Really, this was the only way for the regular season to end for Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic.
In his first season as FAU’s head coach, the former Alabama offensive coordinator made headlines from coast-to-coast seemingly on a daily basis for his tweeting habits off the field. Somewhat lost amidst the non-football social media hoopla was the team’s success on the field, with the 9-3 Owls riding an eight-game winning streak heading into Saturday’s Conference USA championship.
Exiting it, that streak has now reached nine in a row as FAU (10-3) jumped out to a huge lead on North Texas (9-4) then “held on” for a 41-17 win. The game marked the first-ever Conference USA title game appearance for both football programs and, thus, the Owls first-ever league title.
The Mean Green had been looking to exact a measure of revenge as the Owls thumped them 69-31 in Week 8. That game was also played on FAU’s home turf.
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. Not only that, but the Owls now have one more win this season under Kiffin than they had in the last three years combined.
And, as has been the case throughout 2017, FAU’s offense played a pivotal role in
Article source: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/12/02/ucf-clinches-ny6-bowl-bid-as-aac-champs-and-scott-frost-avoids-question-about-nebraska/
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