Good play, good humor

Trevon Coley recorded his first career interception on Saturday, much to the delight of teammate Brandin Bryant. ( photo)

After a couple of porous weeks, FAU's defensive line came to life against Tulsa. They even found something to laugh about. Read more

FOOTBALL: Johnson leaves little doubt in FAU's 50-21 win

No Quez-tion about it
After missing last week's loss at Alabama, Quez Johnson returned to lead the Owls to a 50-21 blowout of Tulsa. Read more

Photo Gallery: FAU vs Tulsa

FOOTBALL: Favorite Schnellenbeger stories

Howard's House
FAU will formally dedicate "Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium" prior to today's game against Tulsa. We asked people close to the program for their favorite Schnellenberger stories. Read more



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  • Where: Laramie, Wyoming
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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.