BOCA RATON – FAU is in uncharted territory. On Saturday the Owls host their first-ever Conference USA title game with the hopes of claiming their first conference championship since 2007, when Florida Atlantic still played in the Sun Belt.
FAU enters the game after capping an undefeated run through Conference USA play by defeating Charlotte 31-12 on Saturday. That performance became a tale of two halves. FAU quickly removed all doubt about which team would win, but the Owls trudged through a mucky second half – prompting as much disappointment as satisfaction from the postgame Owls.
Could that poor second half actually benefit Lane Kiffin and FAU this week against North Texas? That’s one of the topics discussed this week on OwlTalk with Brian Rowitz – the first and still finest FAU football podcast.
Rowitz and our Chuck King also discuss what a C-USA title would mean for the football team, the school and the community. They also delve into FAU’s tight end position, the one spot where injuries are taking a toll on the Owls. The duo even discusses how losing a parking spot to Joe Girardi provided the opportunity to discuss the future of FAU football with the former major league player and manager.
So take a few moments to prepare for Saturday’s Conference USA championship game by listening to OwlTalk. It’s some of the best information you’ll receive heading into the title game.
The Conference USA game featuring FAU and North Texas kicks off at noon on Saturday from Howard Schnellenberger Field. ESPN2 will broadcast the game.
The C-USA title match won’t be the final game of the season for the Owls. FAU will also play in a yet-to-be determined bowl game. The destination and match-up will be announced on Sunday.