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State football previews: B-CU, FAMU, FAU, FIU

Other state games

Bethune-Cookman at N.C. Central, noon, ESPNews: The Wildcats (7-1, 4-0 MEAC) are in the driver's seat as the only team unbeaten in league play. N.C. Central is 4-4 and 2-2 in the league.

Florida A&M at Norfolk State, 2 p.m.: Both teams are struggling at 2-6 overall. The Rattlers are 1-3 in the MEAC, Norfolk is 2-2.

Tulane at Fla. Atlantic, 5 p.m.: Offensive coordinator Brian Wright is now interim head coach for the Owls (2-6, 1-4 C-USA) after the resignations of coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis. Tulane (6-2, 4-0) is bowl eligible for the first time in 11 years.

East Carolina at Fla. International, 6 p.m.: The Pirates (5-2, 3-1 C-USA) bring the league's top-ranked scoring offense (37.1) and passing offense (340.3 yards per game) to South Florida. ECU junior QB Shane Carden enters the game with the best completion percentage in Division I-A at 74.5. The Panthers (1-6, 1-2) are stingy against the pass, ranking fourth in C-USA in pass defense (209.3 yards per game).

Times staff, wires

State football previews: B-CU, FAMU, FAU, FIU 11/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 1, 2013 8:52pm]
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