The American flag stretched across the field in last season's home opener. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Football Preview: Owls look to start season on the right foot versus Southern Illinois

August 31, 2016

With two seasons under head coach Charlie Partridge’s belt, and consecutive 3-9 records, the Florida Atlantic football team gears up for what it hopes is a turnaround season, which begins Saturday versus Southern Illinois.

Quarterback Jaquez Johnson was one of 11 Owls to participate in this year's pro day. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Football: FAU hosts pro day for outgoing seniors

March 31, 2016

Now that their collegiate football careers have come to an end, Florida Atlantic’s outgoing seniors had a chance to impress scouts in order to continue their football careers.

Snapshot of Travis Trinkett's tweet confirming his hiring as FAU football's offensive coordinator.

Football: Travis Trickett hired as new offensive coordinator

December 11, 2015

Florida Atlantic University football has hired Travis Trickett as its new offensive coordinator. Trickett replaces former coordinator Brian Wright, who was fired Sunday night after a four-year tenure with the team. Before agreeing to come to Boca Raton, Trickett coached at Samford University for five years — the last four as offensive coordinator.

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December 11, 2015

The Flyest Owl: Jaquez Johnson The quarterback may be suave on the field, but it’s his sideline style that has earned him the ...

Junior defensive end Trey Hendrickson (9) sacks Rice quarterback Driphus Jackson (6) during FAU's 27-26 loss on Oct. 10. Hendrickson ended the year as FAU's all time sack leader with 20. Brandon Harrington | Photo Editor

Opinion: Light at the end of the tunnel

December 5, 2015

It’s hard to pick a single word to describe football’s season. Disappointing? To most, yes. Promising? At times. Stagnant? Mostly in the second half of games, but not in full. Second year head coach Charlie Partridge surely wouldn’t be able to tell you the full story as to what happened, but he does have one message you might want to follow. “We’re building a program here.” In five simple words after his team’s 20-14 overtime loss to the then No. 8 ranked Florida Gators on Nov. 21, Partridge laid out his long-term vision for the future of the Owls.

Senior safety Sharrod Neasman (29) tackles Florida Gators’ wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) during last week’s 20-14 loss in Gainesville, FL. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Football: Owls hold on to take 33-31 win at Old Dominion

November 28, 2015

Florida Atlantic football finished the season on a positive note Saturday, defeating the Old Dominion Monarchs to eliminate them from bowl eligibility. FAU (3-9, 3-6 C-USA) eclipsed the 400-yard mark for the first time this season, outgaining Old Dominion (4-6, 3-5 Conference USA) 436 to 325 in total yards. The Owls finished the game with 248 rushing yards, also a season high. Junior running back Jay Warren led the team with 150 rushing yards to go with one touchdown on 29 carries.

Redshirt senior quarterback Jaquez Johnson prepares to run the ball during last Saturday's 24-17 loss to Middle Tennessee. The game was Johnson's final home appearance as an Owl. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

11th Hour: Week of 11/16

November 16, 2015

Scores from this week: Football (2-8, 2-5 C-USA): Saturday, Nov. 14 vs. Middle Tennessee (L, 24-17) Game recap here Men’s Bas...

Junior running back Jay  Warren takes a handoff during Saturday's 24-17 loss to Middle Tennessee. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Football: Owls drop final home game of season 24-17 to Middle Tennessee

November 15, 2015

Football lost their final home game of the season to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 24-17 in a rain-soaked game. MTSU finished with 479 total yards, including 179 rushing yards. The Owls (2-8, 2-5 C-USA), who finished with 297 total yards of offense, only had 75 total rushing yards. Two of the Owls’ leading rushers this season left the game due to injuries, with Trey Rodriguez leaving at the end of the first quarter and Jay Warren leaving the game early in the third quarter. The Owls’ offense had an opportunity to tie the game at 24 with about nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, but senior wide receiver Jenson Stoshak had an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on him after originally scoring a touchdown from a pass from Jaquez Johnson. “I was caught up in the moment and it was a selfish play on my part that cost us the game,” said Stoshak.

FAU wide receivers Jenson Stoshak (88) and Kalib Woods (81) celebrate after Stoshak scores the first touchdown of the game on a 19-yard pass from Jaquez Johnson (32).  Stoshak had four receptions for a total of 101 yards on the day. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Football Preview: Owls host Middle Tennessee in final home game of season

November 11, 2015

Coming off a 35-19 loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers last weekend, football (2-7, 2-4 C-USA) will be looking to bounce back at home this Saturday when they face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (4-5, 3-2 C-USA). The Blue Raiders have held the advantage in the matchup between the two teams since they first played in 2003, winning nine out of their 12 total meetings including the last seven. The Owls fell short in last season’s game — 35-34 — in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, when former starting quarterback Austin Grammer threw the game-winning touchdown to wide receiver Marcus Henry with 12 seconds remaining in the game.

Redshirt senior quarterback Jaquez Johnson runs out of the pocket during the Owls' 31-17 win versus Florida International. Emily Creighton | Features Editor

Football: Missed chances result in 35-19 loss at Western Kentucky

November 7, 2015

After a 31-17 Shula Bowl win over Florida International that included 397 offensive yards and a seven sack performance by the defense, It seemed Florida Atlantic football had momentum in their favor coming into their matchup versus Western Kentucky. That momentum didn’t carry, as Florida Atlantic fell to the Hilltoppers 35-19 Saturday afternoon. The Owls (2-7, 2-4 C-USA) were unable to contain WKU quarterback Brandon Doughty, who was involved with every single offensive score during the game. He threw for 273 yards, totaled four passing touchdowns and recorded a receiving touchdown.

Head coach Charlie Partridge will have his hands full when his team travels Saturday to face Western Kentucky, who possess one of the top offenses in the nation. Josh Talero | Contributing Photographer

Football Preview: Owls look to keep momentum versus Western Kentucky

November 4, 2015

Following their 31-17 win versus Florida International University at home last weekend, Florida Atlantic University will travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky this Saturday to take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The Owls have won five of the six previous games between the two teams, including a 45-38 comeback win last season, when quarterback Jaquez Johnson threw for 325 yards and three pass touchdowns.

Players and Fans celebrate with the Shula Bowl after the Owls' 31-17 victory over the Florida International Golden Panthers on Oct. 31. The win was their first in the rivalry game since 2013. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Football: Owls claim Shula Bowl after 31-17 victory over Florida International

October 31, 2015

Football won this year’s rendition of the Shula Bowl 31-17 against the Florida International University Golden Panthers Saturday, breaking a six game home losing streak dating back to October 2014 . The win over FIU (4-5, 2-3 C-USA) marks the Owls 10th Shula Bowl victory since its inception in 2002.