East Carolina Defeats Florida International 34-13 - Recap
East Carolina won 34-13 on Saturday against Florida International behind a 136-yard receiving performance from Justin Hardy at FIU Stadium.
The Pirates won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 27-point spread. UNDER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an UNDER play.
Shane Carden completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 264 yards for the Pirates in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Lamarq Caldwell rushed for 53 yards for Florida International, while Silas Spearman added 29 yards. E.J. Hilliard threw for 194 yards for the Golden Panthers, while receivers Jonnu Smith and Clinton Taylor had 97 and 33 yards respectively.
Florida International was outgained by East Carolina 373-267 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-17 by the Golden Panthers.
Florida International led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 40:37/19:23 split in that important category.
Next game, East Carolina takes its act home to face Tulsa looking for another win. For Florida International, they head on the road to face Middle Tennessee.