Football: Jason Driskel rushes team to second straight win at Old Dominion 58-28

The Owls scored eight total rushing touchdowns on the night


FAU sophomore running back Devin Singletary (5) is seen congratulating his teammates after scoring a touchdown against Middle Tennessee. Singletary scored four rushing touchdowns on the night versus Middle Tennessee Last week. Alexander Rodriguez | Photo Editor

Zach Evans, Contributing Writer

FAU Football had four rushing touchdowns from an unlikely source in its 58-28 win over Old Dominion. It wasn’t one of their more streaky running backs though, but instead redshirt junior quarterback Jason Driskel.

Driskel was only 13-of-22 with 97 passing yards, but made up the difference with his feet. He rushed for 97 yards, mostly coming on his set of touchdowns.

Driskel did have some had some help in the rush department. Sophomore running back Devin Singletary ran for 194 yards, senior Greg Howell had 109 yards and graduate student wide receiver John Franklin III had 11 yards.

The offense in total scored eight rushing touchdowns, including two from Singletary, one from Howell and one from Franklin. That total is the most in FAU program history.

On his first touchdown, Driskel hurdled the defender on an 11-yard rush to give his team a 10-7 lead with 5:15 left in the first quarter. He broke three tackles on his next rushing touchdown with 3:32 left in the half to help secure his team’s lead even further.

His last two scores would help close out the game for the Owls, including his final one. With 12:35 left in the fourth quarter, Driskel broke free of the defense and ran for 35-yards to finish off his successful night.

The Owls also broke the all-time school record for rushing yards in a single game with 453 yards. They previously broke the record earlier this year in their game against Bethune-Cookman on Sept. 16, when they rushed for 439 yards.

The defense also was able to grab four interceptions, and they now have 10 on the season. The Monarchs were held to a single touchdown each quarter.

FAU is now 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2007.

The Owls will have a bye this week before taking on North Texas on Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. for their homecoming game. FAU is 6-4 all-time against the Mean Green, having last played them in 31-10 loss in 2014.

Zach Evans is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him at @zachevanstweets.