UAB at East Carolina

East Carolina overwhelms UAB 63-14


GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Shane Carden threw five touchdowns to lead East Carolina to an overwhelming 63-14 victory over UAB Saturday.

Carden was 20 of 30 for 296 yards. His favorite target was Reese Wiggins who had five receptions for 142 yards and three touchdowns. The running game for the Pirates (8-2, 6-1) was even more impressive as Breon Allen and Vintavious Cooper each rushed for over 100 yards. Cooper also had three rushing touchdowns.

The Pirates scored five touchdowns in the first half for a 35-7 halftime lead. They converted 8 of 10 possessions into touchdowns overall, punting only once but turning the ball over twice on a pair of Carden interceptions.

Jonathan Perry threw for 210 yards for the Blazers (2-8, 1-5) and rushed for a touchdown in the fourth. He was also picked off twice, including a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown by the Pirate's Kyle Tudor.

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Scoring Summary
ECUReese Wiggins 5 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUReese Wiggins 55 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
UABDarrin Reaves 4 yd run (Ty Long kick)
ECUVintavious Cooper 26 yd run (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUVintavious Cooper 1 yd run (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUJustin Hardy 11 yd pass from Shane Carden (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUVintavious Cooper 4 yd run (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUKyle Tudor 50 yd interception return (Warren Harvey kick)
ECUBryce Williams 6 yd pass from Shane Carden (Davis Plowman kick)
UABJonathan Perry 3 yd run (Ty Long kick)
ECUReese Wiggins 17 yd pass from Shane Carden (Davis Plowman kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1736
Third Down Efficiency8-174-10
Fourth Down Efficiency1-23-3
Plays-Net Yards68-35476-625
Passing Yds210347
Kick Return Yds12923
Punt Return Yds015
Time of Poss.31:4728:13
Individual Stats
UAB: Jordan Howard 11-53, Darrin Reaves 15-51, Jonathan Perry 8-40
ECU: Vintavious Cooper 15-126, Breon Allen 13-92, Chris Hairston 9-48, Marcus Simmons 1-5, Ike Harris 1-4, John Barnes-Smith 1-3, Michael Dobson 1-2, DaQuan Barnes 1-0, Shane Carden 3--2
UAB: Jonathan Perry 16-34-210-2
ECU: Shane Carden 21-31-347-2
UAB: Jamari Staples 5-78, Jamarcus Nelson 4-52, Darrin Reaves 3-22, Dequindre Adams 2-40, Kennard Backman 2-18
ECU: Reese Wiggins 5-142, Justin Hardy 5-47, Cam Worthy 3-40, Breon Allen 2-47, Lance Ray 2-25, Isaiah Jones 2-23, Cedric Thompson 1-17, Bryce Williams 1-6

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