Scores

Final

Houston 28

(4-5, 3-2 American)

East Carolina 48

(6-4, 5-1 American)

12:00 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

1 2 3 4 T
HOU 0 7 7 1428
ECU 14 14 3 1748

Top Performers

Passing: D. Piland (HOU) - 341 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: V. Cooper (ECU) - 33 CAR, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Webster (ECU) - 6 REC, 46 YDS, 3 TD

East Carolina 48, Houston 28

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Shane Carden threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns to lead East Carolina to a 48-28 victory over Houston on Saturday afternoon.

Vintavious Cooper rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown for the Pirates (6-4, 5-1 Conference USA), who posted their highest point total this season.

The victory makes East Carolina bowl-eligible for the sixth time in the past seven seasons.

Carden's 31 completions and 43 passes are both career highs. He has thrown 16 TD passes against seven interceptions this season. Danny Webster caught six of Carden's passes, three of them for TDs.

The Pirates outgained the Cougars (4-5, 3-2) 245 to 28 yards rushing, which contributed to their nearly 30-minute advantage in time of possession. Houston ran the ball only 11 times.

Houston's David Piland threw 51 passes, completing only 22, including four for touchdowns. He and Carden threw one interception each.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
ECU
1st Downs1631
Total Yards369550
Passing341305
Rushing28245
Penalties1-157-85
3rd Down Conversions3-1212-20
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers22
Possession15:5244:08

Passing Leaders

HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piland22/513416.741
East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carden31/433057.141

Rushing Leaders

HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims5336.6021
Farrow111.001
East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper331404.2122
Bullock13675.2025

Receiving Leaders

HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sweeney39331.0149
Roberts56212.4140
East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris36521.7050
Webster6467.7312

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOUECU
TD04:38Danny Webster 6 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 07
TD02:13Danny Webster 12 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERHOUECU
TD12:40Danny Webster 9 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 021
TD00:48Reese Wiggins 8 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 028
TD00:05Larry McDuffey 10 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 728
THIRD QUARTERHOUECU
TD10:27Isaiah Sweeney 34 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 1428
FG06:52Warren Harvey 28 Yd 1431
FOURTH QUARTERHOUECU
FG12:55Warren Harvey 31 Yd 1434
TD11:26Mark Roberts 5 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 2134
TD02:47Vintavious Cooper 22 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 2141
TD02:01Ty Holmes 28 Yd Interception Return (Warren Harvey Kick) 2148
TD00:02Kenneth Farrow 20 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 2848