Owls Talk

The Owls host the Owls this week. In this week's installment of OwlTalk we discuss the upcoming game against Rice and delve into some FAU recruiting. Read more

FOOTBALL: Hendrickson playing at a new level

Second-level sacker
FAU defensive end Trey Hendrickson is using added strength and new ways of thinking to get to the quarterback. Read more

FOOTBALL: Solomon's wisdom leads to performance

Solomon's wisdom
Kamrin Solomon's maturation off the field has led to the FAU wide receiver making plays on the field. Read more



Up Next


Rice (2-3, 1-1 C-USA)
FAU (1-3, 1-0 C-USA)

  • When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Howard Schnellenberger Field
  • TV: Fox College Sports
  • Streaming Audio:
  • Scouting Rice:
  • SportsManias!: Rice
  • Last Meeting: Rice 18, FAU 14 (2013)


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Sunset at FAU's new stadium.

When the Florida Atlantic Owls took the field as the first FAU football team in 2001, they were led onto the field by legendary coach Howard Schnellenberger. The Owls’ first season wasn’t too much of a success – FAU’s first football team finished its inaugural season at 4-5 – but it didn’t take long for Howard Schnellenberger to march the FAU Owls down a winning road.

FAU football posted its first winning record in 2003. That was the year the Florida Atlantic Owls reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Howard Schnellenberger wasn’t satisfied with being a successful I-AA program, though. The year after that big run, FAU football began the transition process to the Bowl Championship Series.

Florida Atlantic football entered the Sun Belt Conference, winning the conference title in 2007, their second year of full-fledged Division I-A competition. By virtue of winning the Sun Belt Conference title, the Florida Atlantic Owls also nabbed their first bid. The Owls made the most of it as Howard Schnellenberger guided the FAU football team to a 44-27 victory over Memphis in the New Orleans Bowl.

FAU earned its second bowl bid the following season and kept its bowl record unblemished by defeating Central Michigan 24-21 in the Motor City Bowl.

Florida Atlantic football will attempt to build on its already impressive record during this season. As always, check with Owl Access to see how the Florida Atlantic Owls do.