Talk Owls-Hilltoppers here before, during and after the game!
Florida Atlantic (2-7, 1-4 Sun Belt)
at Western Kentucky (6-3, 3-2 Sun Belt)
End of 1st Quarter: Western Kentucky 7, FAU 0
Halftime: #FAU 14, Western Kentucky 14
End of 3rd quarter: FAU 21, Western Kentucky 14
> FINAL: FAU 37, Western Kentucky 28
...Owls snap 15-game road losing streak.
...FAU improves to 3-7, 2-4 in Sun Belt
...Shula Bowl vs. FIU on Friday
Great job by the Owls today!
Congratulations to the players, coaches and staff!
And one more thing...
Folks, I think we have turned the corner and better things are ahead for the Owls!
Winning on the road is never easy, but it looks like the worst is over and we could be building something here.
Chi, lets not get ahead of ourselves...it was a good win and lets leave it at that
I'm with Calvin. Lets enjoy the win today. Then lets get ready to kick the heck out of FIU. We have some young kids playing that need to understand, we must beat FIU.This game would make a lot of Dade ,Broward, and Palm Beach kids reconsider FAU as there future team. Other than the last two years, we beat FIU in football and we still beat them in baseball and basketball. I know Mario had two good years, but how did he get put on such a high pedistall. They are in dead last ! Lets keep them there . GO OWLS !.
Here's our coverage of the victory with some comments from coach Carl Pelini after the game.
This was announced by the Sun Belt Conference office...
WKU Announces Suspension of Robinson
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Western Kentucky University has suspended Tyree Robinson for the first half of the Hilltoppers upcoming game at Louisiana-Lafayette. The decision was announced Tuesday.
“Coach Taggart and I are self-imposing a first half suspension on Tyree Robinson due to the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he received for a hit above the shoulders during the fourth quarter of our game this past Saturday against Florida Atlantic,” said WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart. “Tyree did not have any malicious intent, but we all support the heightened sensitivity on tackles of this nature. The suspension will be served during the first half of this Saturday’s game at Louisiana-Lafayette.”
Obviously to improve their field goal kicking :)
Last week FAU added Niko Peros, a 2-year-old suffering from Fanconi anemia, to its football team. Here's a story about it from Care To Click .
Don't look for QB Quez Johnson to be named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week. He wasn't nominated. FAU chose Lucky Whitehead instead.
Free falling...45-38. WKU won the first half 31-14. FAU won the second half 31-7. Almost like watching two seperate games.