Today's games

October 29, 2005

SELECTED NATIONAL

North Carolina (3-3) @ No. 6 Miami (5-1)

Time, TV -- Noon, ESPN2

The buzz -- Hurricanes have outscored foes 136-20 in their past four games.

The line -- Miami by 20 1/2

The pick -- Miami, 31-14

No. 12 Ohio State (5-2) @ Minnesota (5-2)

Time, TV -- Noon, chs. 2, 7

The buzz -- Minnesota leads nation in rushing offense. Ohio State leads nation in rushing defense.

The line -- Ohio State by 4

The pick -- Ohio State, 23-17

No. 17 Texas Tech (6-1) @ Baylor (4-3)

Time, TV -- 12:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet

The buzz -- Opposing QBs have completed just 50.4 percent of their passes vs. Baylor.

The line -- Texas Tech by 11 1/2

The pick -- Texas Tech, 31-21

Purdue (2-5) @ No. 11 Penn State (7-1)

Time -- 3:30 p.m.

The buzz -- Purdue has nation's worst pass defense (347.6 ypg).

The line -- Penn State by 15

The pick -- Penn State, 30-17

No. 16 Florida (5-2) vs. No. 4 Georgia (7-0)

Time, TV -- 3:30 p.m., chs. 13, 9

The buzz -- The Gators have won 13 of past 15 in this rivalry.

The line -- Florida by 4

The pick -- Florida, 17-14

No. 8 UCLA (7-0) @ Stanford (4-2)

Time -- 6:30 p.m.

The buzz -- Stanford has committed no turnovers in its current three-game winning streak.

The line -- UCLA by 7

The pick -- UCLA, 35-30

No. 25 Mich. (5-3) @ No. 21 N'western (5-2)

Time, TV -- 7 p.m., ESPN

The buzz -- Northwestern is fourth in nation in total offense (529.3 yards per game), last in total defense (504.4).

The line -- Michigan by 3

The pick -- Northwestern, 37-35

S. Carolina (4-3) @ No. 23 Tennessee (3-3)

Time, TV -- 7:45 p.m., ESPN2

The buzz -- Philip Fulmer is 12-0 all time vs. Gamecocks but 2-7 all time against Steve Spurrier.

The line -- Tennessee by 14

The pick -- Tennessee, 24-14

STATE

Frostburg State (4-3) @ Westminster (3-4)

Time -- 1 p.m.

Series -- Westminster leads 8-1-1

Last week -- Frostburg beat Seton Hill, 45-9; Westminster lost to Thiel, 34-0.

Outlook -- Westminster has long been a thorn in Frostburg's side, but has lost three of its past four games.

Ursinus (3-4) @ Johns Hopkins (7-0)

Time -- 1 p.m.

Series -- Hopkins leads 28-15-4

Last week -- Hopkins beat Muhlenberg, 13-10; Ursinus beat Gettysburg, 16-13.

Outlook -- If Hopkins can win its 12th straight today, it will earn the school's first outright Centennial Conference championship and first NCAA playoff bid, although it has won 26 of its past 29 games.

Franklin & Marshall (2-5) @ McDaniel (4-3)

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1470 AM

Series -- Franklin & Marshall leads 20-16-2

Last week -- McDaniel lost to Randolph-Macon, 34-10; Franklin & Marshall lost to Dickinson, 19-16.

Outlook -- Injury-hampered McDaniel has lost three straight. Junior QB Brad Baer, who suffered a season-ending collarbone injury in the first game of the season, is a virtual certainty to be granted a medical redshirt.

Salisbury (6-1) @ Wesley (7-1)

Time -- 1 p.m.

Radio -- 1320 AM

Series -- Wesley leads 8-7

Last week -- Salisbury beat St. Peter's, 41-16; Wesley lost to Brockport State, 47-0.

Outlook -- When starting senior QB Dustin Johnson went down with an injury, the Sea Gulls were worried mostly about the impact his loss would have on the ground game. Backup Travis Peters, who was considered the better passer, last week ran for 66 yards on 11 attempts.

Bowie State (7-2) @ Virginia State (6-3)

Time -- 1:30 p.m.

Series -- Virginia State leads 13-5

Last week -- Bowie State beat Virginia Union, 42-12; Virginia State beat Shaw, 43-10.

Outlook -- Bowie State can win the CIAA Eastern Division with a victory today and a loss by Shaw, or if both Bowie and Shaw win there will be a three-way tie with Virginia State for the Eastern title. That would force a coin flip for the championship. Bowie has the edge in almost every offensive category over Virginia State, except scoring, where the home team has a 26.3-26.1 edge.

Florida A&M (3-4) @ Morgan State (2-6)

Time -- 6 p,m.

Radio -- 88.9 FM

Series -- Florida A&M leads 16-3

Last week -- Morgan State lost to Delaware State, 41-14; Florida A&M beat Norfolk State, 31-17.

Outlook -- The Rattlers are making their first trip to Baltimore to face the Bears after many meetings on neutral fields. The game is billed as the second Harlow Fullwood Classic.

Orlando Sentinel and Bill Free

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