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State college football scouting reports: Miami, Bethune-Cookman, UCF, FAMU, FAU, FIU

Miami vs. Bethune-Cookman, noon, 1060-AM

The Wildcats (2-0) have won eight in a row, but the Hurricanes (1-1) are heavy favorites in their home opener. Miami beat B-CU 45-14 last season, but it was more difficult than it appeared. The 'Canes gave up 422 yards in the first meeting between the schools, trailed for a long stretch of the first half and didn't put the game away until the final minutes.

UCF vs. Florida International, 4, BHSN, 1350-AM

The Knights (1-1) are trying to avenge last year's loss in the programs' only meeting. FIU (1-1) turned two UCF fumbles into touchdowns and had six sacks in a 17-10 win. The Knights allowed just one sack in a loss last week at Ohio State and three on the season. FIU has allowed 416 yards and 42 points per game.

Florida A&M vs. Hampton, 6

Both teams enter the MEAC opener 0-2 overall. Hampton LB DeVante Hawkins has been in on 35 tackles (10 solo, 25 assisted) so far.

Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Georgia, 7:30, BHSN

Georgia (2-0) officially introduces its newest canine mascot, Uga IX. The Bulldogs survived their toughest early test by winning on the road in Missouri's SEC debut. This game will allow key freshmen such as OT John Theus and RB Todd Gurley to get more experience before the teeth of the conference schedule. The Owls (1-1) rank 10th in Division I-A in passing yards allowed (134.5 per game), but that's largely because their first two opponents — Wagner and Middle Tennessee — aren't passing powerhouses. Former Plant High QB Aaron Murray and the Bulldogs, who used four-receiver sets with great success against Missouri last week, could put up big numbers against a unit that likes to press the line and use single coverage.

Times staff, wires

State college football scouting reports: Miami, Bethune-Cookman, UCF, FAMU, FAU, FIU 09/14/12 [Last modified: Friday, September 14, 2012 8:12pm]
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