1. Dr. Nephi Moroni Jorgensen, a member of the LDS Church and a Utah State grad, was the athletic director at East Carolina from 1947 to 1963. He was inducted into the school’s sports hall of fame in 1973.
2. East Carolina has won seven conference championships and nine bowl games. The most recent bowl appearance was in the 2015 Birmingham Bowl (a 28-20 loss to Florida).
3. In the 2001 GMAC Bowl, East Carolina and Marshall combined for a bowl record 125 points. Marshall overcame a 30-point deficit to win 64-61 in double overtime.
4. Last season, East Carolina receiver Justin Hardy became the NCAA Division I career leader in receptions with 387 catches from 2010-2014.
5. The trip to Provo is the second-longest East Carolina has ever made, next to a 2007 visit to Honolulu for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (a 41-38 win against Boise State).