Scores

Final

Memphis 7

(1-5, 1-1 American)

East Carolina 41

(4-3, 3-1 American)

4:30 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 0 0 0 77
ECU 14 3 17 741

Top Performers

Passing: S. Carden (ECU) - 308 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: V. Cooper (ECU) - 16 CAR, 96 YDS

Receiving: J. Hardy (ECU) - 6 REC, 137 YDS, 2 TD

East Carolina 41, Memphis 7

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Shane Carden tossed five touchdowns and threw for 308 yards as East Carolina trounced Memphis 41-7 Saturday in Conference USA action.

Despite posting minus-9 yards rushing in the first half, East Carolina (4-3, 3-1) outgained Memphis (1-5, 1-1) 236-105 before the break as the Pirates built a 17-0 advantage. Shane Carden was 16 of 21 for 245 yards with two passing scores in the half.

Justin Hardy was Carden's favorite target, pulling in five passes for 126 yards and a score in the first half. Hardy caught just one ball in the second half -- an 11-yard touchdown.

Carden's other first-half score went to Justin Jones for 39 yards. That duo would hook up twice more in the second half, as Jones reeled in scoring catches of 14 and 4 yards.

Marcus Rucker caught seven passes for 88 yards for Memphis, which has lost seven straight to East Carolina.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
ECU
1st Downs1621
Total Yards281369
Passing166308
Rushing11561
Penalties7-702-20
3rd Down Conversions4-167-14
4th Down Conversions3-30-0
Turnovers22
Possession33:4126:19

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Karam14/231536.700
East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carden25/333089.350

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steib13382.919
Harris6376.2015
East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper16966.0030
Wornick144.004

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker78812.6044
Malone4297.3018
East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy613722.8267
Jones58016.0339

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMECU
TD13:41Justin Hardy 67 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 07
TD07:30Justin Jones 39 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERMEMECU
FG00:47Warren Harvey 37 Yd 017
THIRD QUARTERMEMECU
FG07:47Warren Harvey 45 Yd 020
TD04:31Justin Hardy 11 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 027
TD00:25Justin Jones 14 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 034
FOURTH QUARTERMEMECU
TD12:22Justin Jones 4 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 041
TD08:59Jai Steib 3 Yd Run (Tyler Spurlock Kick) 741