Dec. 13, 1952
SALISBURY, N.C. - After a successful season of six wins, two defeats, and two ties, the Pirates were invited to play in the Lions Bowl game at Salisbury, N.C. Their opponent was Clarion State Teachers College of Clarion, Pa.
Sandy Siler scored the first touchdown of his college career and the score was tied 6-6 at halftime.
Clarion State took the second-half kickoff and marched downfield to get the only other score of the game as the Pirates were defeated 13-6.
The Pirates finished second in the North State Conference standings in 1952 with a 4-1-1 conference record. East Carolina placed three players on the all-conference team--Dwight Shoe, Willie Holland, and Dick Cherry. Pirate coach Jack Boone was named the league's coach of the year.
CSTC - Sandusky 30 pass from Bevevino (kick blocked)
ECC - Siler 1 run (kick failed)
CSTC - Czap 7 run (Wisniewski kick)