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FAU: Owls Rout North Texas 69-31, Remains Perfect in C-USA

(Photo by Max Jackson. North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson picks up a first down with a five yard run in the first quarter. FAU linebacker Andrae Kirk is in pursuit.

BOCA RATON  – (FLORIDA SPORTS WIRE) – Behind program highs of 69 points and 804 yards of offense, the Florida Atlantic University football team beat North Texas 69-31, moving to 3-0 in Conference USA play.

Devin Singletary scored three rushing touchdowns to bring his season total to 14, surpassing Greg Howell’s 2016 single-season record of 13. The sophomore also now has 26 career rushing touchdowns, just one shy of Alfred Morris’s career record set over his four-year tenure at FAU.

QB Jason Driskel was 24-of-35 for 357 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed four times for 68 yards and a score. Driskel passed for 166 yards in the first quarter and 237 yards in the first half. Willie Wright led the receivers with eight catches for 141 yards and a score while Harrison Bryant had seven receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown

“I’m very proud of our players,” FAU Head Coach Lane Kiffin said. “I think there was some obstacles in this game as far as handling success, being 2-0 in conference. We’ve probably played our best two games especially our best game the last time we played. Again, this really goes to our players. That’s a really good team that we played, who beat a really good team last week in UTSA.”

· FAU’s 804 yards of offense shattered the program mark of 657 at Rice in 2016 and broke the C-USA record of 791 set by Tulsa against UTEP in 2008 The Owls scored on their first 11 drives en route to the 804 yards, which also the most by an FBS team in a game against an FBS opponent in 2017

Greg Joseph scored 15 points – two field goals and nine PATs – to break his own record of 14 points scored kicking at Tulsa in 2015

FAU goes on the road to take on WKU in Bowling Green, Ky. Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m.

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