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Lighting helps Florida Atlantic avoid further embarrassment against Alabama

Alabama’s lighting-shortened 41-0 defeat of Florida Atlantic provided an opportunity for both Blake Sims and Jacob Coker to get some action and further make a case that they should be the Crimson Tide’s starter.  Albeit the opponent wasn’t good–they are not good at all, but Sims may have created some separation. Sims for the day completed 11 of 13 passes for 214 yards and...
Via NCAA Football Zone
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic opener at Neb special to Bryant

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Brandin Bryant grew up hearing about the football exploits of his grandfather at Nebraska, and he dreamed of the day that he, too, would play at Memorial Stadium. His time comes Saturday, except he'll be wearing the blue and red of Florida Atlantic instead of the Cornhuskers' scarlet and cream. Bryant will begin his second season as a starting defensive...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  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

College football returning starters 2014

Here is a list of returning starters for all 128 FBS teams including schools in transition plus the Charlotte 49ers, who will begin transition to the FBS in 2015 and Conference USA in 2016. California and UTSA tied for the most returning starters in the FBS for 2014 with 22 each. Florida Atlantic has the least number of returning starters with nine. Each team includes starters on...
Via College Football Universe
February 23, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Miss struggles continue

Southern Miss’ game versus the Florida Atlantic Owls chance to end their notorious nation leading losing streak but like they have done in 21 games before. The Owls entered the game with one convincing win over Tulane under interim head coach Brian Wright. Wright and the Owls improved to 2-0 in as many weeks with a 41-7 win against the Golden Eagles. FAU kept their bowl hopes alive...
Via isportsweb.com
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic runs over Southern Miss 41-7

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  |  Discuss

FAU beats Tulane, days after Pelini resignation

Florida Atlantic capped an unusual week by beating Tulane 34-17 on Saturday, three days since coach Carl Pelini resigned after admitting to school officials he used illegal drugs. Defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis also resigned on Wednesday after admitting drug use. Offensive coordinator Brian Wright was promoted to interim coach. FAU (3-6, 3-4 Conference USA) took control early...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic’s Carl Pelini did coke and weed, affidavit alleges

What goes on in Key West, apparently doesn’t stay in Key West… Former Florida Atlantic football head coach Carl Pelini resigned Wednesday amid what the team called ‘illegal drug use’ allegations. Now we know what they were referring to as SB Nation obtained records of affidavits through the Freedom of Information Act that revealed that two people spilled the beans on Pelini...
Via Low Brow Sports
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Carl Pelini resigns from Florida Atlantic midseason

Carl Pelini resigned from the head coaching position at Florida Atlantic today.
Via College Football Section
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic's Whitfield taken to hospital

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  |  Discuss

FAU LB Freedom Whitfield taken to hospital after collision

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson, Florida Atlantic top UAB 37-23

Jaquez Johnson piled up a career-high 404 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns to lead Florida Atlantic to a 37-23 win over UAB on Saturday. FAU (2-4, 1-3 Conference USA) converted 11 of 17 third down opportunities while racking up 579 yards of total offense and outscored UAB (1-4, 0-1) 20-3 in the second quarter to take a 10-point lead into the halftime break...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Tough hits keep coming as USF falls at home to FAU

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Cory Henry scored on an early 10-yard fumble return and Jaquez Johnson led two long touchdown drives to help Florida Atlantic beat struggling South Florida 28-10 on Saturday night. The Owls (1-2) sputtered offensively to begin the season with lopsided losses to Miami and East Carolina. However, Jones shrugged off a first-quarter interception to get them into...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones shines as FAU beats USF 28-10

Cory Henry scored on an early 10-yard fumble return and Jaquez Johnson led two long touchdown drives to help Florida Atlantic beat struggling South Florida 28-10 on Saturday night. The Owls (1-2) sputtered offensively in beginning the season with lopsided losses to Miami and East Carolina, however Jones shrugged off a first-quarter interception to get them into the end zone on marches...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss
CHECK THE DOWNS

FAU has epic brain fart at end of game

It was a rough night for the Florida Atlantic Owls against the Miami Hurricanes. They were trying to put something together late in the game, just to build on something in the first game of the year. Like you do in the hurry-up offense, you rush to the line to snap the ball and spike. But you typically do this on 1st, 2nd and 3rd down. Right? Right. Someone needs to pass that note...
Via The Victory Formation
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelini's 2nd year more about real coaching at FAU

There's a framed No. 1 jersey hanging on the wall of Carl Pelini's office at Florida Atlantic, commemorating his first win as coach of the Owls. Only two other wins followed the rest of the way, but to Pelini, the wins and losses were not the story of his first season with FAU. Instead, his opening year as Howard Schnellenberger's successor was largely spent setting...
Via Fox Sports
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic unveils new helmet, logo

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 118 Florida Atlantic Owls season preview

No. 118 Florida Atlantic Owls (3-9) Coach Carl Pelini (second year, 3-9 at FAU and overall)Returning Starters: 15, 5 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 89 Carl Pelini hopes to see improvement in his second season as a head coach, but he will have to find replacements for his team leaders on each side of the ball. Linebacker David Hinds and quarterback Graham...
Via College Football Universe
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: FAU Owls

2012 Record: 3-9 (2-6 in Sun Belt) 2012 Preview 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 Schedule Glimpse: 2013 Schedule Link Conference Home Games...
Via College Football Zealots
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic QB wears helmet cam for spring game

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....
Via Bloguin Best
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Atlantic QB wears helmet cam for spring game

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...
Via Crystal Ball Run
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

FAU QB Melvin German III wears GoPro on helmet during 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.
Via Gamedayr
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Protests cause the FAU president to hold a discussion about naming rights to the new football stadium

The GEO Group, which happens to build prisons, offered to donate six million dollars to Florida Atlantic University for the naming rights to the schools new football stadium. Of course, a lot of people have not been happy with FAU’s decision in the matter since the company is in the business of building prisons. The staff attorney for the ACLU if Florida joined in on the protest...
Via Throw The Flag
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Group of people protesting FAU stadium naming rights

It was a week ago that FAU awarded naming rights to the GEO group for $6 million over the next 12 years. We told you that the group is head by alum and board member named George Zoley. GEO privatize and run prisons, with the majority of them located in Florida. It seems that this hasn’t met the approval of some, based upon past allegations of abuse. But protestors say they’re...
Via The Victory Formation
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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