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The NCAA granted FAU redshirt freshman QB Nick Tronti immediate eligibility.

Great and unexpected news for the Owls. Tronti transferred in from Indiana in April. He surprisingly took the final two snaps in Saturday’s 49-28 win over Bethune-Cookman, clueing us in that his appeal had been granted. "That was obviously out of our hands," FAU coach Lane Kiffin said. "Sometimes kids win those sometimes they don’t. I guess lately they’ve been leaning more to letting kids win those I guess." Tronti starts out fourth in the FAU QB pecking order behind Chris Robison and veteran reserves De’Andre Johnson and Rafe Peavey. He was a three-star recruit who had several Power Five offers coming out.
Sep 17 - 1:36 PM

FAU redshirt junior WR Jovon Durante posted a team-best seven receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 49-28 win against Bethune-Cookman.

Durante has been the go-to receiver in the pass offense for the Owls, and he has found the end zone in back-to-back games for the first time since 2015 when he opened with scores against Georgia Southern and Liberty as a freshman at West Virginia. He has at least four catches in each of his first three games for the Owls, and he'll look to extend that streak next Friday in a showdown with UCF in Orlando.
Sep 15 - 10:51 PM

FAU junior RB Kerrith Whyte Jr. rushed 15 times for a team-high 100 yards in Saturday's 49-28 victory against Bethune-Cookman.

It isn't often lately that someone other than Devin Singletary leads the Owls in rushing, but Whyte saw a heavier workload in the second half with the game out of hand and the starter getting a much-deserved rest. Both Whyte and Singletary are juniors, and if Motor is to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft than Whyte might be a player worth keeping an eye on in Lane Kiffin's offense. For now, he'll be a reserve with limited touches as the games are much closer. Next up is a road game with UCF on Friday.
Sep 15 - 10:46 PM

FAU redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison completed 16-of-27 passes for 171 yards, one touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 49-28 win against Bethune-Cookman.

Robison also added 42 yards on four runs, including a 27-yard scamper for first down in the first half. He didn't have to do much in this one except hand off to RB Devin Singletary, who was a scoring machine like usual. Robinson averaged just 6.3 yards per attempt in Saturday's game, which he'll need to improve upon dramatically if the team is going to spring an upset on the road Friday at UCF.
Sep 15 - 10:43 PM

FAU junior RB Devin Singletary rushed 19 times for 84 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's 49-28 rout against Bethune-Cookman.

Singletary broke a Conference USA record with a touchdown in his 16th consecutive game. He also became just the second C-USA player to rack up four touchdowns in a single quarter, the first since Louisville's Frank Moreau accomplished the feat in 1997. He fell just one score short of tying the all-time conference mark of six touchdowns in a single game, held by Louisiana Tech's Kenneth Dixon. Singletary and the FAU offense will find the sledding a bit tougher on a short week when they travel to meet UCF on Friday night.
Sep 15 - 10:39 PM

Former USC senior DL Noah Jefferson transferred to Arizona Western College.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Jefferson is immediately eligible to play, though it's important to note that Jefferson’s not currently listed on FAU’s online roster. What a strange journey it's been for the former four-star recruit from Nevada. Jefferson contributed at USC as a true freshman back in 2015. He started the season-opening loss to Alabama in 2016 but curiously never played for the Trojans again, eventually announcing he'd transfer to Arizona. But then-head coach Rich Rodriguez announced prior to last season that Jefferson would not be enrolling. That sent Jefferson to JUCO powerhouse Arizona Western. Jefferson then signed with Ole Miss in February, but failed to qualify academically, which of course led to Lane Kiffin swooping in to provide him with a home. Got all that? Jefferson officially hasn't used a redshirt year. So it'll be interesting to see if Kiffin uses him in four games and then shuts him down to retain one under the new rules.
Sep 12 - 12:32 PM

FAU redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison completed 33-of-40 passes for 470 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 33-27 win over Air Force.

We're accustomed to RB Devin Singletary taking most of the headlines relating to the Owls, but on Saturday, it was Robison who stole the show. He was particularly sharp after halftime, when he ended up tossing two of his three scoring passes. All told, his 470 yards passing set a school record. This was (probably needless to say) a far more impressive performance than what he showcased against his old Oklahoma team in Week 1. We're excited to see how Robison settles into the campaign. He'll look to stay sharp in a home showdown with Bethune-Cookman next weekend.
Sep 8 - 6:34 PM

FAU junior RB Devin Singletary rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Saturday's 33-27 win over Air Force.

