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

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Bethune-Cookman at Howard, 1: The Wildcats extended their MAC winning streak to 14 last week. B-CU (4-1, 1-0) has not lost a fumble all season and leads Division I-AA in the category. Howard is 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the league.

Florida Atlantic vs. Marshall, 5: This is the first meeting between the schools. Marshall (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA) has 18 Floridians on its two-deep roster. The Owls offense had 579 total yards, the most since 2009, in Saturday's victory at Alabama-Birmingham. FAU is 2-4, 1-3.

Florida A&M at Savannah State, 6: Both teams are struggling. The Rattlers are 1-4 overall, 0-1 in the MEAC. Savannah State is 1-5, 0-2.

Florida International vs. Ala.-Birmingham, 7:30: Freshman WR Jamari Staples has caught a touchdown in each of the past three games for the Blazers (1-4, 0-1 Conference USA). He has 14 catches for 223 yards and four scores in five games. Freshman RB Silas Spearman led the Panthers (1-4, 1-0) Saturday with 29 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

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