Scores

Final

East Carolina 42

(5-3, 4-1 American)

UAB 35

(1-6, 0-3 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 7 6 14 1542
UAB 0 14 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: A. Brown (CHSO) - 319 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: V. Cooper (ECU) - 26 CAR, 172 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Hardy (ECU) - 6 REC, 132 YDS, 1 TD

East Carolina 42, UAB 35

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Shane Carden threw for 386 yards and East Carolina pulled out a 42-35 victory over Alabama-Birmingham in a see-saw, Conference USA contest Saturday night.

The lead changed hands four times after the Pirates (5-3, 4-1) drew first blood, with Carden tossing the winning score to Justin Hardy early in the fourth quarter.

East Carolina held leads of 10-0 and 13-7, but fell into a 21-13 hole when Austin Brown found Sam Accursio for a 4-yard passing touchdown midway through the third.

Vintavious Cooper cut the lead to 21-20 with a 1-yard touchdown run, and then Carden hit Cooper for a 30-yard touchdown pass to vault the Pirates ahead.

The Blazers (1-6, 0-3) regained the lead when Brown found Kennard Backman for a 9-yard score, but then yielded consecutive Pirates' touchdowns -- including Carden's pass to Hardy -- and couldn't overtake the lead again.

Carden finished 23-of-35 passing with two scores.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
UAB
1st Downs2719
Total Yards600401
Passing386319
Rushing21482
Penalties7-537-55
3rd Down Conversions9-145-12
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers00
Possession32:3127:29

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carden23/3538611.020
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown22/373198.630

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper261726.6237
Carden8354.4010
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reaves21693.3213
Franklin3124.0011

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hardy613222.0144
Dobson67011.7023
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams411428.5066
Nelson56012.0135

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUUAB
TD06:09Michael Dobson 2 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERECUUAB
FG14:56Warren Harvey 20 Yd 100
TD12:36Darrin Reaves 1 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 107
FG07:45Warren Harvey 25 Yd 137
TD01:22Jamarcus Nelson 35 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 1314
THIRD QUARTERECUUAB
TD08:36Sam Accursio 4 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 1321
TD05:19Vintavious Cooper 1 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 2021
TD02:43Vintavious Cooper 30 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 2721
FOURTH QUARTERECUUAB
TD12:31Kennard Backman 9 Yd Pass From Austin Brown (Ty Long Kick) 2728
TD09:21Justin Hardy 20 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Vintavious Cooper Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3528
TD07:00Vintavious Cooper 3 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 4228
TD03:47Darrin Reaves 9 Yd Run (Ty Long Kick) 4235