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Oct. 4, 2012 | Bright House Networks Stadium | Orlando | Attendance: 32,181

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UCF's McDuffie turns momentum

ORLANDO — As a tight spiral from Shane Carden descended into the waiting hands of Justin Hardy as he ran down the East sideline in the first quarter at Central Florida on Thursday night the Pirates were looking good. Two ECU possessions had produced a 14-0 lead with Carden completing a game-opening drive with a 7-yard touchdown run. Then on the first play of the Pirates' second series, Carden's deep ball to Hardy went for a 76-yard score. ... More from Al Myatt...

Holland: Visit by Tar Heels in 2013 unlikely

ORLANDO — The Atlantic Coast Conference apparently will play eight league games in football next season rather than nine as had been initially projected with the addition of new members Pitt and Syracuse. East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland said Thursday night in Orlando that probably doesn't mean a home game with North Carolina will be salvaged for the 2013 season as had been contracted earlier. ... More from Al Myatt...

Game Day Photos from Bright House Networks Stadium

ECU QB Shane Carden (5) sets to take the snap in the early going of Thursday night's road game with Central Florida. ©2012 View Al Myatt's 14-image slide show...

Coach Ruff Post-Game Audio

East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill met with the press after the Pirates' Conference USA loss at Central Florida Thursday night. (Recorded by Al Myatt)

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Conference USA Scoreboard & TV Listings

Thursday, Oct. 4:
   Central Florida 40 ECU 20 [CBSSN]

Saturday, Oct. 6:
   Boise State at Southern Miss, 12 pm [FSN]
   Southeastern Louisiana at UAB, 3 pm [ESPN3]
Saturday, Oct. 6 (continued):
   Tulsa at Marshall, 3:30 pm [CBSSN]
   Tulane at Louisiana-Lafayette, 5 pm
   North Texas at Houston, 7 pm [CSS]
   Rice at Memphis, 7 pm [FCS]
   Southern Methodist at UTEP, 8 pm [TWTX]

C-USA at a Glance: Standings, Scoreboard, Schedule and Players of the Week

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