LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- LaQuintus Dowell snapped a tie in the third quarter with a TD run, pushing UTEP over New Mexico State 48-21 Saturday night.
Dowell's 54-yard rushing TD ended a back-and-forth scoring battle, and gave the Miners a 28-21 lead. Darrin Laufasa rushed for a TD with five minutes left in the fourth for UTEPs biggest lead of the night at 35-21, and picked up one more with a 45-yard run.
Jameill Showers had one rushing and one passing touchdown for the Miners, finishing 18 of 28 for 253 yards.
New Mexico State (0-3) spread its passing game between Andrew McDonald and King Davis III. Davis' 72-yard TD pass to Brandon Betancourt tied the game at 21-21 halfway through the third, before Dowell's TD broke it a minute later. McDonald threw the other two TD passes for the Aggies in the first quarter, both to tie up the score.
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.