DOVER, Del. -- Nick Elko scored two touchdowns to lead Delaware State past Virginia Military Institute 17-10 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Elko's 26-yard touchdown pass to Travis Tarpley with 42 seconds left in the second quarter gave Delaware State a 10-0 lead at halftime.
VMI cut the lead to 10-7 late in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by David Turner.
The Keydets tied the game at 10 with 2:35 seconds left behind Jeff Sexton's 22-yard FG.
With 45 seconds remaining in the game, Elko ended a nine-play 55-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run giving the Hornets the lead for good.
Turner led VMI with 101 yards rushing on 23 carries. But VMI could not overcome four turnovers -- three fumbles and an interception.
Delaware State defeated VMI 24-21 last season in the teams' first meeting.
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.