Scores

Final

Southern Miss 14

(0-6, 0-4 away)

East Carolina 55

(5-2, 3-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

1 2 3 4 T
USM 0 0 0 1414
ECU 14 17 24 055

Top Performers

Passing: S. Carden (ECU) - 308 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: V. Cooper (ECU) - 14 CAR, 54 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Hardy (ECU) - 10 REC, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Carden, East Carolina blast Southern Miss 55-14

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Shane Carden threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score as East Carolina defeated Southern Miss 55-14 in Conference USA action on Saturday.

Carden, who completed 30 of 37 passes, connected with Justin Hardy on a 1-yard touchdown strike with 10:40 left in the first quarter to open the scoring and ECU (5-2, 3-1) never looked back, racing to a 55-0 lead heading into the game's final frame.

Hardy caught 10 balls for 126 yards. His 21 career touchdown receptions are the second most in ECU history, one shy of the record set by Lance Lewis from 2010-11.

Southern Miss (0-6, 0-2) converted on just 4 of 16 third downs and was limited to 233 total yards. Allan Bridgford and Nick Mullins combined to throw for just 112 yards on 11-of-28 passing. Mullins threw two touchdowns and one interception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
ECU
1st Downs1230
Total Yards233476
Passing112354
Rushing121122
Penalties6-566-55
3rd Down Conversions4-1611-17
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers21
Possession24:2635:34

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mullens9/17975.721
East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carden30/373088.330

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bracken7446.3035
Payne11363.309
East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper14543.9121
Allen10444.4111

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cox33712.3023
Sims23015.0017
East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy1012612.6125
Barnes34715.7023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMECU
TD10:40Justin Hardy 1 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 07
TD04:07Isaiah Jones 11 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERUSMECU
TD11:02Vintavious Cooper 21 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 021
TD05:29Shane Carden 1 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 028
FG01:48Warren Harvey 27 Yd 031
THIRD QUARTERUSMECU
TD11:40Bryce Williams 5 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 038
TD08:12Breon Allen 1 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 045
TD05:15Chris Hairston 4 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 052
FG01:34Warren Harvey 18 Yd 055
FOURTH QUARTERUSMECU
TD11:38Marquise Ricard 15 Yd Pass From Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta Kick) 755
TD02:18Bruce Johnson 8 Yd Pass From Nick Mullens (Corey Acosta Kick) 1455