Banks ran it in from 16 yards out to give the Green Wave (4-6, 2-4 American Athletic Conference) the edge in overtime. He finished with 110 yards passing and 96 yards and two scores rushing.
East Carolina trailed 24-14 early in the fourth when Kiante Anderson recovered a Banks fumble, which the Pirates (2-8, 1-5) quickly converted into a field goal, closing the gap to 24-17 with 12:18 to play. Later, Gardner Minshew threw a TD to Deondre Farrier to even it up at 24-all with 36 seconds left, forcing the overtime.
Hilliard ran for a 60-yard score with 8:49 to play in the half and Merek Glover booted a 26-yard field goal to give the Green Wave a 17-10 lead at the break.
Minshew had 228 yards and a score passing for the Pirates (2-8, 1-5).
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LSU jumped over Oklahoma but the top 10 remained mostly unchanged in the AP college football poll. In the bottom half of the poll, five teams entered the Top 25 on Sunday, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007.
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Virginia Tech has dismissed defensive end Trevon Hill from the team.
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Ohio State AD Gene Smith has denied a report that the Buckeyes are looking to make Ryan Day the coach-in-waiting behind Urban Meyer.
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