Rogers was 6-of-13 passing for 119 yards and three TDs and added 103 yards rushing and one score on 10 carries. The Rebels (1-1) had 29 first downs and finished with 414 yards rushing.
Jason Filley's 33-yard field goal pulled UTEP (0-2) within four points late in the first quarter but UNLV outscored the Miners 24-0 in the second and, after the Rebels' Farrell Hester recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half, Thomas scored on a 4-yard run to make it 45-10 with 14:35 left in the third quarter.
Texas State fires coach Everett Withers
Texas State has fired coach Everett Withers after falling to 3-8 on Saturday with a 12-7 loss to Troy. The Bobcats were 2-10 in each of Withers' first two seasons.
No. 1 North Dakota St. tops FCS playoff bracket as CAA gets in record six teams
CAA Football set an FCS playoff record by getting in six teams on the bracket, but North Dakota State's dynasty will be pursuing an even bigger mark in the 24-team field.
Charlotte moving on from Brad Lambert, program's first coach
Charlotte will not retain Brad Lambert after this season, moving on from the only football coach the school has had.
Ohio State's 51-game streak as betting favorite on line vs. Michigan
Ohio State was installed as a 3.5-point underdog against Michigan. Barring dramatic line movement, it would mark the first time the Buckeyes haven't been favored since the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015.
The wild Big 12 gets even more fun with Les Miles' return
Even during a tough rebuilding job at Kansas, The Hat will tweak rivals and add entertainment value, just like he did at Oklahoma State in his first head-coaching job.
Breaking down the questions facing Les Miles at Kansas
Can the former LSU coach adapt to the high-powered Big 12? Can he recruit outside talent-rich Louisiana? Welcome to CFB's most interesting new marriage.