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College football previews: FAMU, Bethune-Cookman, Miami

Florida A&M at Howard, 1

Both teams are 2-0 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, so the winner will be in good position to chase the league title. QB Damien Fleming leads the Rattlers (2-3) with 1,091 passing yards and 10 touchdowns, generally connecting with WR Travis Harvey, who has 36 catches for 462 yards and seven TDs. Howard is 3-1 overall.

Bethune-Cookman vs. N.C. A&T, 4

North Carolina A&T (2-2, 0-1) leads the MEAC in total defense (allowing an average 255 yards per game), but it will be tested by B-CU (3-2, 2-0), which leads in total offense (371.2).

Miami vs. No. 9 Notre Dame at Chicago, 7:30, Ch. 8, 1040-AM

The Fighting Irish are trying to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2002. Miami (4-1) also is looking to move back among the elite and also is looking for its biggest victory since a 21-20 win over No. 8 Oklahoma three years ago. Miami QB Stephen Morris, who threw for a school- and ACC-record 566 yards last week against N.C. State, leads Division I-A's 15th-ranked passing offense. Notre Dame is rated ninth in I-A in pass-efficiency defense and 15th in total defense. Notre Dame is 9-0-2 all time at Soldier Field, including 3-0 during the 1929 national championship season, when Notre Dame Stadium was being built.

Times staff, wires

College football previews: FAMU, Bethune-Cookman, Miami 10/05/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 9:20pm]
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