BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic will play host to its last home game of the 2016 season on Saturday at 6 p.m. The game provides an opportunity to bid farewell to the Owl seniors who have endured through: conference affiliation changes, coaching changes and the matriculation of college. Through it all, this group of young men have represented FAU with character.
This weekend, the seniors will lead the 3-7 Owls versus Conference USA’s Old Dominion. FAU is coming off a 35-31 victory over UTEP and is riding into the game with a two-game winning streak.
Quarterback Jason Driskel was 20-for-25 for 233 yards and a score against UTEP. The redshirt sophomore added another 79 yards in the Owls’ ground attack. FAU set a new all-time single-season program high during the game with 22 rushing TDs behind the efforts of freshman Devin Singletary, who had 145 yards on 20 carries. Captains Azeez Al-Shaair and Trey Hendrickson led the FAU’s defensive efforts. Al-Shaair, a sophomore linebacker, had 11 tackles while senior defensive end Hendrickson had five tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss of 15 yards. Hendrickson will be one of 16 players to be honored in this week’s pregame Senior Day activities.
Meet the team leader in tackles Jalen Young, who was featured on last week’s show
ODU, which fell to FAU 33-31 in the closing seconds a year ago, enters the contest with a 7-3 record. The all-time series between the two teams stands at 1-1.
The game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. FAU’s flagship radio station ESPN West Palm 106.3 will carry the game, and ESPN’s Ken LaVicka will have the call alongside FAU football alumni and analysist Kris Bartels. Fans also may follow the game via the ESPN App or through video stream which will be carried on College Insider.
This Thursday, you can catch Inside the Owls' Burrow, which will air at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports Sun. It will re-air at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Fox Sports Florida. This week's show will feature offensive linemen Antonyo Woods and Roman Fernandez, who each aspire to attend med school, senior offensive lineman Kelly Parfitt, and senior defensive lineman Shalom Ogbonda’s breakdown of the mannequin challenge following the Rice victory.