Old Dominion at East Carolina

Carden leads East Carolina over Old Dominion 52-38


GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Shane Carden threw for a school-record 447 yards, 46 completions and five touchdowns to lead East Carolina to a 52-38 win over Old Dominion in the season opener for both schools Saturday night.

Carden broke his own records for yards passing and tied his record for TD passes.

The Pirates quarterback wasn't the only one to make it into the record book. Justin Hardy tied his school record of 16 receptions and also had 191 yards receiving.

Carden threw three touchdowns in the first half to give the Pirates a 21-17 lead.

He threw two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including the record-tying fifth on a 1-yard pass to Davon Grayson to extend the lead to 49-31.

Grayson scored on three of his four receptions for East Carolina.

Taylor Heinicke went 38 of 51 for 338 yards and three touchdowns for the Monarchs. He was the game's leading rusher with 52 yards and a score.

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Scoring Summary
ECUDanny Webster 4 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ODUJarod Brown 27 yd FG
ODUBlair Roberts 1 yd pass from Taylor Heinicke (Jarod Brown kick)
ECUDavon Grayson 9 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ODUJakwail Bailey 43 yd pass from Taylor Heinicke (Jarod Brown kick)
ECUDavon Grayson 6 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUTy Holmes 26 yd fumble return (Warren Harvey kick)
ODUTaylor Heinicke 7 yd run (Jarod Brown kick)
ECUJimmy Booth 0 yd run (Warren Harvey kick)
ODUColby Goodwyn 10 yd run (Jarod Brown kick)
ECUIsaiah Jones 4 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUDavon Grayson 1 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ODUBlair Roberts 9 yd pass from Taylor Heinicke (Jarod Brown kick)
ECUWarren Harvey 46 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2626
Third Down Efficiency8-1412-17
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-0
Plays-Net Yards75-46076-481
Passing Yds370447
Kick Return Yds4523
Punt Return Yds535
Time of Poss.28:5031:10
Individual Stats
ODU: Taylor Heinicke 11-52, Colby Goodwyn 9-29, Cam Boyd 3-9
ECU: Vintavious Cooper 12-38, Cory Hunter 2-7, Jimmy Booth 0-0, Shane Carden 5--4, Team 3--7
ODU: Taylor Heinicke 38-51-338-0, Antonio Vaughan 1-1-32-0
ECU: Shane Carden 46-54-447-0
ODU: Blair Roberts 9-74, Larry Pinkard 8-92, Colby Goodwyn 7-73, Jakwail Bailey 6-70, Antonio Vaughan 6-50, Zach Pascal 2-8, Marquel Thomas 1-3
ECU: Justin Hardy 16-191, Danny Webster 8-79, Reese Wiggins 7-48, Davon Grayson 4-28, Cam Worthy 2-36, Bryce Williams 2-16, Vintavious Cooper 2-14, Isaiah Jones 2-11, Cory Hunter 2-8, Zico Pasut 1-16
Old Dominion1st Conference USA East7-110-3
East Carolina4th American Athletic East1-73-9

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