Killins, Wilson spark UCF past East Carolina, 47-29
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Adrian Killins returned a kickoff 100 yards and Dontravious Wilson ran for two scores as Central Florida beat East Carolina, 47-29 in the American Athletic Conference opener Saturday.
Killins now has scored three touchdowns, each covering 60 yards or more.
Wilson became the first Knight to score three touchdowns in a game since 2014 last week; this week he had scoring runs of 35- and 14-yards.
Phillip Nelson found Deondre Farrier with a 16-yard scoring pass to put the Pirates (2-3, 0-1) on the board first, but Killins tied the game by returning the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown and the Knights (3-2, 1-0) tackled East Carolina running back Devin Anderson for a safety to take the lead, 9-7.
Nelson was 23 of 41 for 278 yards and two touchdowns for East Carolina, but Brendon Hayes picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown.