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.
Quinton Flowers pass complete to Chris Barr for 4 yds for a TD
Quinton Flowers pass complete to D'Ernest Johnson for 28 yds to the UCF 4 for a 1ST down
Quinton Flowers pass incomplete to Ryeshene Bronson
Matthew Wright 28 yd FG GOOD
Justin Holman pass complete to Tre'Quan Smith for 23 yds to the SFla 16 for a 1ST down
Justin Holman pass complete to Tre'Quan Smith for 16 yds to the UCF 42 for a 1ST down