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Football Has Final Practice Ahead of Saturday Scrimmage
Aug. 11, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. The Florida Atlantic University football team resumed practice at their regularly-scheduled slot and each quarterback saw some success on a windless and muggy Friday morning. The squad will move practice to FAU Stadium on Saturday, with a 1 p.m. start featuring an intersquad scrimmage. It is open to the general public.

Defense drew first blood in a goal-line situation with a nice interception in the corner of the end zone by Raekwon Williams. But the team’s three-headed quarterback all came through with long completions. De’Andre Johnson was first, finding LaDante Harris down the sideline. Jason Driskel threaded the needle to “Pico” Tavaris Harrison, who held onto a juggling and tumbling catch for a score, and a couple of plays later, Daniel Parr found Bobby Mitchell in stride for a touchdown from some 40 yards out. Later, with only seconds remaining on the session clock, Parr was also on the throwing end of a high leaping catch by freshman Ronald Patterson, setting up a field goal opportunity.


 

 

 

Head Coach Lane Kiffin

            “I thought (today was) one of our better practices. Guys had really good energy, which you’re always worried about the day before a scrimmage. The guys can come out with not the right mindset, especially with the quick turnaround from practice being later yesterday, so good to see. A lot of good film to watch, and the guys will get ready for a big evaluation tomorrow.”

 

Friday’s Video

 

Updated Roster

http://www.fausports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/fau-m-footbl-mtt.html

 

To Purchase Tickets

FAU will open its 2017 season at home when the Owls play host to Navy on Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. in FAU Stadium. For season tickets, call 1-866-FAU-Owls. All games will be carried by ESPN West Palm 106.3 and also can be heard on the ESPN App.

 

Next Practice

            Saturday’s practice will be held at FAU Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m., and it will feature an intersquad scrimmage. It is open to the general public.

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