FAU Owls win Conference USA Championship


The Owls played almost flawless for 33 minutes before capturing a 41-17 victory against North Texas in the Conference USA Championship Game.

Midway through the first quarter, the Owls lead North Texas 10-0 and are seemingly moving the football at will against their opponents (a missed field goal ended a third drive).

The Owls now head to their first bowl game in a decade and could have an outside chance of cracking the top 25 in the polls.

The FAU football team celebrates with the winning trophy on Saturday afternoon after they beat North Texas for the C-USA Championship 41-17.

For a little more than a half, they were wrong. The Mean Green defense stiffened in the second half, however, as the Owls finished the game with 486 yards of offense. Jason Driskel completed 15 of 27 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown for FAU, and Kalib Woods had a school-record 208 receiving yards.

FAU sophomore running back Devin Singletary (5) rushes toward a North Texas player to gain some yardage during the first quarter.

FAU head coach Lane Kiffin had a very clear and hilarious response to that: No you don't.

It wasn't a ideal day for the Owls, however, as John Franklin III had a long touchdown run taken away after he Deshaun Jacksoned the moment. Wide receiver Karmin Solomon's 22-yard touchdown pass to John Franklin, who had taken the snap at quarterback to begin the play, extended the lead to 10-0.