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Memphis at East Carolina

East Carolina 41, Memphis 7

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
ECUJustin Hardy 67 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUJustin Jones 39 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUWarren Harvey 37 yd FG
ECUWarren Harvey 45 yd FG
ECUJustin Hardy 11 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUJustin Jones 14 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUJustin Jones 4 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
MEMPJai Steib 3 yd run (Tyler Spurlock kick)
 
Team Stats
 MEMPECU
First Downs1621
Third Down Efficiency4-167-14
Fourth Down Efficiency3-30-0
Plays-Net Yards69-28165-369
Rushes-Yds43-11532-61
Passing Yds166308
Kick Return Yds9919
Punt Return Yds1647
Passes16-26-025-33-0
Punts8-2634-171
Fumbles-Lost2-25-2
Penalties-Yds7-702-20
Time of Poss.33:4126:19
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
MEMP: Jai Steib 13-38, Carl Harris 6-37, Eric Mathews 6-25, Brandon Hayes 8-14, Jaquise Cook 2-9, Tevin Jones 2-1, Jacob Karam 6--9
ECU: Vintavious Cooper 16-96, Brad Wornick 1-4, Michael Dobson 4-1, Hunter Furr 2-0, Shane Carden 9--40
PASSING
MEMP: Jacob Karam 14-23-153-0, Eric Mathews 2-3-13-0
ECU: Shane Carden 25-33-308-0
RECEIVING
MEMP: Marcus Rucker 7-88, Keiwone Malone 4-29, Jai Steib 1-21, Jesse Milleson 1-12, Reggie Travis 1-11, Alan Cross 1-3, Carl Harris 1-2
ECU: Justin Hardy 6-137, Justin Jones 5-80, Reese Wiggins 3-20, Danny Webster 3-15, Derrick Harris 2-15, Andrew Bodenheimer 2-8, Jabril Solomon 1-11, Michael Dobson 1-9, Antonio Cannon 1-7, Lance Ray 1-6
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Memphis1st American Athletic 7-19-3
East Carolina4th American Athletic 5-38-4