Scores

Final

East Carolina 34

(6-2, 4-1 C-USA)

FIU 13

(1-7, 1-3 C-USA)

6:00 PM ET, November 2, 2013

FIU Stadium, MIAMI, FL

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 14 7 0 1334
FIU 3 7 3 013

Top Performers

Passing: S. Carden (ECU) - 264 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: V. Cooper (ECU) - 14 CAR, 48 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Hardy (ECU) - 5 REC, 136 YDS, 1 TD

ECU pulls away for 34-13 win over FIU

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Shane Carden tossed three first-half touchdown passes as East Carolina pulled away for a 34-13 win over FIU on Saturday.

Carden connected with Justin Hardy for a 44-yard score on East Carolina's first drive, putting the Pirates (6-2, 4-1 Conference USA) up 7-0. Later in the half Carden threw touchdown passes on consecutive drives, hooking up with DaQuan Barnes for a 26-yard score and then Vintavious Cooper for a 2-yarder. Carden tallied 264 yards passing.

FIU (1-7, 1-3) cut the lead to 21-13 with a field goal in the third quarter, but in the fourth East Carolina scored on a 35-yard wide receiver pass from Hardy to Isaiah Jones and Cooper ran for a 2-yard touchdown for the final margin. Hardy finished with five catches for 136 yards.

East Carolina reached bowl eligibility for the seventh time in the last eight years with the victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
FIU
1st Downs1723
Total Yards373267
Passing299194
Rushing7473
Penalties5-603-40
3rd Down Conversions4-116-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers01
Possession19:2340:37

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carden23/352647.530
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hilliard21/331945.901

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper14483.417
Carden3186.0012
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Caldwell10535.3013
Spearman III17291.719

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy513627.2144
Jones99210.2135
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith10979.7019
Taylor13333.0033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUFIU
TD13:12Justin Hardy 44 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 70
FG06:10Austin Taylor 52 Yd 73
TD03:25DaQuan Barnes 26 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERECUFIU
TD11:19Vintavious Cooper 2 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 213
TD01:59Silas Spearman III 1 Yd Run (Austin Taylor Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERECUFIU
FG08:54Austin Taylor 31 Yd 2113
FOURTH QUARTERECUFIU
TD08:07Isaiah Jones 35 Yd Pass From Justin Hardy (Warren Harvey Kick) 2813
TD01:08Vintavious Cooper 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3413