Aug. 30: FAU, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Sun Life Stadium: The first of three meetings over the next four years, the Hurricanes should be able to handle the Owls, who finished 3-9 a year ago. UM 41-14.
Sept. 7: Florida, Noon (ESPN)
Sun Life Stadium: Canes want this one, and considering the injuries and losses to graduation the No. 10 Gators experienced from last year’s 11-2 season, an upset is possible. UF 27-24.
Sept. 21: Savannah State, TBA (TBA)
Sun Life Stadium: The Tigers are coming off a 1-10 season at the FCS level and Miami possibly off a tough loss to the hated Gators. UM 52-3.
Sept. 28: @South Florida, TBA (TBA)
Raymond James Stadium: Stephen Morris lit the Bulls up in a 40-9 win last season at Sun Life. UM 35-17.
Oct. 5: Georgia Tech, TBA (TBA)
Sun Life Stadium: After rallying for an overtime win in Atlanta a year ago to win their fourth in a row versus Tech, Canes should take care of business at home. UM 30-20.
Oct. 17: @N. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Kenan Memorial Stadium: Thursday night showdown could serve as the unofficial Coastal Division championship game. UNC 34-31.
Oct. 26: Wake Forest, TBA (TBA)
Sun Life Stadium: Demon Deacons, coming off a 5-7 season, don’t have enough offense to give UM problems. UM 34-14.
Nov. 2: @Florida State, TBA (TBA)
Doak Campbell Stadium: Noles lost 11 draft picks from a 12-win team in April, but still are good enough to hand UM its seventh loss in the series over the last nine. FSU 26-23.
Nov. 9: Virginia Tech, TBA (TBA)
Sun Life Stadium: Canes haven’t beaten Hokies in two consecutive years since 2002, but take advantage of back-to-back games at home. UM 27-20.
Nov. 16: @Duke, TBA (TBA)
Wallace Wade Stadium: Blue Devils always play the Canes tight at home. UM 38-28.
Nov. 23: Virginia, TBA (TBA)
Sun Life Stadium: Canes finally put an end to Cavs’ three-game win streak in the series thanks to some defense. UM 31-21.
Nov. 29: @Pittsburgh, TBA (TBA)
Heinz Field: Receiver Devin Street could be a nightmare post-Thanksgiving, but Miami finds a way to stay in the Top 25. UM 29-25.