FAU Owls win Conference USA Championship

FAU Owls win Conference USA Championship

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

FAU added four more second half sacks, the last one coming courtesy of little used Anthony Bennett on the final play of the game.

With Win No. 10, FAU set the school's single-season victory mark, breaking the standard of nine set by the legendary Howard Schnellenberger's first team back in 2004. The Mean Green are averaging 184.1 yards rushing and 285.6 yards passing so far this season.

FAU redshirt junior quarterback Jason Driskel (16) makes a pass downfield looking for a player to score a touchdown. I'm just trying to win a game.

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FAU led 27-0 at halftime and 34-0 in the middle of the third quarter before UNT mounted what turned out to be an incomplete mini-comeback. Wood finished with six catches for 208 yards and a touchdown. Problem was, the end zone was 68 yards from scrimmage.

The victory completes a ideal 9-0 run through Conference USA play for FAU. A replay review determined that Franklin dropped the ball in celebration before crossing the goal line, and that North Texas made a clear recovery, negating the touchdown and giving the ball to the Mean Green.

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