MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Jyruss Edwards rushed for two touchdowns, Kolton Browning threw for 285 yards and one score and Louisiana-Monroe controlled time of possession to defeat Middle Tennessee 31-17 in the Warhawks' Sun Belt Conference opener.
Louisiana-Monroe (3-2, 1-0) had the ball nearly 40 minutes while rolling up 500 yards total offense compared to 307 for the Blue Raiders (3-2, 1-1). Middle Tennessee, which trailed 24-3 early in the third quarter, had just 69 yards on the ground.
After Benny Cunningham scored his second Blue Raiders TD in the first minute of the fourth quarter, Middle Tennessee got the ball back with 11:06 remaining.
Kilgore passed for 238 yards, and Carlos Lopez kicked a career-long 44-yard field goal for Middle Tennessee.
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.