According to 2013 NCAA football oddsmakers, the Canes come in as a whopping 31-point favorite over a Florida Atlantic team that will enjoy a massive [+31] cushion this evening.
For the FAU Owls, it was just a few days ago that coach Carl Pelini was still debating as to who would start under center in the season opener versus the Canes defense. His choices were: (senior) Melvin German, (sophomore) Jaquez Johnson and (freshmen), Greg Hankerson and DJ Juste.
In the end, Pelini chose to go with his second-year man, as "Quez" gets the nod and will lead a three-quarterback rotation for the Owls.
Thus, Hankerson will back up the transfer from East Mississippi Community College, and Juste will occupy the third spot in the team's depth chart.
For the first time in a long time, there were no such QB controversies in South Florida as they prepared for one of the most anticipated seasons in years.
In fact, Al Golden's squad comes into this 2013 NCAA football campaign with high expectations following one of the programs' most successful stints.
The Canes finishing the season with a 7-5 record overall and a 5-3 mark against ACC opponent. However, Miami was ineligible for NCAA championship and BCS postseason play due to a self-imposed ban.
it's going to be interesting to see how this team responds now that expectations have risen in the Miami, Fla., area. Don't miss this FAU Owls vs UM Hurricanes live stream, 2013 NCAA football odds & TV schedule game on ESPN.