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Gameday blog: FAU at Miami

The 2013 season is set to begin at 8 p.m. tonight against the visiting FAU Owls.

As per tradition, we will be hosting a live blog on CoverItLive here at Eye On The U. Tonight's game is being televised on ESPNU and broadcast on WQAM (560 AM), Radio Caracol (Spanish, 1260 AM), WVUM (90.5 FM) and XM 191 on Satellite Radio. 

The Hurricanes are favored to beat the Owls by 32 points according to the spread makers in Las Vegas. FAU is coming off a 3-9 season and is under second-year coach Carl Pelini. The Owls are expected to play a couple guys under center, but it's likely sophomore Jaquez Johnson (6-1, 225) who will start. He'll get some help from freshmen Greg Hankerson (6-0, 172) and DJ Juste (6-2, 180).

OwlAccess.com reported Thursday that five players will sit out today's game with suspensions: starting slot receiver Daniel McKinney, tight end Darion Howard, running back Damian Fortner, defensive tackle Lance Burlingame and long-snapper Stephen Curtis. The last four are not starters.

Here is the live blog. Remember to login and keep it clean please. I'm picking Miami to win handily by the way.