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Recap - Pirates Defeat Tulane 28-23

East Carolina earned a 28-23 victory over Tulane on Saturday in Week 12 action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Bettors who backed the Pirates were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 10. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 65.5.

Shane Carden completed 19 of 33 pass attempts for 215 yards for the Pirates in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Green Wave defense.

Dante Butler rushed for 18 yards for Tulane, while Rob Kelley added 11 yards. Ryan Griffin threw for 293 yards for the Green Wave, while receivers Ryan Grant and Wilson Van Hooser had 94 and 51 yards respectively.

East Carolina outgained Tulane 387-302 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-20 by the Green Wave.

Tulane led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 32:11/27:49 split in that important category.

East Carolina heads into a Week 13 battle against Marshall. Tulane, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.