KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Alex Carder threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns to lead Western Michigan past Nicholls State 38-7 on Saturday night.
Both of Carder's scoring passes came in the first half along with a pair of touchdown runs by Brian Fields, who finished with 54 yards rushing.
Chika Madu accounted for the only score for the Colonels (1-1) with a 36-yard interception return midway through the second quarter.
The Broncos (1-1) led 28-7 at halftime.
Antoin Scriven increased the lead to 35-7 with a short touchdown dash in the third quarter. John Potter capped it off with a 40-yard field goal in the fourth.
The Broncos' Tevin Drake led the game in rushing with 86 yards.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.