Scores

Final

East Carolina 24

(4-1, 2-0 away)

Middle Tennessee 17

(3-3, 2-1 home)

3:30 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 7 7 3 724
MTU 10 0 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: S. Carden (ECU) - 365 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Hairston (ECU) - 18 CAR, 94 YDS

Receiving: J. Hardy (ECU) - 8 REC, 85 YDS, 1 TD

East Carolina holds off Middle Tennessee 24-17

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Shane Carden had 365 yards passing and accounted for two touchdowns to help East Carolina edge Middle Tennessee 24-17 in a Conference USA matchup Saturday.

The Pirates (4-1, 2-0 C-USA) scored the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter when Carden found Justin Hardy for a 21-yard strike.

The Blue Raiders (3-3, 1-1) got the ball with 5:16 remaining following a missed field goal by Warren Harvey, but Logan Kilgore was intercepted by Damon Magazu on the next play.

East Carolina milked the remaining five minutes on the clock during the ensuing series, driving 42 yards on 11 plays and converting three times on third down.

Carden was 43-for-57 passing and also rushed for a score in the second quarter for the Pirates.

Kilgore was 28-for-37 with 245 yards and two interceptions. He connected with Tavarres Jefferson for a 26-yard touchdown to tie the game late in the third.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
MTU
1st Downs3320
Total Yards511334
Passing365245
Rushing14689
Penalties5-354-40
3rd Down Conversions17-239-16
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers12
Possession33:1426:46

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carden43/573656.410
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore28/372456.612

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hairston18945.2017
Allen7284.009
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whatley10555.5012
Bryson8192.418

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy88510.6121
Grayson7669.4032
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Henry56513.0026
Jefferson34113.7126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUMTU
TD12:30Vintavious Cooper 1 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 70
TD07:57Jeremiah Bryson 1 Yd Run (Cody Clark Kick) 77
FG01:44Cody Clark 22 Yd 710
SECOND QUARTERECUMTU
TD08:27Shane Carden 1 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 1410
THIRD QUARTERECUMTU
FG10:37Warren Harvey 25 Yd 1710
TD00:03Tavarres Jefferson 26 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark Kick) 1717
FOURTH QUARTERECUMTU
TD13:31Justin Hardy 21 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 2417