Welton finished with 161 yards on 10 carries for the defending Football Championship Series champion Mountaineers (1-1). He led the way for a rushing attack that tallied 448 yards against 43 for the Dolphins (0-2) in the win.
Appalachian State bolted to a 21-0 lead on the Dolphins in the first quarter, including Welton's 44-yard touchdown run. Edwards scored on a 28-yards and threw a 6-yard touchdown Tavaris Washington to give Appalachian State a 28-0 lead at halftime.
Welton added a 72- and 2-yard touchdown to put the Mountaineers ahead 42-7 in the fourth.
Edwards finished with 77 rushing yards and 45 yards passing, completing 3-of-8 with one interception for Appalachian State. Devon Moore had 94 yards rushing and a touchdown, along with an 11-yard rushing score in the first quarter for the Mountaineers.
Peyton Manning was among the former Tennessee players who praised and roasted Phillip Fulmer, who led the Volunteers to the 1998 national title.
J.P. Urquidez, the No. 17-rated offensive tackle in the ESPN 300, has signed with the Texas Longhorns after being released from his commitment to Baylor.
The SEC says it is closely monitoring its Twitter account after a hack led the league to post a couple images of scantily clad women Saturday morning.
Baylor and ex-coach Art Briles acknowledged "serious shortcomings" Friday night in a statement announcing that the sides have mutually agreed to terminate his employment.
Wyatt Davis is a physical offensive lineman who can provide some versatility to Ohio State.
Zachary Carter provides Florida with needed depth on the defense side. He can develop into a versatile defensive lineman.