Sunday, November 19, 2017
Colleges

College football preview capsules: Miami, Bethune-Cookman, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M

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Miami at Georgia Tech, 3, Sun Sports, 1040-AM

The Hurricanes (2-1, 1-0 ACC) haven't lost to the Yellow Jackets (2-1, 1-1) since 2008. But with a young defense, Miami might be vulnerable to Georgia Tech's tricky running game. Stopping the run might have become tougher Tuesday, when Miami starting MLB Denzel Perryman (ankle) was ruled out for the game. Tech ranks third in Division I-A in rushing (374 yards per game), 15th in scoring offense (44 points per game) and 17th in total offense (531.3). Miami ranks 102nd in run defense (205.7), 89th in scoring defense (31.3) and 100th in total defense (463.3).

Bethune-Cookman vs. Tennessee State, 4

Tennessee State is 3-0 and its coach, Roderick Reed, is a friend of B-CU's Brian Jenkins. Tennessee State RB Trabis Ward has rushed for 287 yards and five touchdowns, and QB Michael German has thrown for 718 yards and five scores. The Wildcats are 2-1 after a 38-10 loss to Miami.

Florida Atlantic at No. 1 Alabama, 5

The Crimson Tide (3-0) has forced 12 turnovers and committed just one this season, and nine players have sacks, so the Owls (1-2) figure to be overmatched. Alabama has scored 94 consecutive points in the past three games, a span of 145 minutes.

Florida A&M at Delaware State, 6

The Hornets (1-2) are playing their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener. They forced six Cincinnati turnovers in a 23-7 loss last week. RB James Owens rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns to lead FAMU (1-2, 1-0 MEAC) over Hampton last week. Rattlers QB Damien Fleming completed 22 of 29 passes for 236 yards. FAMU has won the past three meetings.

Florida International vs. No. 20 Louisville, 7

FIU (1-2) knocked off the Cardinals 24-17 last year, taking advantage of two long touchdowns by WR T.Y. Hilton. The Cardinals (3-0) start a monthlong road stretch that includes trips to Southern Mississippi and the Big East opener Oct. 13 at Pittsburgh.

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