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FAU has reached a home-and-home scheduling deal with Central Michigan. (OwlAccess.com photo)

FAU reaches agreement to play a school it beat for one of the biggest victories in program history. Read more

FOOTBALL: FAU recruiting goes according to plan

According to plan
How did FAU manage to sign a recruiting class that is the best in program history? The Owls followed a plan. Read more

FOOTBALL: Breaking down FAU's 2016 signing class

Fitting room
How will FAU's 2016 signing class fit into the program? Here are some takeaways from one of the most energetic non-game days in Owls' football history. Read more

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Season Leaders

Rushing

RB | Buddy Howell

  • 2015: 133 Carries, 598 Yards

Passing

QB | Quez Johnson

  • 2015: 129-for-241, 1,592 Yards | 9 TDs

Receiving

WR | Jenson Stoshak

  • 2015: 57 Catches, 820 Yards

Tackles

LB | Azeez Al-Shaair

  • 2014: 94 Tackles, 1.5 Sacks

 

 

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Sunset at FAU's new stadium.


When the Florida Atlantic Owls took the field as the first FAU football team in 2001, they were led onto the field by legendary coach Howard Schnellenberger. The Owls’ first season wasn’t too much of a success – FAU’s first football team finished its inaugural season at 4-5 – but it didn’t take long for Howard Schnellenberger to march the FAU Owls down a winning road.

FAU football posted its first winning record in 2003. That was the year the Florida Atlantic Owls reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Howard Schnellenberger wasn’t satisfied with being a successful I-AA program, though. The year after that big run, FAU football began the transition process to the Bowl Championship Series.

Florida Atlantic football entered the Sun Belt Conference, winning the conference title in 2007, their second year of full-fledged Division I-A competition. By virtue of winning the Sun Belt Conference title, the Florida Atlantic Owls also nabbed their first bid. The Owls made the most of it as Howard Schnellenberger guided the FAU football team to a 44-27 victory over Memphis in the New Orleans Bowl.

FAU earned its second bowl bid the following season and kept its bowl record unblemished by defeating Central Michigan 24-21 in the Motor City Bowl.

Florida Atlantic football will attempt to build on its already impressive record during this season. As always, check with Owl Access to see how the Florida Atlantic Owls do.