FAU Vs. Alabama Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - SEPTEMBER 15: AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws a pass during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Crimson Tide defeated the Razorbacks 52-0. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will look to continue their winning ways against Florida Atlantic this weekend. Look for A.J. McCarron and the Tide offense to roll against an FAU defense that has struggled this season.

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The Alabama Crimson Tide will look to protect their No. 1 ranking this weekend against the Florida Atlantic Owls. The Tide are coming off an impressive 52-0 dismantling of Arkansas, while FAU fell to Georgia last week, 56-20.

For Alabama, this game will likely present coach Nick Saban with an opportunity to get some valuable playing time for some of his younger, second- and third-string players. We won't see anything other than a blowout victory for the Tide behind A.J. McCarron, T.J. Yeldon, Eddie Lacy and Co.

For the Owls, it's all about hanging in for as long as they can. The team had its moments against Georgia, although the final score might not have reflected that. FAU is led by quarterback Graham Wilbert, who is completing nearly 68 percent of his passes while throwing for 569 yards and four touchdowns.

Game time, TV channel: 5 p.m. ET, ESPN3 will stream the game live.

Point spread: Alabama opened as 51 point favorites.

For news, discussion and more: For more on Tide football, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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