FAU hosts Western Kentucky, Charlotte, Old Dominion and Louisiana Tech at home.
The Owls travel to Marshall, Middle Tennessee, FIU and at North Texas.
FAU’s 2018 Football Schedule (Home games bold):
Sept. 1 at Oklahoma
Sept. 8 Air Force
Sept. 15 Bethune-Cookman
Sept. 22 at UCF
Sept. 29 at Middle Tennessee
Oct. 6 Old Dominion
Oct. 13 Bye
Oct. 20 at Marshall
Oct. 27 La. Tech
Nov. 3 at FIU
Nov. 10 WKU
Nov. 17 at North Texas
Nov. 24 Charlotte
“The level of expectation for our team has been set,” coach Lane Kiffin said in a release provided by the school. “Our goal this offseason is to take what was accomplished in 2017 and build upon that standard. And, against one of the toughest schedules in the country.”
The Owls already knew their non-conference schedule.
FAU opens the season at Oklahoma on Sept. 1. The Owls and Sooners have never met.
Florida Atlantic then return home for a visit from Air Force on Sept. 8 in what is also the first meeting between the two schools.
FAU faces a familiar opponent on Sept. 15 when Bethune-Cookman comes to Boca Raton. The Owls defeated the Wildcats 45-0 last season and hold a 3-1 advantage over them in the all-time series.
The Owls conclude their non-conference slate by traveling to UCF on Sept. 22 for the first meeting between the schools as FBS teams. FAU lost to UCF 33-29 in 2003 when the Owls still played at the FCS level. The only undefeated team in 2017 season, the Knights proclaimed themselves the national champions.
FAU is coming off its most successful season at the FBS level. In their first season under Lane Kiffin, the Owls plowed through C-USA undefeated, blew out North Texas in the Conference USA championship game and pummeled Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl.
The Owls enter the 2018 season riding a10-game winning streak.
FAU will announce game times as the start of the season gets closer.