The Owls’ stinging final-minute loss to MTSU on Saturday snapped Kiffin’s and the Owls’ nine-game winning streak against C-USA teams.
The loss exposed what most who follow the Owls already understood: The 2018 football Owls are not the same team that won the 2017 Conference USA title. This version of the Owls still have flaws, and they are becoming increasingly difficult to fix.
Re-opening the quarterback battle appeared to be a possibility earlier this week, though that talk died down as the week progressed. FAU players admitted they let up against the Blue Raiders, and that complacency led to the offensive downfall.
How do the Owls fix these problems? Those are two of the topics discussed on this week’s OwlTalk with Brian Rowitz. Also this week, Rowitz and our Chuck King address FAU’s improvement on defense, some of the controversial calls against MTSU and the current state of Conference USA.
Rowitz, an ESPN West Palm host, then turns his attention to an ODU team that’s been difficult to figure out this season. The Monarchs own only one win, but that came against Top 25-ranked Virginia Tech after ODU made a change at quarterback.
What does FAU need to do to notch its first C-USA victory of the season? Is this the game that the FAU deep passing threats finally experiences success? And can the Owls rebound from a conference-opening loss to repeat as C-USA champions?
All of those questions and more are answered in this week’s OwlTalk FAU football podcast. So take a few minutes to stick OwlTalk in your ears. It will make you a better fan.