East Carolina vs Southern Miss Wrap - East Carolina Wins 24-14
The Pirates grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Golden Eagles on Saturday, winning 24-14 at MM Roberts Stadium.
East Carolina won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 57.5.
Shane Carden completed 13 of 27 pass attempts for 171 yards for the Pirates in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Desmond Johnson rushed for 76 yards for Southern Miss, while Anthony Alford added 13 yards. Chris Campbell threw for 145 yards for the Golden Eagles, while receivers Markese Triplett and Tracy Lampley had 66 and 52 yards respectively.
Southern Miss outgained East Carolina 324-228 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-13 by the Golden Eagles.
The time of possession battle favored East Carolina as their offense was on the field for 30:07, longer than the 29:53 of their opponents.
Next game, East Carolina takes its act on the road to face North Carolina looking for another win. For Southern Miss, they head on the road to face Western Kentucky.