East Carolina 55, North Carolina 31

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:30 PM
Location - Kenan Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 60000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
East Carolina 14 14 14 13 55
North Carolina 0 10 14 7 31

Recap



East Carolina 55, North Carolina 31:
Shane Carden passed for three touchdowns and ran for three more, leading the visiting Pirates to their first victory over the in-state rival Tar Heels since 2007.

Carden was 32-of-47 for 376 yards and connected with 12 different receivers. He was backed by a strong running game led by Vintavious Cooper, who had 186 yards rushing for East Carolina (3-1), which came in averaging just 63 yards on the ground.

Bryn Renner passed for 366 yards with three touchdowns and an interception for North Carolina (1-3) but lost for the first time against the Pirates. The Tar Heels struggled establishing a ground game, gaining just 67 yards on 32 carries, and also were plagued by costly penalties (nine for 94 yards).

Carden threw two touchdown passes in the opening quarter, the first capping an 11-play, 73-yard drive to begin the game and set the tone for the Pirates. He added two 1-yard runs in the second quarter to help give East Carolina a 28-10 halftime lead.

Carden ran for his third 1-yard score in the third quarter and capped the scoring with his second TD pass to Lance Ray from 48 yards out late in the fourth quarter. Renner threw all of his touchdown passes in the second half to give him 61 for his career, moving him past T. J. Yates (58 from 2007-10) for second all-time for the Tar Heels.

GAME NOTEBOOK: East Carolina, which tied a school record by running 100 plays, won for just the third time in 16 meetings with North Carolina. … Renner, who totaled six TD passes in his previous two starts against the Pirates, threw his first interception against the in-state rivals. … Tar Heels WR Quinshad Davis passed for a touchdown coming off a reverse in the second quarter and caught a TD pass in the fourth quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:28
East Carolina   TD  North Carolina 0 - East Carolina 7
1st Quarter - 3:06
East Carolina   TD  North Carolina 0 - East Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 14:17
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 3 - East Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 10:05
East Carolina   TD  North Carolina 3 - East Carolina 21
2nd Quarter - 6:33
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 10 - East Carolina 21
2nd Quarter - 1:48
East Carolina   TD  North Carolina 10 - East Carolina 28
3rd Quarter - 11:38
East Carolina   TD  North Carolina 10 - East Carolina 35
3rd Quarter - 9:36
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 17 - East Carolina 35
3rd Quarter - 6:16
East Carolina   TD  North Carolina 17 - East Carolina 42
3rd Quarter - 4:41
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 24 - East Carolina 42
4th Quarter - 14:55
East Carolina   FG  North Carolina 24 - East Carolina 45
4th Quarter - 13:52
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 31 - East Carolina 45
4th Quarter - 8:53
East Carolina   FG  North Carolina 31 - East Carolina 48
4th Quarter - 3:33
East Carolina   TD  North Carolina 31 - East Carolina 55
TEAMS

Team Records

  East Carolina North Carolina
W/L 3 - 1 - 0 1 - 3 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  East Carolina North Carolina
Score 55 31
First Downs 36 26
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-16
50%
9-for-17
53%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-3
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 603 465
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 54-227 32-67
Average/Rush 4.2 2.1
Passing
Comp-Att 32-47 29-47
Passing Yards 376 398
Average/Pass Play 8.0 8.0
Penalties-Yards 3-34 9-94
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 36:09 23:51

PLAYER STATS

East Carolina (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Carden 32/47 376 3 1
North Carolina (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 28/46 366 3 1
Q. Davis 1/1 32 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Cooper 35 186 5.3 0
S. Carden 8 22 2.8 3
J. Williams 1 10 10.0 0
C. Hairston 4 5 1.2 1
Q. Smyre 1 5 5.0 0
B. Allen 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Blue 20 68 3.4 0
K. Francis 4 10 2.5 0
K. Singleton 1 3 3.0 0
B. Renner 7 -14 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Ray 5 84 16.8 2
V. Cooper 8 70 8.8 0
J. Hardy 6 66 11.0 1
D. Grayson 3 47 15.7 0
J. Williams 2 28 14.0 0
I. Jones 2 27 13.5 0
C. Worthy 1 16 16.0 0
D. Webster 2 16 8.0 0
Z. Pasut 1 11 11.0 0
Q. Smyre 1 6 6.0 0
B. Williams 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Davis 5 111 22.2 1
T. Thorpe 6 70 11.7 1
E. Ebron 4 63 15.8 0
A. Blue 6 56 9.3 0
R. Switzer 2 28 14.0 0
J. Howard 2 26 13.0 1
N. Platt 1 23 23.0 1
K. Francis 2 13 6.5 0
M. McNeill 1 8 8.0 0