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College football preview capsules for UCF, FAU, FIU

UCF at Memphis, 2: The Knights (3-7, 2-4) can't qualify for a bowl but are coming off a 30-14 win at Marshall. Former Largo High star Brynn Harvey had his most productive game as a freshman with 33 carries for 150 yards and a touchdown. UCF is ranked last in Division I-A in total offense (235.1 yards per game). The Tigers (5-5, 3-3) are trying to become bowl eligible and are expected to rotate QBs Brett Toney and Arkelon Hall.

Fla. atlantic at Arkansas St., 3: The Owls (5-5, 3-2 Sun Belt) have won four straight, including 40-29 over Louisiana-Lafayette last week. Senior LB Frantz Joseph is ranked second in Division I-A in tackles per game (11.4). The Red Wolves (4-5, 2-2) are coming off a bye after falling 22-21 to Florida International on Nov. 8. Josh Arauco is 15-for-15 on field goals, including four from 40 yards or longer.

Fla. international vs. La.-Monroe, 7: The Golden Panthers (4-5, 3-2 Sun Belt) are coming off a bye after beating Arkansas State 22-21 on Nov. 8. FIU, 1-11 last season, has three games remaining with an outside shot of winning the conference. The Warhawks (3-8, 2-4) have lost two straight, including 59-0 to Mississippi last week.

Izzy Gould, Times staff writer

College football preview capsules for UCF, FAU, FIU 11/21/08 [Last modified: Friday, November 21, 2008 7:24pm]
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