The East Carolina Pirates have completed their 2016 non-conference football schedule with the addition of a game against the Western Carolina Catamounts, ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher has announced.
East Carolina will host Western Carolina at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville on Sept. 3 to open the 2016 season. The contest will be the 31st meeting between the two schools. ECU leads the series 17-13.
Western Carolina is a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Catamounts finished the 2014 season 7-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play.
ECU previously announced their other three non-conference games for the 2016 season. The Pirates host NC State on Sept. 10 and then travel for back-to-back games at South Carolina on Sept. 17 and Virginia Tech on Sept. 24.
The American Athletic Conference opponents have also been released for the 2016 season. East Carolina will host UCF, UConn, Navy, and SMU and will travel to Cincinnati, USF, Temple, and Tulsa.