East Carolina improved to 2-0 in Conference USA play as they beat Middle Tennessee State 24-17 Saturday evening in Tennessee.
Shane Carden hooked up with former West Craven standout Justin Hardy for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to give ECU a 24-17 lead on MTSU.
Blue Raiders QB Logan Kilgore connected with Tavarres Jefferson on a 26-yard touchdown completion to tie ECU at 17 late in the 3rd quarter.
A Warren Harvey field goal has extended the Pirates lead to 17-10 against MTSU in the third quarter.
Shane Carden called his own number on a goal line run to give East Carolina a 14-10 lead in the 2nd quarter against MTSU.
MTSU converted a Vintavious Cooper fumble into 3 points as the Blue Raiders lead ECU 10-7 in the first half.
MTSU's Jeremiah Bryson plunged in from a yard out to tie the ECU-MTSU game at 7.
Vintavious Cooper scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on ECU's first possession to put the Pirates up 7-0 against Middle Tennessee State.
The East Carolina University Pirates return to Conference USA play today as they take on Middle Tennessee.
Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. It's the second of a three-game road swing.
The game comes after ECU took on two Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.
It airs on Sports South, on Suddenlink channel 25 and Time Warner 521/1521.