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(Thursday, October 23)

Final Score: (18) East Carolina 31, Connecticut 21

Greenville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards with two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina held off upset-minded Connecticut with a 31-21 win on Thursday. Carden, who had three straight games of 400-plus passing yards earlier this season, completed 38 passes on a career-high 64 attempts with one interception. Breon Allen rushed for 65 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns to help the heavily-favored Pirates (6-1, 3-0 AAC) win their fifth straight game. Justin Hardy recorded season highs with 14 receptions and 186 yards with a touchdown in the win. Chandler Whitmer threw for 303 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, while also recording a rushing score for the Huskies (1-6, 0-4), who have now lost five straight games and have yet to beat an FBS opponent this season.

10/23 23:47:01 ET