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Pirates Down UAB 42-35 - Match Report

Shane Carden was good for 386 yards through the air on Saturday as the Pirates got past the Blazers by a score of 42-35 at Legion Field.

East Carolina won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 56.5.

Vintavious Cooper rushed for 172 yards, while Shane Carden added 35 yards in the win. Justin Hardy and Michael Dobson added 132 and 70 receiving yards respectively.

Darrin Reaves rushed for 69 yards for UAB, while Greg Franklin added 12 yards. Austin Brown threw for 319 yards for the Blazers, while receivers Nick Adams and Jamarcus Nelson had 114 and 60 yards respectively.

UAB lost the offensive yardage battle to East Carolina 600-401 yards in Saturday's game. East Carolina had more first downs as that total ended up 27-19.

East Carolina led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 32:31/27:29 split in that important category.

East Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Navy. UAB will aim to get back on the winning track at Tulane.