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.”
I don't have all the facts and the dust is still settling,but it seems we have some walk ons that can and will provide some needed depth at some...
How are the proposed walk ons looking at this time?
Rusty Smith released by Calgary on Sunday.
Hopes he can catch on with another CFL team or get an invite to an NFL team training camp. We hope so too!
Former Owl Rusty Smith of the CFL Calgary Stampeders completed a 26 yard pass to set up the winning field goal in a preseason game against Winnipeg...
Lestar Jean was waived by the Minnesota Vikings...I believe he is injured. Could have played a role in it.