The Owls strike first with a touchdown run from Kerrith Whyte. FAU has been deadly on opening drives this year.
FAU’s Rashad Smith sure knows how to make timely plays. The linebacker knives into the backfield to stop Western Kentucky on fourth-and-short.
FAU RG Antonio Riles just went down and was tended to by trainers. He walked off on his own power.
FAU K Vladimir Rivas is wide right on a field goal attempt from 29 yards out. The Owls’ kicking struggles continue.
FAU’s pass protection has given Chris Robison plenty of time to throw thus far. Robison has responded by completing seven of his first eight passes for 96 yards.
Rivas makes up for his earlier miss with a 30-yard field goal on this past drive, extending FAU’s lead to 10.
FAU loses contain in the pocket, allowing WKU QB Steven Duncan to roll out and hit Mik’Quan Deane for a 15-yard score. The Owls block the ensuing extra point to keep their lead at 10-6.
De’Andre Johnson is now in at QB for FAU.
Eight plays, eight runs for FAU since Johnson came in at QB.
So FAU and WKU trade interceptions, Shelton Lewis giving the Owls possession back after Johnson threw a pick the play prior.
FAU G Antonio Riles allows inside penetration and a strip-sack on Johnson, but he falls on the ball himself.
Robison is back at QB for FAU.
FAU is nearly doubling WKU in time of possession (18:32-to-9:45) and plays run.
Robison gets hit from his blind side and loses the football, WKU recovering in Owls territory.
So after FAU thought the half was over and started heading back to the locker room, the play prior was reviewed and left two seconds left on the clock for WKU to attempt a field goal. The Hilltoppers converted on the 40-yarder, pulling to within one at the half.
Robison opens the second half at QB for FAU.
Devin Singletary cuts left behind a big block from Harrison Bryant and scores from 40 yards out, FAU leading 17-8.
With that last touchdown, Singletary tied Wisconsin RB Ron Dayne for ninth all time in FBS rushing scores with 63.
Rivas now 2-3 after that 22-yard field goal make, FAU on top by 11.
Singletary punches in a one-yard touchdown, which could be the dagger tonight. FAU up big over WKU, 27-9.
The Hilltoppers score but FAU remains up by 12 after the ensuing two-point try goes awry.
Kerrith Whyte bursts through line for a 77-yard touchdown. That’s FAU’s longest run of the season.
Ball game here at FAU Stadium. Owls win 34-15.