The Owls have had a strong past few weeks despite injuries that have plagued them. With the bye week, the Owls look to be well-rested and have some of their injured players recover.
Following the bye week, FAU will have two games remaining. The Owls still have a shot at the C-USA East Title. FAU likely needs to win out and have Marshall lose at least once to secure the Conference USA championship game berth.
The Owls will tough opponents to finish off the season. FAU will face off against UTSA and Southern Mississippi. UTSA who is on the cusp of becoming Bowl eligible may have to face FAU will need a victory to secure a bowl chance. Then the week after, the Owls will go against an air raid passing attack out of Southern Mississippi.
FAU during the bye will need to rest up and focus on winning each game for the Owls to have a chance at a conference title and a good bowl bid.
WEEK 12- C-USA GAME OF THE WEEK
Louisiana Tech heads to Huntington, W. Va., to face Marshall. This game could be a preview of the Conference USA title game. Marshall controls its own destiny in the C-USA’s East division and looks to ruin the perfect conference record La. Tech currently holds. If Marshall loses, FAU will continue to lead C-USA East division and the Herd would then need to hope for an FAU loss in their last two games in order to have a shot at the title game. The game will be played on Friday night, televised on CBS Sports Network.
FAU KEY STATS
5 -Total Interceptions by Meiko Dotson, tied for third in the nation.
14 – Total Interceptions for the Owls, tied for second nationally.
73 – Penalties committed by the Owls this season, most in conference.
1,516 – Total Rushing yards by the Owls this season.
BOWL ELIGIBILITY REPORT
Teams Already Bowl Eligible:
Louisiana Tech (8-1)
Southern Mississippi (6-3)
Western Kentucky (6-4)
Teams on the Cusp: