BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University football opened the first team drill with a nice block by sophomore tight end Harrison Bryant. It was a play that opened a hole for senior running back "Buddy" Gregory Howell, Jr., who completed a 50-plus yard score. It wasn't the day's last offensive score, but it was the final explosive play on a day that was highlighted by the defense's ability to force turnovers.
- Sophomore running back "Motor" Devin Singletary had the first carry of the second team session. He outran the defense for the score.
- The offense was charged with a false start and then saw junior corner Shelton Lewis haul in the day's first interception. He later added a fumble recovery.
- The second team defense then recorded a sack, but saw the offense move the chains on third downs by taking advantage of receptions by redshirt sophomore Kerrith Whyte and senior running back Marcus Clark, who came into play later in the day.
- Redshirt junior quarterback Jason Driskel connected to senior Kamrin Solomon, who then got in a foot race with defensive back junior Ocie Rose. Rose won the battle and prevented the score.
- The next group of highlights were made by the defenders as they took advantage of tipped passes. Redshirt junior Jake Stoshak was the first to be credited with an INT while sophomore Da'Von followed.
- Clark then had a scoring reception as did "Pico" Tavaris Harrison.
- Special teams came into play when graduate student Greg Joseph connected on his lone field goal opportunity.
- Lewis and sophomore corner Chris Tooley added to the turnover tally with recovered fumbles.
Head Coach Lane Kiffin
"So, as always there is something good and something bad. We have a turnover issue going on, which I really do credit the defense. They have done a great job. [In] our team meeting today, on defense, we had on a reel of NFL plays, just like exact turnovers for our guys. Our guys are doing a great job of getting the ball out and going after the ball. Unfortunately on offense, we have to protect the ball a lot better. That will be a huge emphasis before Saturday."
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