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Football: FAU defeats Louisiana Tech 48-23 for school record sixth straight victory

Devin Singletary ran for over 100 yards for his eighth straight game.

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Owsley leads the Florida Atlantic football team out of the tunnel during its Sept. 30 Conference USA opening game against Middle Tennessee.  Alexander Rodriguez | Photo Editor

Owsley leads the Florida Atlantic football team out of the tunnel during its Sept. 30 Conference USA opening game against Middle Tennessee. Alexander Rodriguez | Photo Editor

Owsley leads the Florida Atlantic football team out of the tunnel during its Sept. 30 Conference USA opening game against Middle Tennessee. Alexander Rodriguez | Photo Editor

Matt Brown, Contributing Writer

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With another strong performance from its offense, FAU football extends its winning streak to a school record six straight after a 48-23 victory over Louisiana Tech.

After being held to only 16 rushing yards in the first half, sophomore running back Devin Singletary ran for 88 in the second half. He finished the game with 104 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

He has run for over 100 yards in eight straight games, and now has 22 rushing touchdowns for the season which leads the FBS.

After Singletary scored  three-yard touchdown run with 8:45 left in the first quarter, FAU elected to go for the two-point conversion and missed. On the next possession, Louisiana Tech kicker Jonathan Barnes hit a 26-yard field goal to bring the Bulldogs within three.

This would be the closest the Bulldogs (4-6, 2-4 C-USA) would get to the Owls (7-3, 6-0 C-USA) in the game.

Despite having the ball for almost 40 minutes of the game, Louisiana Tech could not convert on their scoring opportunities. This included four possessions in the first half where they were within the Owls 10-yard line but only came away with nine points.

Redshirt junior quarterback Jason Driskel passed for over 200 yards for just the second time this season. He was 14-of-17 on pass attempts with 221 yards passing and two touchdowns.

He also had a season-high 82.4 completion percentage and 230.4 passer rating.

After being suspended for the first six games of the season and not producing much the last three, redshirt senior Kalib Woods had a breakout game. He had three receptions for 118 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown catch for Driskel’s longest touchdown pass of the season.

Louisiana Tech running back Boston Scott had a team-high 87 rushing yards and the team’s lone rushing touchdown. He has now run for six touchdowns in the team’s last four games.

Quarterback J’Mar Smith was 30-of-51 for 326 yards and one touchdown, He also contributed 78 yards on the ground.

After only having seven catches coming into the game, Bulldogs wide receiver Adrian Hardy had six catches for 76 yards, both career highs.

The Owls remain atop the Conference USA standings with two conference games remaining. The Bulldogs lost their second straight game and have to win their remaining two games to become bowl eligible.

FAU hosts its in-state rival Florida International in the Shula Bowl for their last home game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m..

Matt Brown is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email brownm2017@fau.edu or tweet him @mattyb407.

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