2012 Record: 3-9 (2-6 in Sun Belt)
Head Coach: Carl Pelini (Second year at FAU, 3-9 All-Time)
Stadium: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL (capacity = 29,419)
Home Field Advantage: ranked 44th out of 55 mid-major teams
Conference Affiliation: Will begin play in C-USA this season
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Have you ever wondered what it is like to play quarterback in college football? We may not ever get a chance to see a true first-person point of view any time too soon in a real game, but Florida Atlantic gave us a new view during their spring game recently.
Florida Atlantic placed a Go-Pro camera on top of quarterback Melvin German III's helmet for the recent spring game...
In a stellar move, FAU Owls quarterback Melvin German III sports a GoPro on top of his helmet during the squad's spring game.
The Florida Atlantic University Owls are slowly building something down in Boca Raton, Florida. The program is only 10 years old, and in that time they have moved into FCS, built a stadium, became the earliest team to play in bowl game and produced NFL players like Rusty Smith and this years All-Pro RB Alfred Morris. Not bad for a commuter school. They are leaving the Sun Belt and...
Greg Gantt scored 19 points and Florida Atlantic played stifling defense, defeating NAIA opponent Warner 83-50 Sunday in a nonconference matchup.
Stefan Moody added 18 points, Pablo Bertone had 13 and Dragan Sekelja pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for FAU (5-4), which held the Warner (6-5) to just 26.7 percent (16 of 60) shooting from the field, the lowest field goal percentage...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2012
Graham Wilbert threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday and ran for another as Florida Atlantic notched a 37-28 road upset against Western Kentucky.
Wilbert hit wide receiver William Dukes nine times for 104 yards. He also connected with Daniel McKinney four times for 48 yards and two touchdowns, including a 20-yard go-ahead score in the third quarter.
Running back Jonathan...
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November 10, 2012
Demetre Baker and Ross Metheny scored late touchdowns and Michel Chapuseaux made three field goals to help South Alabama rally and beat Florida Atlantic 37-34 Saturday in two overtimes.
Mitch Anderson kicked a 23-yard field goal to give FAU (1-6, 0-4 Sun Belt Conference) a 17-14 lead at halftime and the Owls pushed that lead to 31-17 in the fourth quarter behind two touchdown passes...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2012
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.
I am doing my best Larry Munson impression today.
I'm worried about the Florida Atlantic Owls. No, I do not think that the Owls will squeak out a win against the Bulldogs, but I do think the Dawgs will be flat, uninspired and will make this game a lot more interesting than it should be.
Remembering Louisiana-Monroe, Appalachian State and others:
Dawgs 42 - Owls 24
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...
Coach Heath and the Bulls received good news when forward Kore White committed to playing for the Bulls in 2012. The 6-foot-8, 245-pound power forward played last season at Florida Atlantic and will come in as a graduate transfer and be eligible to play in 2012.
The Alabama baseball team opened its 2012 season with a 5-2 loss to the Florida Atlantic Owls on Friday night at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. It was also the season-opener for the Owls. The teams will play again Saturday. First pitch has been moved up to 10 a.m. CST because of a rain forecast.
Graham Wilbert is a Junior at Florida Atlantic, he is 21 years old, stands 6ft 6in, weighs in at 225, and was unfortunately the worst college quarterback of the 2011 season. There was not one game that Wilbert threw over 220 yards (219 season high). There was only one game where Wilbert had more touchdowns than interceptions…and they didn’t even win that game. With the help of...
Florida Atlantic used a barrage of first-half 3-pointers Monday to beat Georgia State 84-77 as part of the World Vision Classic.
The Owls (1-2) made their first six 3-point attempts, 11 in the first half and 15 overall. Greg Gantt hit all four of his 3-point attempts in the first half and finished with 17 points overall.
A jump shot from Kelvin Penn put Florida Atlantic in front...
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November 14, 2011
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Bobby Rainey rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns Saturday and Western Kentucky played the role of spoiler by winning the first game in Florida Atlantic's new on-campus stadium, 20-0.
The game drew a near-sellout crowd in the 30,000-seat, $70 million stadium, but the winless Owls' offense gave fans little to cheer about. Florida Atlantic (0-6, 0-3 Sun Belt Conference...