Owls’ sophomore running back Greg “Buddy” Howell (9) rushes up the middle for 9 yards while avoiding a Gator defender. Mohammed F Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Football: Defensive stops force overtime, but Owls fall to Florida 20-14

November 21, 2015

Florida Atlantic took the no. 8 ranked Florida Gators to overtime in Gainesville, but were unable to complete the upset against their heavily favored opponent, dropping their third straight game 20-14. After a 13-yard receiving touchdown by tight end Jake McGee to start the overtime period, the Owls drove to the Gators’ 12 yard line in position to win the game. Redshirt senior quarterback Jaquez Johnson targeted both Nate Terry and Jenson Stoshak endzone during the final possession, but the fifth best defense in the nation held the Owls short.

FAU defensive backs Ocie Rose (1) and Andrew Soroh (27) celebrate after Rose recovered a fumble in the first quarter of last week's 24-17 loss to Middle Tennessee. Josh Talero | Contributing Photographer

Football Preview: Owls look to go Gator hunting in Gainesville

November 18, 2015

Football will seek the biggest upset in program history when they travel to Gainesville on Saturday to face the University of Florida Gators. Florida Atlantic (2-8, 2-5 Conference USA) is coming off a seven-point loss to Middle Tennessee. The offense was not able to get momentum going, as they ran for a team total 75 rushing yards — only the second time all season that the Owls were unable to eclipse the 100-yard rushing mark. The Gators (9-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference), who are coming off a 21-14 win over the University of South Carolina Gamecocks this past Saturday, are currently ranked No. 8 in the nation, according to the newest College Football Playoff Rankings.