Plenty on the line for FAU
When FAU lost last season's game to Arkansas State, it seemed that the season was over, a bowl bid was out of the question and the program had reached a new low.
As we know, the Owls did indeed make it to a bowl game and after beating Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl, the 2008 season turned out to be a succesful one.
Fast forward to this season and the stakes are even higher when the Owls face the Red Wolves.
If FAU were to lose this game, there will be no miracle rally down the stretch this season. In fact the next game the Owls don't win will officially signal the end of their bowl hopes.
Ditto for Arkansas State, which also has six losses.
That's not exactly what we thought would be the storyline in August, but it will have to do.
The up-side? Should be a good game. There's nothing like seeing two teams with nothing to lose fighting for their lives.
See you at Lockhart.Owl Links
Check out FAUOwlAccess.com's preview of the ASU-FAU football game
along with a video breaking down what the Owls need to do to win
. We also were at the basketball doubleheader, so check out coverage of the Owls' victory vs. Florida Tech
and our video highlights. We also covered the women's team,
which won its opener vs. Webber International.
Today we'll be giving live updates via Twitter from Lockhart Stadium, and complete game coverage including a game recap, photos and video when the game is over.Football game previews: The Palm Beach Post
/ Jonesboro SunCoverage of basketball opener: The Palm Beach Post
/ Sun-SentinelOwl Cal
4 p.m. Football:
Arkansas STate at FAU, Lockhart Stadium