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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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

 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

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

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 Fox Sports Florida
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaquez Johnson throws late TD to push FAU over UTSA

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Jaquez Johnson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Nate Terry with 20 seconds left, lifting Florida Atlantic past UTSA 41-37 in the Conference USA opener for both teams on Saturday night. Trailing 37-27, the Owls (2-3, 1-0) stormed back as Johnson connected with Lucky Whitehead for a 21-yard touchdown with 4:10 remaining. FAU forced a punt, and Johnson engineered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Atlantic Owls: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images 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...
Via Tireball.com
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 95 Florida Atlantic Owls season preview

It’s a new era for the Florida Atlantic Owls with Charlie Partridge taking over as a first time head coach. FAU hasn’t had a winning season since 2008 and it has to remake its image after last year’s scandal with former coach Carl Pelini, so Partridge could have his work cut out for him in 2014. The Owls will bring back quarterback Jaquez Johnson, who was the focal point...
Via College Football Universe
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bertone leads Florida Atlantic past UAB 82-71

Pablo Bertone scored a career-high 34 points, hitting 13 of 20 from the field, as Florida Atlantic pulled away for an 82-71 win over UAB on Saturday night. Florida Atlantic (9-15, 4-5 Conference USA) trailed by as many as 12 in the first half but came back to take the lead just more than four minutes into the second. The Owls later erased a two-point deficit with a 12-2 run, taking...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee survives Florida Atlantic 67-63

Shawn Jones scored 25 points as Middle Tennessee survived a late scare from Florida Atlantic to win 67-63 on Thursday. FAU (8-15, 3-5 Conference USA) trailed by nine with 28 seconds left, but Marquan Botley hit a trey, Jackson Trapp made a pair of free throws after an offensive rebound, and Botley hit again from 3 and made the and-one after being fouled by Jaqawn Raymond to cut...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic hangs on to beat Marshall 65-57

Pablo Bertone scored 20 points, Justin Raffington added 19 and Florida Atlantic survived a long dry spell down the stretch to hold off Marshall 65-57 Saturday. A basket by Raffington with 4:57 left put FAU up 60-47 but the Owls were scoreless until Jackson Trapp made two free throws with 24 seconds left. The Owls (8-14, 3-4 Conference USA) made five free throws in the final 24...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic handles Jacksonville 83-63

Pablo Bertone scored 20 points, leading a hot-shooting Florida Atlantic offense in an 83-63 win over Jacksonville on Saturday. Florida Atlantic (3-6) shot 52.7 percent (29 of 55) from the field as four players reached double figures for the Owls. Florida Atlantic never trailed against Jacksonville (3-5), opening the game on a 14-1 spurt, led by six points from Marquan Botley. Jackson...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic bests Florida International 21-6

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 56...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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