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...
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...
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...
The Alabama Crimson Tide will host the Florida Atlantic Owls this weekend.
Florida Atlantic had its doors blown off with a 55-7 loss to No. 22 Nebraska to start the season. It is hard to imagine a worse fate this Saturday when No. 2 ranked Alabama host the Owls. Regardless the Crimson Tide will be out to make a statement in this one.
Coverage of the game between Alabama...
Jaquez Johnson threw three touchdown passes to lead Florida Atlantic over Florida International 21-6 on Friday.
Johnson finished 10-for-19 for 218 yards and the Owls (6-6, 4-4 Conference USA) won the 12th Annual Shula Bowl trophy, named after former NFL head coach Don Shula.
Florida Atlantic's six wins makes it eligible for a possible bowl game.
Jake Medlock was 7-for-21 for...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013
Jaquez Johnson and Jay Warren both rushed for more than 100 yards as Florida Atlantic piled up 333 yards on the ground Saturday morning to roll over Southern Miss 41-7 at Roberts Stadium.
Johnson, the Owls' dual-threat quarterback, rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, while Warren tacked on 105 yards on 18 carries. Damian Fortner added 94 yards and two touchdowns on just...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013
Jackson Trapp had a career-high 23 points to lead Florida Atlantic to a dominating 86-51 win over Ave Maria Friday.
Trapp, who had 18 points in the first half, was five of 12 on 3-point shots, totaling nine for 20 shots from the field. Pablo Bertone, who contributed 16 points, hit three of six from 3-point range.
The Owls started fast as Bertone nailed his first 3-point attempt...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013
The head coach for the Florida Atlantic Owls has been fired for what the school’s athletic director deemed “illegal drug use.”
FAU coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned after admitting illegal drug use at a social event according to FAU athletic director Pat Chun.
FAU AD Pat Chun said he was ready to fire with cause. Pelini and Rekstis accepted...
Florida Atlantic linebacker Freedom Whitfield has been taken to a hospital after he was injured in a collision.
Whitfield led with his helmet on a big hit against No. 11 Auburn punt returner Chris Davis in the first quarter on Saturday night. Whitfield's helmet appeared to hit Davis high on his chest. Part of Whitfield's helmet may have hit the lower facemask of Davis.
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Florida Atlantic linebacker Freedom Whitfield has been taken to a hospital after he was injured in a collision.
Whitfield led with his helmet on a big hit against No. 11 Auburn punt returner Chris Davis in the first quarter on Saturday night. Whitfield's helmet appeared to hit Davis high on his chest. Part of Whitfield's helmet may have hit the lower...
Add East Carolina on the list of schools that are debuting black uniforms. The Pirates will take on the Florida Atlantic Owls in the Conference USA opener at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Thursday night, and the school announced that fans need to “paint the game black.”
Of course, that meant that the Pirates would be wearing new black uniforms. Check out the players’ reactions...
Florida Atlantic University has had a football team for 12 years, and they finally decided to make a switch and get rid of the white helmets. I love the wings on the sides of the jerseys, which seem to be a staple for Adidas schools that have a bird as their mascot (Florida Atlantic Owls). The striping on the helmet looks great and I like the logo on the helmet with the number...
Florida Atlantic officially moved from the Sun Belt to Conference USA on Monday. But that isn't the only change in store.
The Owls are getting a new look to their helmets, dropping the white background for the school's dark blue. And the old helmet sticker that had the letters "FAU" outlined in blue and red has been replaced by a blue owl surrounded by a while oval...
Florida Atlantic does not go down in history as another shutout victim of the Alabama defense. The Owls got a touchdown with 2:49 to play at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday, the first score against the Crimson Tide since the opening game. But it was, as they say, too little, too late, so if not a shut-out victim, FAU at least was a victim.
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Florida Atlantic OWLS played this video on Friday night at their season opener, and there are some interesting things to notice.
1. Owls originate from the ocean … I did not know this
2. They practice on the beach … solid calf workout right there
3. Catching footballs while diving into water may date back to the beginning of time … done
4. FAU may want to consider a mascot...