-0 record.
Parsons, 37-7 *
William & Mary, 0-14 *
Louisiana Tech, 0-35 *
Southern Mississippi, 0-65 *
Richmond, 7-31 *
Furman, 24-13
Tampa, 21-28
Marshall, 49-20 *
The Citadel, 23-14 *
East Tennessee, 7-17

1969

Coach: Clarence Stasavich, 2-7-0 season.
East Tennessee, 0-7 *
Louisiana Tech, 6-24 *
The Citadel, 13-31 *
Richmond, 7-24 *
Southern Illinois, 17-3 *
Furman, 24-21
Davidson, 27-42 *
Marshall, 7-38 *
Southern Mississippi, 7-14