11th Hour: Week of 9/21

Giving you what you missed and what's coming up this week in Owls Athletics.

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11th Hour: Week of 9/21

Greg (Buddy) Howell (9), a sophomore running back for the Owls, starts FAU’s opening drive Saturday with a 13 yard rush to the 38 yard line.  Howell rushed for 78 yards with an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Max Jackson | Staff Phtotgrapher

Greg (Buddy) Howell (9), a sophomore running back for the Owls, starts FAU’s opening drive Saturday with a 13 yard rush to the 38 yard line. Howell rushed for 78 yards with an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Max Jackson | Staff Phtotgrapher

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Greg (Buddy) Howell (9), a sophomore running back for the Owls, starts FAU’s opening drive Saturday with a 13 yard rush to the 38 yard line. Howell rushed for 78 yards with an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Max Jackson | Staff Phtotgrapher

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Greg (Buddy) Howell (9), a sophomore running back for the Owls, starts FAU’s opening drive Saturday with a 13 yard rush to the 38 yard line. Howell rushed for 78 yards with an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Max Jackson | Staff Phtotgrapher

Ryan Lynch, Sports Editor

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Scores from this week:

Football (0-3):

  • Saturday 9/19 vs Buffalo (L, 33-15)

Recap here, Gallery here

Women’s Soccer (6-4):

  • Friday 9/18 at #17 Texas Tech (L, 2-1)
  • Sunday 9/20 vs UC Irvine, (L, 1-0)

Recap here

Men’s Soccer:

  • Friday 9/18 vs Florida International, Postponed

Indoor Volleyball(8-5, C-USA 0-1):

Florida Gulf Coast Invitational

  • Thursday 9/17 at Florida Gulf Coast (W,3-1)
  • Friday 9/18 vs Ohio (L, 3-1)

Conference play

  • Sunday 9/20 at Florida International (L,3-1)

Recap here

Reflections and Notes:

Women’s Soccer:

  • Women’s soccer starts conference play next week versus UTEP and UTSA, who the Owls have not beaten in two years. In that time, they’ve tied two games and lost two against both teams.
  • The Owls’ defense has not given up more than two goals in a game this season through 10 games. In addition, they have four shutouts this season.

Football:

  • Redshirt freshman quarterback Jason Driskel set a program record Saturday with 55 pass attempts in a game. The previous mark was 54 by Rusty Smith.
  • With their loss Saturday, football is on an eight-game losing streak going back to last season.
  • FAU will play in Charlotte’s first conference game as an FBS member on Saturday, becoming part of history in the process.

Cross Country:

  • The men’s team finished fifth out of 11 teams at the Mountain Dew Invitational, hosted by the University of Florida.
  • The Women’s team finished seventh out of 13 teams in the same meet.

Upcoming Games:

Football:

Saturday 9/26 vs Charlotte, 7 p.m.

TV:American Sports Network,  ASN.com

RADIO: 106.3 FM ESPN

Women’s Soccer:

  • Friday 9/25 vs UTEP, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 9/27  vs UTSA, 1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer:

  • Monday 9/21 vs Florida International, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9/23 at Stetson, 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 9/27 at Kentucky, 1 p.m.

Indoor Volleyball:

  • Friday 9/25 at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 9/27 at Rice, 2 p.m.

Men’s Tennis

Bedford Cup (Ft. Myers, Florida)

Friday Sept. 25-Sunday Sept. 27

Men’s Golf

Houston Baptist Invitational (Missouri City, Texas)

Monday Sept. 21-Tuesday Sept. 22

Cross Country, Women’s Tennis and Women’s golf do not play this week

Photos of the Week:

Owls second year head coach Charlie Partridge looks at the scoreboard Saturday in the final minutes of his eighth straight loss in two seasons. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Owls second year head coach Charlie Partridge looks at the scoreboard Saturday in the final minutes of his team’s 33-15 loss to Buffalo. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Freshman safety Jalen Young (18) tackles Buffalo wide receiver Jacob Martinez (88). Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Freshman safety Jalen Young (18) tackles Buffalo wide receiver Jacob Martinez (88) during last Saturday’s game against Buffalo.
Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Ryan Lynch is the sports editor of the University Press. For tips regarding this or other articles, he can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter.