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Cupcake Wars: The Virile Wave, Burrowing Owls and a Familiar Face

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Sept 8 2012; Miami, FL, USA;  Akron Zips head coach Terry Bowden in the first quarter against the Florida International Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
Sept 8 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Akron Zips head coach Terry Bowden in the first quarter against the Florida International Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Cupcakes. Everybody plays them. But we don't want to give anybody credit for doing so. That's why we're lumping them all into one small post and giving you a fun fact about any bad midmajors or FCS teams playing SEC teams each week. Call it our silent, and likely futile, protest. All games are Saturday unless otherwise noted.

Tulane vs. Ole Miss, 12 p.m. ET, FSN: The Green Wave was designed by the same guy who came up with the Trojan and the Boilermaker. Ole Miss 24, Tulane 21

FAU at Alabama, 5 p.m. ET: How does a team get the nickname "Owls"? The story is probably not as interesting as you might think, and yet more interesting at the same time.

The FAU campus was designated a burrowing owl sanctuary in 1971 by the Audubon Society. The Owl came here because there are not many predators, other than cats, near an airport.

Alabama 45, FAU 0

S.C. State at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. ET, FSN: Bulldogs head coach Buddy Pough's first college job was working for Lou Holtz at South Carolina. Texas A&M 35, S.C. State 3

South Alabama at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. ET: It's a good thing this game is being held in Starkville, or it might have sparked the great portable seat controversy all over again. Mississippi State 50, South Alabama 10

Akron at Tennessee, 7:30 p.m. ET, CSS: Guess who's their head coach? Tennessee 48, Akron 14