- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

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.

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