BOCA RATON, Fla. -
Florida Atlantic football, who leads Conference USA’s East Division with a 2-0 mark and is No. 1 in rushing yards per game, will play host to North Texas, the leader of the C-USA Western Division with a 3-0 record and the league leader in passing yards per game, at 5 p.m. Saturday. The game will serve as Homecoming and will serve as the nightcap for many FAU teams’ alumni weekends, such as men’s and women’s swimming, softball and baseball.
FAU will welcome home and celebrate the 2007 Conference and New Orleans Bowl Championship team. More than 60 members of the 2007 squad will be in attendance and will be recognized between the first and second quarter on the field
Tickets for the Homecoming game against North Texas on Saturday can be purchased by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS. The game will air on ESPN West Palm 106.3 with the pregame show beginning at 4 p.m. Ken LaVicka and FAU alum Kris Bartels will have the call. The game will also be streamed on ESPN3. Frank Forte and former FAU assistant coach Fred O'Connor will call the action there.
Inside the Owls' Burrow
This week's Inside the Owls' Burrow will air on Fox Sports Florida Thursday at 4 p.m. and re-air Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Host Frank Forte will be joined by defensive coordinator and linebackers' coach Chris Kiffin, a `pads-off segment' detailing the art of field goal holding, and Howard Schnellenberger, who led the Owls to the program's first conference championship in 2007. Here's a clip from last week's show featuring safety Kris Bartels.