BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University's football team began the work week with a balanced practice and was praised by Head Coach Charlie Partridge for finishing the final period, the "challenge period", pitting offense versus defense to a 3-2, first-to-three win.
Both sides of the ball had highs on the day. Quarterback Jaquez Johnson found tight end Dustin Bowens multiple times to move the chains. Johnson also found Kalib Woods and Jenson Stoshak for scores. In the same period, Sharrod Neasman was credited with breaking up a scoring pass, and Trevon Coley and Ray Ellis combined to break up a Johnson pass. Earlier in the day, DJ Juste and Jake Stewart recorded interceptions and Raekwon Williams broke up a pass.
"We certainly think that we will be a much better offense as a whole," said Brian Wright, FAU's offensive coordinator, when asked about the offensive line following practice. "It starts up front. We need those guys to lead the way for us. They have had a great off-season in the weight room. We had them on the squat rack three days a week and we are starting to see some of that pay off right now in spring ball."
FAU will open its practice Saturday, March 28 to the public. The practice will be held at FAU Stadium and it is expected to be a live practice for the quarterbacks.
FAU spring practice will conclude on Saturday, April 11 with a 1 p.m. Spring Game played in FAU Stadium.
The Owls will open the 2015 home schedule versus Miami. Season tickets start as low as $60 and are on sale and can be purchased by calling 1-866-FAU-Owls. Opponents will not change; however, dates and times may be adjusted as C-USA works to set the 2015 television schedule. All games can be heard via ESPN 106.3 West Palm or www.fausports.com.