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FAU center leaves team, gives up football

Florida Atlantic Owls center Joe Gold has quit the football team and has no plans to return to the sport at all. The rising sophomore discussed his decision with Nate Taylor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I wanted to quit just because I really didn’t like it there,” Gold, 19, said in a telephone interview Monday. “I didn’t like how my life wasn’t my own. I just...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Which teams will surprise in Conference USA in 2015?

Yesterday, we started our discussion on Conference USA and that discussion will continue today and tomorrow. TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join special rotating guests in our weekly roundtable discussing all things college football. On Wednesday we talked about players to watch in Conference USA. Today we dig deeper into C-USA as we are joined by Derek Redd...
Via Bloguin Best
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Which teams will surprise in Conference USA in 2015?

Yesterday, we started our discussion on Conference USA and that discussion will continue today and tomorrow. TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join special rotating guests in our weekly roundtable discussing all things college football. On Wednesday we talked about players to watch in Conference USA. Today we dig deeper into C-USA as we are joined by Derek Redd...
Via The Student Section
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

FAU assistant leaves for job with New England Patriots

The Florida Atlantic Owls coaching staff received a bit of a shake up on Monday, with news that defensive assistant Nick Caley will be leaving the university for a job with the New England Patriots. The news came from FootballScoop.com. According to OwlAccess.com, however, Caley first worked at New England’s minicamp this past weekend. However, the university has not made an official...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee dominates Florida Atlantic 77-54

BACO RATON, Fla. (AP) Jaqawn Raymond and Reggie Upshaw Jr. had 20 points apiece to lead Middle Tennessee to a dominating 77-54 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. Upshaw was 8 of 13 from the floor and grabbed 11 rebounds, Giddy Potts had 12 points, Jacquez Rozier added 11 and Perrin Buford chipped in 10 for Middle Tennessee (16-15, 9-9 Conference USA). Middle Tennessee advances...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

FAU pulls away in final minute to beat UAB 62-59

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) C.J. Turman scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Florida Atlantic rallied to beat Alabama-Birmingham 62-59 Thursday night and snap its 11-game losing skid. UAB (16-14, 12-5 Conference USA) had its three-game win streak snapped, and falls into a three-way tie for second place in the conference, with UTEP just a half-game back heading into Thursday night...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UTSA pulls away from Florida Atlantic 74-59

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Kaj-Bjorn Sherman scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 15 boards as UTSA took advantage of a Florida Atlantic scoring drought in the second half, beating the Owls 74-59 on Saturday night. Sherman got 12 of his points at the free-throw line, and accounted for half of UTSA'S 30 points before the break. Jeromie Hill scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic beats Marshall, snaps 4-game skid

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Marquan Botley scored 17 of his season-high 23 in the second half, Solomon Poole added 18 points and Florida Atlantic took over down the stretch for a 76-62 win over Marshall on Saturday. C.J. Turman added 13 points and Kelvin Penn scored 12 with nine rebounds for Florida Atlantic (8-8, 1-4 Conference-USA), which snapped a four-game losing streak. Marshall...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee routs Florida Atlantic, 82-58

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Darnell Harris scored 24 points as Middle Tennessee ran away from Florida Atlantic for an 82-58 Conference USA win Saturday night. The Blue Raiders held an eight-point lead at the break, 42-24, but opened the second half on a 29-9 run and never looked back. Marcus Tarrance drilled a 3-pointer 16 seconds into the second half to spark the run. Tarrance,...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic holds off Eastern Kentucky late, wins 69-66

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Javier Lacunza drilled a 3-pointer with time winding down on the shot clock and Jackson Trapp followed with another 3 to give Florida Atlantic the lead for good in a 69-66 win over Eastern Kentucky Monday night. Trapp's 3 gave the Owls a 68-62 lead with :27 left. Eastern Kentucky (6-5), coming off a 28-point win over No. 18 Miami, got a dunk from Ja'Mill Powell...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Francis outlasts Florida Atlantic 61-56

NEW YORK (AP) Jalen Cannon had 17 points with 10 rebounds and hit a key 3-pointer with 28 seconds left as St. Francis outlasted Florida Atlantic 61-56 on Saturday. The Terriers (4-7) were trailing 42-41 in the second half, but reeled off a 15-3 run to lead by 11 with 2:47 remaining. Chris Hooper hit a layup and converted a three-point play, and Brent Jones made a pair of layups...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Poole sparks FAU in debut, 79-69 over Stetson

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Solomon Poole scored 23 points in his first appearance with Florida Atlantic and the Owls defeated Stetson 79-69 on Tuesday night. Poole, a transfer from Georgia Tech, was declared eligible to play two hours prior to tipoff and finished 8 of 13 from the floor coming off the bench. Marquan Botley and Justin Raffington each chipped in 13 points for FAU (5-3)...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Trapp's 17 helps FAU turn back Ave Maria 54-43

