Football: Owls win fourth straight 42-28 over Western Kentucky

Devin Singletary breaks all-time program rushing touchdown record with four scores.


FAU sophomore running back Devin Singletary (5) heads toward the FAU endzone after breaking away from a defender during the Owls game versus MTSU on Sept. 30. Joshua Giron | Contributing Photographer

Zach Evans, Contributing Writer

With another strong performance from sophomore running back Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic Football was able to beat Western Kentucky 42-28 to stay undefeated in Conference USA play. The Owls are 4-0 in CUSA for the first time in program history.

Singletary was a major reason for the Owls’ (5-3) maintained success, breaking both the 1,000 yard mark for the season and the all-time rushing touchdown record held previously by Alfred Morris after rushing for 244 yards and four touchdowns. The four touchdown performance was Singletary’s second of the season, his last coming on Sept. 30 against Middle Tennessee.

The performance was also Singletary’s first time rushing for over 200 yards this season.

While Singletary was key, redshirt junior quarterback Jason Driskel also provided some timely help for the offense against Western Kentucky (5-3, 3-2 CUSA). With the score all tied up with 10:30 left in the fourth quarter, Driskel would lead a drive that led to a breakthrough. He would find freshman wide receiver Willie Wright for a 49-yard touchdown to make the score 35-28.

Driskel’s performance was inconsistent, as the Hilltoppers held him to 94 passing yards on 10-of-24 passing. But, he led the offense to 17 unanswered points to finish the game  and close out the FAU victory.

The defense made a couple huge stops throughout the game. With a total four turnovers, the team was able to provide multiple opportunities for the offense to beat the Hilltoppers

WKU quarterback Mike White led the Hilltoppers with 372 yards of passing and two touchdowns. But, with their running game held to 99 yards, the Hilltoppers could not get their offense consistent success.

With their win, FAU breaks a two-game losing streak against the Hilltoppers. They are now 6-3 all-time versus WKU.

The Owls will next face Marshall on Friday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. FAU has lost all four of its meetings against the Thundering Herd.

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.