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North Carolina A&T knocks off FBS team for 3rd straight year

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Receiver hauls in TD with one hand for North Carolina A&T (0:34)

North Carolina A&T WR Zachary Leslie reaches out with his left hand to snag Kylil Carter's pass for a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. (0:34)

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Backup Kylil Carter threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, Timadre Abram intercepted a pass in the end zone as time expired and North Carolina A&T upset East Carolina 28-23 on Sunday for its 14th straight victory.

The game was postponed Saturday because of two lightning delays.

Defending MEAC champion N.C. A&T (2-0) beat an FBS program for the third straight season. East Carolina lost a season-opening home game to an FCS team for the second straight year, falling to James Madison.

ECU started a drive at the N.C. A&T 27 with 4:10 left in the game, but went four-and-out after electing not to go for a field goal. The Pirates got the ball back with 2:07 remaining at its 37 with no timeouts and drove down the field but wasted too much time before being forced into a Hail Mary play.

Carter was 7 of 9 for 93 yards and two scores for N.C. A&T, which beat FCS power Jacksonville State last week.

Carter connected with Zachary Leslie for a one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone to give N.C. A&T a 21-20 fourth-quarter lead -- it's first since 7-3. Elijah Bell caught a short pass, broke a tackle and ran for a 17-yard score for a 28-23 Aggie lead -- the third lead change of the fourth quarter.

Reid Herring made his first career start for East Carolina and threw for 304 yards, and two touchdowns and two interceptions.

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2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Norfolk State1-02-1
Florida A&M1-02-2
Howard1-01-2
Morgan State1-01-3
North Carolina Central0-01-2
Delaware State0-00-3
North Carolina A&T0-13-1
Bethune-Cookman0-11-3
Savannah State0-10-3
South Carolina State0-10-3