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Week 3 preview: FAU vs North Texas
Posted By Mark Gibson On Sep 24 2010 @ 6:21 pm In Florida Atlantic | No Comments
FAU will play their first home game of the season against University of North Texas on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Lockhart Stadium. This game will mark the start of what should be their last four games at Lockhart before construction on their brand new home stadium is completed by next season. For FAU, this is a perfect match up for their home opener.
FAU will be coming off a bye week. The long break should be more than enough to prepare them for this game. If the Owls have done their homework we can expect running back Alfred Morris to have a plethora of touches. Morris should have a spectacular game as North Texas greatly struggles against the run.
The North Texas Mean Green are 0-3. In their last game, they were slaughtered by Army 0-24. Quite simply, the Mean Green aren’t so mean. Their rushing defense is atrocious. In their last game, they allowed Army to rush for 292 yards and three rushing touchdowns. Offensively, they only thing they have going for them is their passing game, but even that is feeble. In their week two game against Rice, quarterback Nathan Tune passed for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately, that wasn’t good enough as the team lost by one point 31-32. It was a game that was almost identical to FAU’s week one game against UAB were they won 31-32.
FAU’s defense shouldn’t have too much trouble in this game. As long as they can stop the pass, they can secure a win. Fortunately, the Owls have a pretty good secondary that can hand the mediocre caliber of the North Texas offense. The Mean Green don’t have much of a running game which is good since FAU tends to struggle with stopping the run. With all things considered, the Owls defense should have a pretty good game, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. If there is one thing to learn from watching FAU football: never make assumptions.
Bottom Line: Don’t expect much. While the running game with be at its beast, the passing game won’t be anything special. FAU should secure a win here as they are facing one of the easier teams on their schedule.
Prediction: FAU wins by two touchdowns
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