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NCAA Game Summary - East Carolina at Tulane



(Saturday, November 17)

Final Score: East Carolina 28, Tulane 23

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Shane Carden threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns as he helped guide the East Carolina Pirates to a 28-23 win over the Tulane Green Wave in a Conference USA bout at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Carden converted 19-of-33 passes, was sacked once and had a pair of attempts picked off as the Pirates (7-4, 6-1 CUSA) logged their second straight win and the fourth in the last five outings. Carden also picked up an additional 36 yards and a score on the ground.

Tulane (2-9, 2-5) was paced by Ryan Griffin who hit on 36-of-57 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns, but his five sacks resulted in a loss of 38 yards which left the team with just nine net rushing yards on the day. Ryan Grant caught 10 passes for 94 yards in the squad's third straight loss.

The only points of the first quarter came from the Green Wave as Griffin capped a six-play, 54-yard drive with a 13-yard scoring pass to Xavier Rush.

Early in the second ECU tied the score at 7-7 with a seven-yard TD pass play between Carden and Justin Hardy.

Tulane pulled back ahead with just under six minutes remaining in the first half as Cairo Santos knocked through a 23-yard field goal after a 14-play drive stalled.

On the ensuing possession, Carden took matters into his own hands and crossed the goal line on a five-yard run to give the lead back to the Pirates at 14-10.

With time expiring in the half, the Green Wave closed the gap with a 43-yard field goal by Santos, making the deficit just a single point at the break, 14-13.

The teams continued to trade scores in the second half, with ECU's Reggie Bullock landing in the end zone following a five-yard run to give the visitors an eight-point edge.

Santos struck once more for the hosts late in the third with a 26-yard field goal to make the difference five points.

In the fourth quarter Carden combined with Andrew Bodenheimer on an 11-yard TD pass play to again boost the ECU lead, this time to double digits at 28-16.

Tulane had one last gasp as Griffin drove the team 73 yards on 12 plays in just over three minutes, culminating with a 31-yard TD pass to Wilson Van Hooser, but by then it was too late as the hosts bowed in the five-point decision.

Tulane, which entered the week ranked 119th in the nation in rushing with a mere 42.3 ypg, ran the ball a total of 22 times in the outing and finished with an average of 0.4 yards per attempt.

11/17 19:46:57 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUKE 47
TULA 13
Final
ECU 70
UNC 41
 
Final
TOWSN 31
NCCU 20
 
Final
NCSU 42
PRES 0
 
Final
KAN 2
DET 3
Final
CHC 8
LOS 7
Final
OAK 0
PHI 3
Final
NYY 3
TOR 6
Final
COL 5
ARI 1
Final
BAL 7
BOS 2
 
8th
PIT 0
MIL 0
 
9th
TAM 3
CWS 0
 
6th
MIN 2
CLE 7
 
9th
ATL 2
NYM 4
 
Final
HOU 10
SEA 1
9th
MIA 2
WAS 3
 
9th
STL 8
CIN 4
 
5th
SDP 1
SFG 0
 
4th
ANA 3
TEX 0
 
Final
WISC 68
BGU 17
Final
MSU 73
EMICH 14
Final
VT 24
GT 27
Final
PITT 20
IOWA 24
Final
RICE 42
ODU 45
Final
UGA 66
TROY 0
Final
SYR 20
MD 34
Final
DUKE 47
TULA 13
Final
COL 21
HAW 12
Final
AKR 17
MARS 48
Final
WAKE 24
ARMY 21
Final
KU 24
CMICH 10
Final
ALA 42
UF 21
Final
FIU 3
LOU 34
Final
ECU 70
UNC 41
 
Final
NAVY 24
RUTG 31
Final
SMU 6
TEXAM 58
Final
MICH 10
UTAH 26
Final
BYU 41
UVA 33
Final
WYO 20
FATL 19
Final
MIZZ 27
IND 31
Final
PSU 48
UMASS 7
Final
MINN 24
SJST 7
Final
ILL 42
TXST 35
 
Final
WASH 45
GASTATE 14
 
4th
SMISS 14
APPST 7
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOL 6
BST 0
4th
OHIO 29
IDAHO 17
 
4th
CIN 31
UMO 24
 
4th
MEM 36
MTST 10
 
4th
LSU 16
MSST 34
 
4th
ARK 45
NILL 14
 
4th
ARKST 7
UTST 14
 
4th
SALABAMA 6
GASO 21
 
3rd
WVU 24
OKLA 31
 
3rd
VANDY 21
SCAR 27
 
3rd
NEB 24
MIAMI 14
 
3rd
NMST 14
NMU 21
 
3rd
HOU 13
UNLV 7
 
Half
FSU 3
CLEM 10
 
10:00pm Tonight
ARZ
CAL
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BSU
LALAF
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WASU
OREG
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ORST
SDST
Final
TOWSN 31
NCCU 20
 
Final
NCSU 42
PRES 0