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Recap - Pirates Defeat North Carolina State 42-28

Recap - Pirates Defeat North Carolina State 42-28

North Carolina State was unable to contain Vintavious Cooper on Saturday and the result was a 42-28 Week 13 loss against the Pirates.

The Pirates were a 5.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 55.5.

Shane Carden completed 23 of 30 pass attempts for 255 yards for the Pirates in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Shadrach Thornton rushed for 66 yards for North Carolina State, while Matt Dayes added 31 yards. Brandon Mitchell threw for 312 yards for the Wolfpack, while receivers Rashard Smith and Quintin Payton had 104 and 91 yards respectively.

East Carolina outgained North Carolina State 445-441 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-22 by the Pirates.

The time of possession battle favored North Carolina State as their offense was on the field for 31:50, longer than the 28:10 of their opponents.

East Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Marshall. North Carolina State will aim to get back on the winning track vs Maryland.