UCF at Buffalo, 7 p.m., BHSN: The Knights (1-1) hope to rebound from last week's 28-21 loss to North Carolina State. The big news is another quarterback controversy. Coach George O'Leary is deciding between junior Rob Calabrese and freshman Jeff Godfrey. Calabrese was anointed the starter to begin the season, but Godfrey impressed last week, leading a pair of scoring drives off the bench. Godfrey completed 7 for 10 passes for 107 yards and had two rushing scores. Buffalo (1-1) won its opener 31-0 against Rhode Island, then lost last week 34-6 at Baylor. Sophomore QB Jerry Davis has thrown for 465 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
FAMU at Howard, 1 p.m.: The Rattlers (1-1, 1-0 MEAC) picked up their first win with a 17-14 victory at Delaware State last week. This week provides Florida A&M with an opportunity to pick up another key Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference victory and to secure some footing in the battle for the top spot in the league. QB Martin Ukpai was solid in last week's win, throwing for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Howard (0-2, 0-1) lost its opener 38-7 at Holy Cross, then fell 31-21 to Hampton. QB David Legree has thrown for 213 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Bethune-Cookman vs. Savannah State, 4 p.m.: Consider the first game of the Brian Jenkins coaching era a success. The Wildcats (1-0) romped over NAIA Edward Waters 70-10. Bethune-Cookman tallied 635 total yards, including 239 passing. That's significant because Jenkins hopes to have more of a balanced attack than his predecessor, fired Alvin Wyatt. Wildcats QB Matt Johnson put up 281 yards of total offense, with two passing touchdowns and one rushing. Savannah State (0-2) opened the season with a 48-3 loss at Georgia Southern, then lost last week 41-10 to Fort Valley State.
Florida international at Texas A&M , 7 p.m.: The Golden Panthers (0-1) opened their season last week with a tough 19-14 home loss to Rutgers. QB Wesley Carroll threw for 166 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in his first game since transferring from Mississippi State two years ago. FIU outgained Rutgers in yardage 371-172, but its five turnovers proved costly against the Big East foe. Against the Aggies (2-0), the Golden Panthers face the nation's eighth-best passing attack. Texas A&M out of the Big 12 is averaging 348 yards passing, led by senior QB Jerrod Johnson, who has thrown for 671 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions.
Izzy Gould, Times staff writer