Today's NCAA football 2013 live stream and televised schedule brings forth unranked teams in action, who could still make some noise this upcoming season. Among those teams playing will be an early season game for Florida Atlantic vs. Miami. The Hurricanes will open their season out of the Top 25 polls, but in both the AP and USA Today versions they received plenty of votes, so they could be among those climbing their way in. Today's Florida Atlantic vs. Miami televised and live streaming college football game will be presented by the ESPN networks.
An Aug. 30 report from Miami Herald calls the Hurricanes team this season "their best team in years." In tonight's game Miami is a 32-point favorite over FAU, and there will be importance placed on tonight's opening game to honor Howard Schnellenberger. He helped not only bring a football program to FAU, but also brought glory to the Miami Hurricanes team. The University of Miami is currently a five-time champion and with what some believe is their best team in years they'll try to bring back "relevancy" to the team.
Returning for the team will be senior quarterback Stephen Morris and tailback Duke Johnson. They're hoping to improve upon the previous disappointing seasons. In 2012, they finished at 5-3 in the Coastal Division, which was good for a 3-way tie with North Carolina and Georgia Tech. Due to a self-imposed bowl ban, they spent their second straight season without a trip to any postseason games.
For last season, Miami finished 7-5 overall, unable to knock off any of the ranked opponents they faced. In six of their past seven seasons they haven't won more than 7 games, so they'll certainly look to improve upon that mark this year. Part of the improvement will mean a vast improvement in their defense. Thanks to the fact that many of their defensive players will now be sophomores, the learning curve may start to go away.
Coach Al Golden will continue to guide the squad, hoping to restore the glory they had not too long ago. With one of the best offensive lines in all of NCAA college football, he's got a good shot of doing so. It all starts with a win over state school FAU, who finished 3-9 last season. Golden told the media with regards to Friday's opener:
“They look at Friday night as an opportunity to prove to themselves what they are developing and what they want to become. There’s a lot of urgency right now.
The expectations are the reasons the kids choose Miami and certainly why I came to Miami. I want to chase the bar. We want to chase … the greatest teams that have ever been though here.”
Tonight's Florida Atlantic vs. Miami game has a start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Televised coverage will be on cable or satellite through the ESPN U channel. Customers who have WatchESPN service in conjunction with their cable or satellite provider, will also be able to watch the game live streaming online, starting at 8 p.m. EST. See more details at WatchESPN on how to watch online.