Riding a 10-game winning streak from last season and receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, Florida Atlantic is the chic pick to repeat as Conference USA champions and even earn a berth in a New Years Six bowl.
But first they must face the Sooners.
Can FAU begin the season by knocking off an FBS playoff team from last season? That’s one of the questions ESPN West Palm’s Brian Rowitz and our Chuck King discuss on the first 2018 regular season edition of OwlTalk – the first and still best podcast covering FAU football.
Along with trying to find a quarterback, FAU coach Lane Kiffin spent the past couple weeks attempting to temper the expectations of FAU fans prior to the Owls’ trip to Norman. That hasn’t stopped some prognosticators from picking the Owls, a three-touchdown underdog, to knockoff the Big XII champs.
And about that quarterback battle. Will it be De’Andre Johnson, Rafe Peavey or Chris Robison who starts against the Sooners? How many quarterbacks will play on Saturday? And will the quarterback who draws the start remain the starter in the second week against Air Force?
With the quarterback position unsettled, can FAU running back Devin Singletary do enough against Oklahoma to launch a true Heisman Trophy campaign?
Finally, we broaden our view of the 2018 college football landscape to offer our predictions for the four teams who will eventually reach this year’s FBS playoff.
The FAU football season is nearly upon us. It’s what every FAU football fan has waited for. There’s no better way to prepare for the season opener at Oklahoma than settling down for 15 minutes of OwlTalk – the premier FAU football podcast.