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Recap - Pirates Defeat Southern Miss 55-14

Shane Carden sliced and diced the Golden Eagles defense for 308 yards as East Carolina handed Southern Miss a 55-14 defeat on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

East Carolina was a favorite by 24 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 55.5.

Vintavious Cooper rushed for 54 yards, while Breon Allen added 44 yards in the win. Justin Hardy and DaQuan Barnes added 126 and 47 receiving yards respectively.

Tyre Bracken rushed for 44 yards for Southern Miss, while George Payne added 36 yards. Nick Mullens threw for 97 yards for the Golden Eagles, while receivers James Cox and Justin Sims had 37 and 30 yards respectively.

Southern Miss was outgained by East Carolina 476-233 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 30-12 by the Pirates.

Southern Miss lost the time of possession battle 35:34/24:26, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

East Carolina heads into a Week 10 battle against Florida International. Southern Miss, meanwhile, will have their next action against North Texas.