MONROE, La. -- Kolton Browning returned from a foot injury to throw for 324 yards and three touchdowns as Louisiana-Monroe defeated North Texas 42-16 Saturday to earn its first winning season as a Football Bowl Subdivision team.
Browning completed 25 of 34 passes for the Warhawks (7-4, 5-2 Sun Belt Conference), whose record is the program's best since going 9-3 in 1993.
Wide receiver Je'Ron Hamm caught seven of Browning's passes for a career-high 119 yards, including fourth-quarter touchdowns of 24 and 61 yards that stretched the lead to 35-10.
Brent Leonard had eight catches for 93 yards and a touchdown for the Warhawks, who had lost their previous two games after winning five straight.
The teams combined for 985 yards total offense.
As Maryland transitions to a new coaching staff, there's still plenty of work to do on offense -- starting at quarterback -- but the line looks strong.
There are positive signs the Kansas State offense could be more explosive after a disappointing 2015 showing.
Ten years ago, Ole Miss' program was in the doldrums as the team won just four games. Fast-forward to the present day and much has changed.
There are several dominoes still to fall with 2017 wide receivers, and SEC West schools are targeting some of the top talent.
USC is ahead of the pack when it comes to pass-catchers, but there is depth across the division.
The pieces are now in place for a 2016 breakthrough at Louisville, where Bobby Petrino is beginning his third season back with the Cardinals.