JACKSON, Miss. -- Javancy Jones recovered a blocked punt in the end zone to put Jackson State ahead for good late in the second quarter and Rakeem Sims scored two touchdowns in the third in a 35-7 win over Texas Southern on Thursday night.
With the scored tied 7-7 in the final minute of the first half, Ariane McCree blocked Cory Carter's punt and Jones scooped up the ball in the end zone. Sims had a 2-yard score with less than 6 minutes left in the third and added a 1-yard scoring run with 32 seconds to go in the period.
JSU also had 2-yard TD runs from Clayton Moore in the first quarter and Sedmon Capler in the fourth. Moore was 8 for 16 for 81 yards passing and had 86 of the team's 214 yards rushing.
Texas Southern had 38 yards rushing, including Daveon Porter's 2-yard scoring run.
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.