Carden leads East Carolina over Old Dominion 52-38

Shane Carden threw for a school-record 447 yards, 46 completions

and five touchdowns to lead East Carolina to a 52-38 win over Old

Dominion in the season opener for both schools Saturday night.

Carden broke his own records for yards passing and tied his

record for TD passes.

The Pirates quarterback wasn’t the only one to make it into the

record book. Justin Hardy tied his school record of 16 receptions

and also had 191 yards receiving.

Carden threw three touchdowns in the first half to give the

Pirates a 21-17 lead.

He threw two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including

the record-tying fifth on a 1-yard pass to Davon Grayson to extend

the lead to 49-31.

Grayson scored on three of his four receptions for East


Taylor Heinicke went 38 of 51 for 338 yards and three touchdowns

for the Monarchs. He was the game’s leading rusher with 52 yards

and a score.