The number of days left until the 2013 college football season is falling, but expectations for the Miami Hurricanes are rising.
Fortunately for Miami, its schedule is far less imposing than seasons past. The Hurricanes play nine games in the state of Florida, including home contests against Florida, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, so Miami plays most of its key games at Sun Life Stadium.
With that being said, the ‘Canes must travel to division foe North Carolina and longtime rival Florida State for important Atlantic Coast Conference tilts.
Plus, when a team has high expectations, less-heralded conference opponents often target that matchup to pull off an upset.
Can the Hurricanes win an early game against a top-tier team and also avoid a bad conference loss?
Notes: Predictions based on both teams at full strength, subject to change. Statistics courtesy of NCAA.com.