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College football preview capsules: Miami, UCF, FIU, FAMU, FAU

Miami vs. North Carolina, 2:30, ESPNU, 1040-AM

The Hurricanes (4-2, 3-0 ACC) have given up more first downs than any Division I-A team this season (158), have been beaten by at least 38 points on two occasions, and are on pace to obliterate school records for points and yardage allowed. But Miami is right where it wants to be in the Coastal Division, at the top. The Tar Heels (4-2, 1-1) could be a test.

FIU vs. Middle Tennessee, 6

Florida International senior Wayne Times extended his career-high streak to 23 consecutive games with a pass reception with five catches against Arkansas State. It's homecoming for the Panthers (1-5, 0-2 Sun Belt). Middle Tennessee is 3-2, 1-1.

Florida A&M vs. Savannah State, 6

The Rattlers (2-4, 2-1 MEAC) fell 17-10 last week to Howard but have a good chance to get back on track this week against visiting Savannah State (0-5, 0-3), which has lost by double digits in each game and scored more than nine points only once.

UCF vs. Southern Miss, 8, CBS Sports Network, 1350-AM

Blake Bortles has thrown for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns for the host Knights (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA), who haven't played since Oct. 4 against Southern Miss is 0-5, 0-1.

FAU at Louisiana-Monroe, 8

The host Warhawks (3-2, 1-0 Sun Belt) hold a 6-2 series edge over the Owls (1-4, 0-2). Monroe has gone over 500 yards total offense four times this season.

Times staff, wires

College football preview capsules: Miami, UCF, FIU, FAMU, FAU 10/12/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 12, 2012 9:22pm]
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