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College football scouting reports: Florida International at Maryland, Central Florida at Kansas State, Florida A&M vs. Tennessee State, Bethune-Cookman vs. Norfolk State, Florida Atlantic vs. North Texas

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AT MARYLAND, NOON, ESPNU: The Terps (2-1) and Panthers (0-2) have played twice previously, with Maryland winning both times. FIU took leads into the fourth quarter against Rutgers and Texas A&M. The Panthers enter the game ranked ninth nationally in tackles for loss, 23rd in turnover margin (plus-2) and 28th in total defense.

UCF at Kansas State, 12:30, FSN: The Knights (2-1) meet the Wildcats (3-0) for the first time. UCF is 0-3 versus Big 12 programs, falling at Nebraska in 1997 and losing to Texas in 2007 and 2009. The Knights have outscored opponents 35-0 in the fourth quarter this year.

FAMU vs. Tennessee State at Atlanta, 3:30, Versus: Tennessee State (1-2) hopes to break an eight-year losing streak to Florida A&M (2-1).

Bethune-Cookman vs. Norfolk State, 4: The Wildcats (2-0) beat their first two foes by a combined score of 112-7, but the MEAC opener against Norfolk (2-1) is much stiffer competition. Norfolk's DeAngelo Branche is averaging 117 yards per game to lead the MEAC.

FlA. Atlantic vs. North Texas, 7: North Texas (0-3) will start its third quarterback in four games, with Riley Dodge replacing injured Nathan Tune and Derek Thompson. FAU's Alfred Morris edged the Mean Green's Lance Dunbar by 14 yards last year for the Sun Belt rushing title. FAU (1-1) has won all six previous meetings, though each has been decided by 10 points or fewer.

Times staff

College football scouting reports: Florida International at Maryland, Central Florida at Kansas State, Florida A&M vs. Tennessee State, Bethune-Cookman vs. Norfolk State, Florida Atlantic vs. North Texas 09/24/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:57pm]

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