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Hurricanes get good news in time for date with Nebraska

Miami considered favorite over Cornhuskers, who hold 6-5 series edge

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – It's three days before Miami's first real test of the season so far, and Hurricanes fans have already gotten some very good news: wide receiver Stacy Coley is expected to play for the first time since leaving the season opener against Bethune-Cookman with an ankle injury.

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The 'Canes can use all the weapons they can get as they prepare for a Nebraska team that racked up more than 1,000 yards of offense in their first two games of the season.

These two teams will look a lot different than the two that faced off last year in Lincoln, Nebraska. While each team returns the same starting quarterbacks, each team lost key contributors to the NFL, including Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah and Miami offensive lineman Ereck Flowers, receiver Phillip Dorsett and running back Duke Johnson. There was also a change on the Huskers' sideline as Mike Riley took over for the fired Bo Pelini.

The 'Canes opened as a 5-point favorite over the Cornhuskers, although that line has moved to between 3 and 3.5 points in most places. This will mark the 12th time the two programs have faced off, with the Huskers holding a 6-5 edge overall.

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