MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For Florida Atlantic, playing Miami represents a chance to beat a longtime powers and make an impact on the prized recruiting ground that is the southern portion of the Sunshine State.
For Miami, it’s just Game 1 of a season where expectations are high.
Favored by 32 points, the Hurricanes know they’re supposed to roll when they host the Owls on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. There are big questions for Miami to answer anyway, such as how new offensive coordinator James Coley will manage a game and if the Hurricanes’ defensive line will be as porous as it was last season.
FAU players say they’ve been waiting for this game for a while, and embrace the underdog role.
Source: Associated Press