Scores

Final

Florida Atl 13

(0-2, 0-1 C-USA)

East Carolina 31

(2-0, 1-0 American)

Coverage: FOX Sports 1

7:30 PM ET, September 5, 2013

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

1 2 3 4 T
FAU 3 3 0 713
ECU 7 14 10 031

Top Performers

Passing: S. Carden (ECU) - 191 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: V. Cooper (ECU) - 20 CAR, 95 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Dukes (FAU) - 6 REC, 36 YDS, 1 TD

Carden leads East Carolina past FAU, 31-13

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Shane Carden threw two touchdown passes and East Carolina beat Florida Atlantic 31-13 on Thursday night in the Pirates' final Conference USA opener.

Carden was 17 of 25 for 191 yards for East Carolina (2-0, 1-0) against the overmatched Owls (0-2, 0-1). The Pirates are leaving Conference USA after the season for the American Athletic Conference, while the Owls are in their first season in C-USA after bolting from the Sun Belt.

Carden threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Davon Grayson in the first quarter, and connected with Justin Hardy on a 1-yarder in the second. Last week in a 52-38 victory over Old Dominion, Carden set school records with 447 yards and 46 completions and matched the TD mark with five.

Vintavious Cooper had 20 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 49 yards.

Florida Atlantic, coming off a 34-6 loss at Miami in its opener, is 4-25 in its last 29 games.

Greg Hankerson threw a 2-yard scoring pass to William Dukes with 1:03 left, and Mitch Anderson made two field goals for the Owls.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAU
ECU
1st Downs1616
Total Yards282312
Passing178202
Rushing104110
Penalties2-97-44
3rd Down Conversions7-185-13
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers32
Possession34:0325:57

Passing Leaders

Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hankerson14/261164.511
East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carden17/251917.620

Rushing Leaders

Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wallace10444.4015
Johnson12393.3014
East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper20954.8124
Hunter3113.706

Receiving Leaders

Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stoshak26331.5040
McKinney5387.6017
East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper5499.8015
Hardy4369.0113

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAUECU
TD10:30Davon Grayson 18 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 07
FG03:07Mitch Anderson 44 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERFAUECU
FG11:55Mitch Anderson 46 Yd 67
TD10:35Justin Hardy 1 Yd Pass From Shane Carden (Warren Harvey Kick) 614
TD09:13Vintavious Cooper 7 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 621
THIRD QUARTERFAUECU
FG10:12Warren Harvey 22 Yd 624
TD00:46Chris Hairston 4 Yd Run (Warren Harvey Kick) 631
FOURTH QUARTERFAUECU
TD01:03William Dukes 2 Yd Pass From Greg Hankerson (Mitch Anderson Kick) 1331