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Jackson Trapp scored 20 points and Florida Atlantic held off Ave Maria 54-43 on Sunday. Trapp had 14 of his points in the second half as the Owls (2-3) pulled away from a 20-13 halftime lead. It was an exhibition game for the Gyrenes (5-2), who hung with FAU, out-rebounding the Owls 33-28. Wendell Powell had 16 points and Jelani Bonner 12 with 9 rebounds for...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Raffington, Florida Atlantic beat Warner 74-49

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Justin Raffington scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on Monday night to lead Florida Atlantic past Warner 74-49. Jackson Trapp added 13 points and Justin Massey scored 12 for FAU (1-1), which made 23 of 46 field goals while limiting Warner to 18-of-53 (34 percent) shooting, including 3 of 18 from 3-point range. FAU led 33-29 at halftime before Massey...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic manages just 10 points, falls to North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Andrew McNulty scored two touchdowns and North Texas snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-10 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Antoinne Jimmerson rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries and had a 41-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. McNulty threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Smith, and scored on a 4-yard run to give North Texas...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic manages just 10 points, falls to North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Andrew McNulty scored two touchdowns and North Texas snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-10 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night. Antoinne Jimmerson rushed for 111 yards on 17 carries and had a 41-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. McNulty threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Smith, and scored on a 4-yard run to give North Texas...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson sets record in Herd win

By Doug Smock HUNTINGTON - Just when you think out-of-the-blue running back Devon Johnson can't outdo himself, he rocks the Marshall record book."Rockhead" flew through a gaping hole for a 58-yard touchdown on the Thundering Herd's first scrimmage play and kept on running, not stopping until his fourth score netted him 272 yards. That set an MU single-game rushing record and...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 25, 2014

 Record-setting Johnson paces Herd

By Doug Smock HUNTINGTON -- Devon Johnson didn't need to stiff-arm many defenders in Marshall's 35-16 win Saturday over Florida Atlantic. Not with the three gaping holes he found.Johnson romped for three long touchdowns as 22nd-ranked Marshall shook off Florida FAU before 27,236 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. In the process, he set the single-game rushing record with 272 yards...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 25, 2014

Herd trails FAU at half, 16-14

Devon Johnson ran untouched for two long touchdowns, but 22nd-ranked Marshall went into halftime trailing Florida Atlantic 16-14 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.Jaquez Johnson threw 16 yards to Alex Deleon and Greg Joseph booted three field goals for the Owls, which saddled Thundering Herd with its first sustained deficits of the season. The Owls gave the Herd defense trouble with its...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 25, 2014

Marshall-FAU game capsule

Florida Atlantic (3-4, 2-1) at No. 22 / 23 Marshall (7-0, 3-0)3:30 p.m., Joan C. Edwards Stadium (38,227, GameDay Grass MTO), Huntingtonn TV: Fox Sports 1n Crew: Craig Bolerjack play-by-play, Ryan Nece analystn Line: Marshall by 28n Series: Marshall leads 1-0n Last meeting: Marshall 24, FAU 23, Oct. 12, 2013 at Boca Raton, Fla.n Tickets: Plenty available, $25-$35n Weather...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 24, 2014

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Flordia Atlantic Owls: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday its a Conference USA showdown when unbeaten Marshall hosts the Florida Atlantic Owls. No. 23 Marshall (7-0) will be looking to remain unbeaten when they host Florida Atlantic (3-4) in this one. Coverage of the game between Marshall and Florida Atlantic will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV. The Odds: Marshall...
Via Tireball.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Staff change alters FAU defense

By Doug Smock HUNTINGTON - When Bill Legg looks at Florida Atlantic's 2014 defense, he sees many familiar players. But he has all but thrown away the 2013 Marshall-FAU game video.How's that?Change was inevitable after coach Carl Pelini was swept out of Boca Raton not long after the Thundering Herd's 24-23 win over the Owls last year. New coach Charlie Partridge retained offensive...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 23, 2014

FAU QB presents big problem for Herd

By Doug Smock HUNTINGTON - No, Marshall's defense doesn't have to go back to the leather helmet days when it plays Florida Atlantic on Saturday.Still, coordinator Chuck Heater gave a quick history lesson in describing how to defend Owls quarterback Jaquez Johnson."[Other] quarterbacks run, but they've got designed run, power, single-wing offense in front of him," Heater said...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 22, 2014

FAU's Whitehead both Lucky and good

By Doug Smock HUNTINGTON - His name is Lucky, but there was no luck involved in his 61-yard, game-winning touchdown reception last week.Lucky Whitehead, the speedy Florida Atlantic receiver, didn't jet past a cornerback to catch a bomb in his team's 45-38 win over Western Kentucky. Rather, he scored on a screen pass with 1:23 left.The play awed at least two coaches."It was...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 21, 2014

Jaquez Johnson hits Lucky Whitehead to lift FAU past Western Kentucky

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Jaquez Johnson connected with Lucky Whitehead on a 61-yard pass play with 1:23 left and Florida Atlantic rallied for a 45-38 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday. The Owls (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA) trailed 38-28 entering the fourth quarter but Greg Joseph kicked a field goal after missing two previous tries and Greg Howell scored his first touchdown...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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