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Football: FAU squeaks by WKU 17-16

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

FAU improved to 3-5 (2-3) as it squeaked out a 17-16 win over Sun Belt Conference foe Western Kentucky University (1-8, 1-4) at L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., on Saturday, Nov. 6. WKU scored early with an 11-yard touchdown run by running back Bobby Rainey on its first drive, but FAU responded later in the first quarter with a 19-yard run...

Defensive masterpiece

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – When Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey scored on the Hilltoppers' opening drive, it appeared that FAU was in for a long day against its Sun Belt Conference foes. Thankfully for FAU, that wasn't the case. While Rainey enjoyed a strong performance against the Owls, it was WKU that grew frustrated as the Owls' ever-improving...

Football: Owls win third straight game with 24-23 victory over ULL

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

For the third straight week, the Florida Atlantic Owls (4-5) were victorious, this time over the visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-8). Following a 37-yard field goal by Ross Gornall that gave the Owls a 24-17 lead with four minutes remaining, the visiting Ragin' Cajuns were able to get the ball back at their own 49-yard line. On third...

Football: FAU dominated by Texas, 51-17

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Going into Saturday afternoon's tilt with the University of Texas, FAU was pegged as a 21.5-point underdog. The Owls did their part to ensure that the line was too low. FAU was overwhelmed throughout the game, ending the night with a 51-17 loss at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Owls had trouble right from the start, as Texas was...

Football: FAU mistakes contribute largely to 51-17 loss to Texas

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

A loss was always expected, but the manner in which it came was not. FAU's three-game winning streak came to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Owls (4-6) contributed to their 51-17 loss to the Texas Longhorns (5-6) at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium by constantly shooting themselves in the foot. The Owls were in the game against the...

Football: Owls fail to become bowl-eligible with 38-14 loss to MTSU

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

FAU and Middle Tennessee State squared off in a must-win Sun Belt Conference game on Saturday, and the result was not one Owls fans will be proud of. MTSU quarterback Dwight Dasher threw for two touchdowns and rushed another two as the Blue Raiders disposed of FAU 38-14 at Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Saturday, Nov. 27. FAU (4-7, 3-4...

Football: Trojans trounce Owls 44-7 in season finale

Alyssa Cutter

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Despite being assured of not reaching a .500 record this season, FAU hoped to end the year and possibly their time at Lockhart Stadium on a good note as they faced bowl-eligible Troy University. Instead, FAU (4-8, 3-5 Sun Belt) fumbled, punted and dropped their way to a 44-7 loss at home in their season finale. "It's an embarrassment to FAU to...

Football: FAU seniors depart in embarrassing fashion

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

FAU's season had been decided prior to kickoff Saturday afternoon versus Troy, but it should have been safe to assume that FAU would at least come out with a desire to send off the departing seniors on FAU's roster with something positive. Unfortunately, that didn't end up being the case, as FAU fell to Troy 44-7 in a season finale that was equal...

Stadium-sized letdown

Franco Panizo

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Just weeks into the college football season, FAU made a huge stride toward becoming a more serious university and football program when it received approval to construct a 30,000-seat on-campus stadium, slated to open in 2011.   Sadly for the program, the football team did little to match that on the field in 2010.   For the second...

First time in sports

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Filed under Baseball, Football, Sports

SPORTS FAU saw two first this year in the world of sports. Not only did FAU won its first baseball sunbelt title, but former Owl quarter back Rusty Smith was drafted and played his first pro NFL game. Baseball team claims conference title FAU baseball claimed claimed its first Sun Belt Conference title in 29 years after the team was founded...

Owls Celebrate Early and Often

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Before the game even began against Troy, FAU celebrated the duration of Justin Davis' and Brett Royster's careers as it was the last home game for seniors. At halftime, FAU unveiled a new mascot, complete with a redone costume. And after the game, after fans serenaded Troy University players with "Na, Na, Na, Hey, Hey, Goodbye", the Owls cele...

Eight-ball is set to lead

Andrew Ivins

August 30, 2011

Filed under Football, Sports

Xavier Stinson lines up three yards deep in the backfield, waiting for the quarterback to call out the snap count, and for the ball to find its way into his hands. It's the first day of spring football practice for the FAU football team, and while nervous jitters float across the Tom Oxley Center practice fields, the man hidden behind a dark tinted...