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No. 14 Miami vs. Georgia Tech, 3:30, ESPNU, 1470-AM: The Hurricanes (4-0, 0-0 ACC) have won four in a row in the series. Extending that would probably cement them as the early favorite in the ACC's Coastal Division race. Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1) probably needs a win to remain a viable contender in the Coastal; should the Yellow Jackets fall, not only would they have two ACC losses, but they would be to division rivals, with Virginia Tech the first of those.

UCF at Memphis, 4:30, 1350-AM: The Knights (3-1) make their American Athletic Conference debut after impressive performances against Penn State, a victory, and South Carolina, a narrow loss. The Tigers (1-2) also are opening conference play. Memphis' Paxton Lynch has completed 50 of 77 passes for 494 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in his first three career starts.

FAMU at Morgan State, 1: Both teams have struggled for success this season and are looking for a spark. The Rattlers are 1-3. Morgan State is 0-5, 0-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. This is FAMU's opener in the MEAC.

Bethune-Cookman at Delaware State, 2: The Wildcats (3-1, 0-0 MEAC) are back playing I-AA opponents after Florida State had a big game against them two weeks ago. They should have an easier time with Delaware State (1-3, 0-1).

Fla. Atlantic at UAB, 3: Owls sophomore CB D'Joun Smith has three interceptions to lead C-USA and tie for fourth nationally. Blazers junior K Ty Long was named C-USA special teams player of the week after hitting three field goals at Vanderbilt, which made him 24-for-24 on kicks of 40 yards or fewer at UAB (1-3, 0-0 C-USA). FAU is 1-4 overall, 0-3 in the league.

Fla. International at Southern Miss, 4: Through four games, 22 players have made their first career starts for the Golden Panthers (0-4). Southern Miss (0-4) has used 11 true freshmen, including five who have started. This is the C-USA opener for both.

Times staff, wires

State college football game previews 10/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 4, 2013 8:51pm]

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