Singletary (5'9/201) has yet to get his motor in gear, putting up 69 yards against Oklahoma in the opener and following up with Saturday's modest 57 yards on the ground. His 36-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter accounted for the bulk of that action. He started out last season slow through two games, too, before ripping off 12 consecutive contests of 100 yards rushing. Patience is a virtue. Singleton's numbers should be there by the end of the campaign so long as he can maintain his health. The standout junior rushed for 1,918 yards and 32 touchdowns last fall.
Sep 8 - 6:28 PM

Florida Atlantic redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison is expected to start Saturday's game against Air Force.

Given the fact that Robison received the majority of the first-team reps in practice this week, it isn't a major surprise that HC Lane Kiffin is going with the redshirt freshman. Robison will look to rebound from a tough outing at Oklahoma Sept. 1, a game in which he completed 15 of his 26 passes for 157 yards in the 63-14 loss. Robison was listed as one of three possibilities on FAU's depth chart, with redshirt junior De'Andre Johnson and grad student Rafe Peavey being the others.
Sep 8 - 2:27 PM

FAU HC Lane Kiffin said that redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison has been receiving the majority of reps with the first-team offense this week.

While Kiffin did also say that the Owls' quarterback competition remains an open one, Robison is in prime position to start against Air Force on Saturday. Reps tend to be an indication of pecking order, after all. The former Sooner completed 15-of-26 passes for 157 yards in a beatdown at the hands of his old team over the weekend. Rafe Peavey and De'Andre Johnson are the two other signal-callers to keep an eye on, here.
Sep 5 - 1:31 PM

FAU redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison went 15-for-26 for 157 yards in Saturday's ugly 63-14 loss to Oklahoma.

Not a very good debut for Robison, the former Oklahoma signee who surfaced at FAU last year after the Sooners booted him off the team. Robison looks the part, and he has a nice blend of athleticism and arm talent, but issues with consistency continue to dog him. Robison gave away too many opportunities on Saturday, between not seeing open receivers and misfiring on balls that should have been completed. The former four-star recruit's job cannot be considered safe with Rafe Peavey and De'Andre Johnson looking over his shoulder.
Sep 1 - 4:00 PM

FAU junior RB Devin Singletary had 69 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 63-14 loss to Oklahoma.

Ugly day for the Owls, and a surprisingly quiet afternoon for Motor. He finished with 3.8 ypc. But if you take out his 26-yard run, that average drops to 2.5. We thought Singletary would have a lot more success against an Oklahoma defense that was a bottom-30 S&P+ unit last year. Either way, he has a much easier matchup next time out against Air Force.
Sep 1 - 3:55 PM

FAU redshirt freshman QB Chris Robison drew the start on Saturday against Oklahoma.

In an incredible turn of events, Robison will take on his former team in his first collegiate start. Robison was booted off the Sooners prior to last season for violating team rules. A four-star recruit, Robison is a former Elite 11 quarterback who could be a four-year starter for FAU.
Sep 1 - 12:11 PM

FAU junior TE Harrison Bryant has recovered from the ankle injury which sidelined him at the end of the 2017 season.

Bryant (6'5/225) posted a 32-408-5 receiving line last year, before missing the tail-end of the campaign due to a mid-November ankle injury. He was cleared for spring work previously and has had no setbacks on the health front over the summer. We've yet to see an inaugural depth chart surface from the Owls, but expect Bryant to be involved when FAU goes for the upset gold against Oklahoma on Saturday.
Aug 31 - 2:02 PM

FAU redshirt sophomore WR John Mitchell has re-aggravated his back injury.

Mitchell (6'4/220) missed the entirety of the 2017 campaign due a back injury, so there's reason for possible concern, here. Making matters all the more dispiriting, the redshirt sophomore had reportedly been performing well in camp prior to his most recent sidelining. No word as of yet if Mitchell is expected to be healthy enough to play in FAU's monster opener against Oklahoma next weekend.
Aug 24 - 4:35 PM


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