Easy to see why Owls lost
Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger was brief and terse in his post-game press conference.
He did have just enough time to say the loss was an "embarrassment" before saying he wanted to watch the film before declaring why the Owls lost.
I haven’t coached much football, but I will go out on a limb here and say it might have something to do with the FAU defense.
I know, it's a shock, especially considering the reaction to giving up a record number of yards to UAB two weeks ago was to bench the leading tackler and leader in sacks.
After those adjustments, the Owls gave up 651 yards to Troy, but after giving up 408 yards at halftime, the Owls defense stiffened only allowing 243 yards to Troy's second and third teamers.