GREENVILLE, N.C. -- East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden ran for two touchdowns and threw for a score to overcome three interceptions, leading the Pirates to a 28-18 win over Texas-El Paso on Saturday night.
Carden, who was 28 of 40 for 258 yards, ran for a 6-yard score in the first quarter and threw a 3-yard scoring pass to Justin Hardy that gave the Pirates (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA) their first lead of the game at 14-10 going into halftime.
East Carolina would lead the rest of the way, as Carden's 8-yard TD trot marked the only score of the third. Vintavious Cooper's 24-yard rushing touchdown put the Pirates up 28-10 with 4:56 to play. Cooper finished with 128 yards rushing on 18 carries.
Alex Collins ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns as Arkansas secured its first winning record in the Southeastern Conference since 2011 with a 28-3 win over Missouri on Friday.
Imani Cross run for 4 yds for a TD (Drew Brown KICK)
Tommy Armstrong Jr. pass complete to Jordan Westerkamp for 26 yds to the Iowa 23 for a 1ST down
The rain never quit and the temperatures on the field never rose above 45 degrees. So what better time for Brandon Allen to give his arm a rest and take a back seat to the running game?
Anthone Taylor run for 2 yds for a TD
Mark May and John Saunders discuss Les Miles' indication that Saturday's game will be his last as LSU's coach.