The Mackey award is given to college football’s top tight end. Bryant leads tight ends nationally in receptions and receiving yards with 48 and 708 respectively. The tight end closest to him is Washingtons’ Hunter Bryant, who has 41 receptions for 647 yards in as many games.
A Preseason All-Conference USA selection, Bryant is considered one of the top tight end prospects in the 2020 NFL draft class.
Jim Nagy, executive director of the Senior Bowl, called him a ‘Top 3 senior tight end.” Bryant accepted a bid to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on November 5th.
Bryant is also climbing the ranks for FAU career receiving yards, regardless of positon. He currently is sixth all time with 1,841 yards, only 20 yards away from cracking the top five and 40 away from taking former FAU receiver Jensen Stoshak’s fourth all time spot. Bryant is also two touchdowns away from tying Jason Harmon for the most touchdowns by a tight end with 13.
FIRST LOOK: FAU (7-3, 5-1) vs. UTSA (4-6, 3-3)
FAU heads to San Antonio to take on the UTSA Road Runners in its penultimate C-USA regular season
The Owls will face a run heavy UTSA offense led by running back Sincere McCormick, who has 786 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the season. UTSA averages 163 yards per game on the ground, only 25 more than the 138 yards FAU allows.
Lowell Narcisse, the Road Runners’ 6-foot-3, 230-pound left-handed sophomore quarterback didn’t become the starter until the season’s fourth game. In those seven games the former LSU signal caller threw for 1,131 yards and ran for an additional 472 yards. He’s scored 10 touchdowns and thrown four interceptions.
UTSA allows 202 yards per game on the ground, third worst in C-USA.
C-USA NON-FAU GAME OF THE WEEK
Marshall at Charlotte. Charlotte can become bowl eligible with a win over Marshall. FAU needs one Marshall loss over the final two weeks to have a chance at reaching the C-USA championship.
The Thundering Herd vs. th 49ers is matchup of the two best rushing attacks in the conference. Marshall’s Brenden Knox leads the conference with 1,046 rushing yards. Charlotte’s Benny LeMay has 822 yards.
The Charlotte defense allows nearly 200 rushing yards per game, whereas Marshall allows only 127 yards.
FAU KEY STATS
4 – Game streak of 30+ points per game.
7– passes broken up by Zyon Gilbert, tied for 7th in C-USA.
13.5 – Tackles for a loss by Akileis Leroy.
263.7 – Passing yards per game by Chris Robison, fourth best in the conference.
434.8 – Total Offense for the Owls, third in C-USA.
BOWL ELIGIBILTY REPORT
Bowl Eligible Teams:
Louisiana Tech (8-2)
Southern Mississippi (7-3)
Western Kentucky (6-4)
Teams on the Cusp:
FIU (5-5) (Games remaining: Miami, Marshall)
Charlotte (5-5) (Games remaining: Marshall, ODU)
UTSA (4-6) (FAU, La. Tech)
North Texas (4-6) (Rice, UAB)