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Carden, Jakes Lead Midseason All-AAC Team

To no surprise, East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden and Memphis linebacker Tank Jakes headline the first annual midseason All-American Athletic Conference team. Photo used courtesy of Carden, who ranks No. 13 in the NCAA with a 78.3 Total QBR (No. 1 among active non-Power 5 quarterbacks), leads an explosive ECU offense that ranks No. 5...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU Pirates QB Shane Carden is a Legitimate Heisman Contender

Whenever the East Carolina Pirates hit the field on game day, there is no doubt that senior quarterback Shane Carden is the best player on the field. Carden’s numbers speak for themselves in showing that he is not your average gunslinger. In four short games, Carden has racked up 1,469 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Photo used courtesy of wralsportsfan...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dynamic Dozen Heisman Contenders Week Four: Carden in the race

East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden is back in the Dozen after being just outside it in week three's ranking and he was previously named to the Preseason Dynamic Dozen Heisman Trophy Contenders. Carden definitely earned a spot this week with the underdog victory at Virginia Tech and a game-winning rushing touchdown along with four total touchdowns. Oregon quarterback Marcus...
Via College Football Universe
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: ECU Pirates Think Football Is Lava, Mess Up Downing Punt at 1-Yard Line

Shane Carden and the ECU Pirates went into Blacksburg and took care of business against Virginia Tech, beating the Hokies 28-21 after a last-minute touchdown drive that took the lead with just :16 remaining in the game. It was a colossal win for ECU, which came off a hard-fought loss to South Carolina in Columbia the week prior, and is now seemingly in great position to contend...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons ECU Upsets Virginia Tech

The East Carolina Pirates have hard task facing them for the second straight week in a row as they travel to Blacksburg, VA to face the Hokies of Virginia Tech. While the odds are stacked against the Pirates, they should look to upset the No. 17 Hokies, and here are five reasons why. Reason No. 1 Shane Carden Here Carden is again making it on the watchlist radar, what a shocker...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

East Carolina's first 10-win season since 1991

On Monday, East Carolina beat Ohio 37-20 in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl for their first postseason win since 2007 and their first 10-win season since 1991 when they won 11 games including a victory over North Carolina State in the Peach Bowl. The Pirates did it in record breaking fashion against Ohio. ECU gained 281 rushing yards, 6.9 yards per carry, three rushing touchdowns...
Via College Football Universe
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

East Carolina rolls past NC State 42-28

Shane Carden threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help East Carolina beat North Carolina State 42-28 on Saturday. Justin Hardy had a first-quarter TD catch for the Pirates (9-2), who dominated the Wolfpack (3-8) to reach nine wins for the third time in six years. East Carolina led 21-7 at halftime and 35-7 entering the fourth on the way to the season's second road...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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