GREENVILLE, N.C. – Shane Carden threw for 358 yards, accounted for two touchdowns and Justin Hardy broke the FBS record for receptions in a career as East Carolina defeated Tulane 34-6 on Saturday.
Hardy had nine receptions for 104 yards and now has 355 career catches, pushing him past the previous record of 349 set by Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles in 2011.
Carden's 4-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Jones and Breon Allen's 15-yard scoring run helped the Pirates move out to a 20-3 lead. Marquez Grayson and Carden each added rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter to fuel the rout.
Cam Worthy finished with seven receptions for 115 yards. Allen rushed for 74 yards on 18 carries and Warren Harvey kicked two field goals for East Carolina (7-3, 4-2 American).
Tanner Lee threw for 301 yards with an interception for Tulane (3-8, 2-5), which struggled to sustain drives throughout.