Central Florida vs. Florida International,
09/06/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 38 - 0
Point Spread: -24/-111 Central Florida
Blake Bortles will eat up the FIU defense. International was outgained 399-59 in the first half last week. That allowed Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown to look like a Heisman winner. The 49.7 percent passer in 2011 went 20 of 23 for 281 yards and three touchdowns.
Keep in mind, UCF played last Thursday, while International is having a short week and must make adjustments quickly. The Panthers could ill afford to lose any starter on a team that is expected to struggle this season. But after just one game, three starters and one backup are already out for the Panthers. This is a team already with 11 first-time starters.
Whites injury might be the most damaging to the lineup. Behind White, who started three games during the past two years and missed spring football with a knee injury, the next man up is redshirt freshman Trenton Saunders.
FIUs experience-lite offensive line already starts freshman left guard Jordan Budwig; redshirt junior left tackle David Delsoin, who started four games last year, but all at guard; redshirt center Donald Senat, whose two starts before Saturday all were at guard; and redshirt sophomore right tackle Aaron Neilsen, a reserve tackle and tight end last ye