GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) 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.
Tanner Lee threw for 301 yards with an interception for Tulane (3-8, 2-5), which struggled to sustain drives throughout.