Edwards had seven receptions for 82 yards, including scoring passes of 28 and 9 yards that helped give the Miners a 24-17 lead at halftime. Josh Bell also scored for UTEP (2-6, 1/3 Conference USA) on a 14-yard run.
Lamaison was 11 of 16 for 157 yards before leaving in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.
Ryan Griffin completed 28 of 44 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns for Tulane (1-6, 1-2). Justyn Shackleford had six catches for 130 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown; Ryan Grant added six receptions for 115 yards, including a 15-yard TD.
The Green Wave had 440 yards of offense, just 5 less than UTEP, but managed only a field goal on five second-half possessions.
All eyes will be on ESPN 300 QB Jacob Eason after Mark Richt was fired by Georgia. Keeping his commitment will be key for the next coach.
New Rutgers athletic director Patrick Hobbs has made hiring a football coach his first priority.
SEC Network's Clint Stoerner, Matt Stinchcomb and Paul Finebaum give their initial reactions to Mark Richt being out as Georgia head coach.
Former Hawaii quarterback Nick Rolovich will take over his alma mater and said Monday he plans to focus on the bonds his players develop with one another, not on any specific offense or defense.
The first bowl matchup is set, with Western Michigan joining Middle Tennessee in the Bahamas Bowl, a source said.
The Big Ten issued its first batch of postseason honors on Monday night, unveiling its All-Big Ten teams and individual awards on defense and special teams.