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Owls lose against Troy 24-6

Coming into Saturday’s game against the Troy Trojans, the Owls knew they had to have two players step up and fill the shoes of Anthony Crissinger-Hill and Roosevelt Bynes. Crissinger-Hill was the teams leading receiver, came through in the clutch, and opposing defenses could never stop him. Bynes was the teams’ second leading receiver, behind Crissinger-Hill, and started the first six games this season. Bynes didn’t make the trip last week against FAMU either. Crissinger-Hill has been suspended for the remainder of the year because of “conduct detrimental to the team.” Bynes has been suspended three games, for testing positive in two drug tests. The Palm Beach Post reported that he was believed to have appeal the decision.

Meantime, with Crissinger-Hill and Bynes not playing, last year’s center George Guffy made the trip. A source close to Guffy said his doctor has cleared him to play, but there is no word on whether he will be playing this season or not. Guffy injured his knee prior to the beginning of this season.

Amongst the distractions, there was still a game to be played, but apparently the Owls didn’t get the memo. They simply didn’t show up to the game ready to play. FAU managed to earn -12 yards rushing and 260 yards passing. They committed six penalties, punted the ball nine times, and fumbled three times (although not losing any fumbles).

Mark Myers connected on a 44-yard fieldgoal to put the Owls up 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. However, after Myers connected from 36-yards out in the third quarter, the Trojan defense wouldn’t allow any more points to be scored.

Adding insult to injury, Leodis McKelvin returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown, putting Troy up 24-6. FAU was sacked six times, and went four for seventeen on third down conversions. FAU also was one of two in the redzone.

The next game for the Owls is on Saturday, against New Mexico State. The game is at 4:00pm, with tailgating starting well before then. This is our Homecoming game, so attendance is expected to be good. For information on the game, log onto: www.fausports.com. For information on Homecoming activities during the game including the Homecoming tailgate, log onto: www.fau.edu/homecoming or e-mail Homecoming at: [email protected].

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