NEW ORLEANS -- Shane Carden's second touchdown pass of the game, with 4:29 remaining, gave East Carolina some breathing room in a tight 28-23 Conference USA victory over Tulane on Saturday.
The Pirates (7-4, 6-1), who moved into a first-place tie with Tulsa in the league's East Division, trailed the Green Wave (2-9, 2-5) in the second quarter and never led by more than 12 points.
That 28-16 margin came when Carden found Andrew Bodenheimer from 11 yards out to cap a 79-yard drive that consumed 4:41.
Griffin completed 36 of 57 passes for 293 yards two touchdowns, with Ryan Grant making 10 of the receptions for 94 yards.
Cairo Santos kicked three field goals for the Green Wave and is 20-for-20 on the season.
Feleipe' Franks, the No. 4 pocket passer in the ESPN 300 and 59th-ranked player overall, committed to Florida after breaking his verbal pledge to LSU amid the Tigers' coaching uncertainty.
After finishing 97th in the FBS in scoring and 75th in passing yardage, Minnesota has fired offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and passing game coordinator Jim Zebrowski, the school announced.
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Six days after his death from brain cancer, hundreds of people, including Michigan football players, attended a memorial service for the 5-year-old grandson of former coach Lloyd Carr on Sunday.
Purdue coach Darrell Hazell says assistant coaches John Shoop, Greg Hudson and Rubin Carter won't return to his staff next season.