Amid the shelling the East Carolina football team endured at the hands of No. 9 South Carolina last Saturday, change has emerged.
The Pirates will give sophomore quarterback Shane Carden his first career start this weekend at Southern Miss in the aftermath of ECU’s 48-10 loss to the Gamecocks, a setback in which Carden relieved junior starter Rio Johnson for all but one series of the second half.
The change is due in part to Johnson’s lackluster, three-interception outing against the Gamecocks. Beyond that, it’s because even after Carden was handed the ball to start the third quarter and promptly threw an interception himself, he was able to hold it together, even tossing his first career touchdown pass late in the game.
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