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East Carolina Defeats North Carolina 55-31 - Recap

East Carolina Defeats North Carolina 55-31 - Recap

Shane Carden was good for 376 yards through the air on Saturday as the Pirates got past the Tar Heels by a score of 55-31 at Kenan Stadium.

East Carolina was the ATS victor, as they covered the 12.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 60.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Vintavious Cooper rushed for 186 yards, while Shane Carden added 22 yards in the win. Lance Ray and Vintavious Cooper added 84 and 70 receiving yards respectively.

A.J. Blue rushed for 68 yards for North Carolina, while Khris Francis added 10 yards. Bryn Renner threw for 366 yards for the Tar Heels, while receivers Quinshad Davis and T.J. Thorpe had 111 and 70 yards respectively.

North Carolina was outgained by East Carolina 603-465 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 36-26 by the Pirates.

The time of possession battle favored East Carolina as their offense was on the field for 36:09, longer than the 23:51 of their opponents.

East Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Middle Tennessee. North Carolina will aim to get back on the winning track at Virginia Tech.