The Owls drop their second game of the season at No. 16 UCF

Chris Robison threw a career-high three interceptions in the loss.


FAU junior running back Devin Singletary (5) attempts to run on the left side before getting tackled by a UCF defensive player. Photo by Pierce Herrmann

Zachary Weinberger, Contributing Writer

After winning two straight against Air Force and Bethune-Cookman, FAU fell on the road to UCF 56-36.

It was a tale of two halves for the Owls (2-2). In the first half, after trailing by two touchdowns against the Knights (3-0, 1-0), a fake punt called by coach Lane Kiffin sparked the offense to score 17 unanswered points. The defense also made some key stops during that run, effectively slowing down UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton.

However, with a minute and 34 seconds left to go in the first half, the Knights scored a touchdown on a drive that lasted just a minute and six seconds. The FAU defense couldn’t recover from that score.

Despite the loss, running back Devin Singletary had his best game of the season. He rushed for 131 yards on 25 carries, scoring three touchdowns. Kerrith Whyte also had a nice game, rushing for 84 yards and a score.

Chris Robison had a forgettable performance, throwing for 124 yards and a touchdown along with three picks, one of which was returned to the endzone. His decision making was spotty at times tonight, as some of the passes he threw were into double or triple coverage.

The Owls defense fell flat in the second half, letting Milton get whatever he wanted offensively.

The junior was spectacular on the night, throwing for 306 yards and three touchdowns through the air along with three scores on the ground. Penalties on both sides of the ball were a pain for the Owls, who committed seven of them.

FAU looks to bounce back next week in their Conference USA opener at Middle Tennessee, kickoff for the Saturday, Sept. 29 contest is set for 7 p.m.

Zachary Weinberger is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @ZachWeinberger