BOCA RATON, Fla. -
Florida Atlantic University's football team, which plays at one of the nation's southernmost locations, will travel to Buffalo, which plays at one of the nation's most northern locations. The game, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, will be broadcast on ESPN3.
FAU is coming off a record-setting victory against Bethune-Cookman. Senior running back "Buddy" Gregory Howell, Jr. led the Owls' running attack that literally ran themselves into the FAU record books. The Owls' rushing attack made use of nine rushers and tallied 439 yards for a new school record. Howell had 175 yards on 13 carries, for an average of 13.5 yards per carry, also a new FAU high. The back duo of Howell and Devin Singletary recorded 175 and 109 yards, respectively. On the night, FAU amassed 619 total yards.
The matchup is the back end of a one-and-one contract, with Buffalo taking the first game, played in Boca Raton in 2015, 33-15. While FAU is under the direction of first-year FAU Coach Lane Kiffin, Buffalo's Lance Leipold is in his third season.
The game will be carried by ESPN3, but also can be heard on ESPN West Palm 106.3. Ken LaVicka, as always, will have the call, and he will be joined by FAU alum Kris Bartels.
The Owls will return home to open Conference USA play on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. against Middle Tennessee. For tickets, call 1-866-FAU-Owls.
Here is an opportunity to meet Corey Batoon, a man who influences three phases of FAU's game, as co-defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator and safeties coach.