Bills lean on old veteran and raw rookie to replace McCoy
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Gore isn't sure he would have signed with the Buffalo Bills this offseason if not for being coaxed into it by his long-time friend LeSean McCoy.
Bills cut RB LeSean McCoy in surprise move after down season
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Turns out the Buffalo Bills didn't agree with running back LeSean McCoy's assertion that he was still "the guy" in their backfield.
With new coach and QB, No. 5 Ohio State hosts FAU in opener
Florida Atlantic (5-7 last season) at No. 5 Ohio State (13-1), on Saturday at noon ET (Fox).
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Singletary’s fresh legs help Bills beat Colts, 24-16
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back LeSean McCoy might still be, as he puts it, "The Guy" in a Buffalo Bills backfield that also features the NFL's active leading rusher, Frank Gore.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills general manager Brandon Beane doesn't believe in having too many offensive linemen.
Buffalo's backfield also got a little more crowded.
Memphis won’t have All-America RB Henderson for bowl game
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis will be playing the Birmingham Bowl without All-America running back Darrell Henderson.
Henderson tweeted Wednesday that he's bypassing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, but his post didn't indicate whether he'd play in the Dec. 22 bowl game against Wake Forest (6-6). Memphis coach Mike Norvell has since clarified that the Tigers (8-5) won't have Henderson for the bowl game.
FAU running back Devin Singletary says he’ll enter NFL draft
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Running back Devin Singletary is skipping his final season at Florida Atlantic and entering the NFL draft.
Singletary made the announcement Wednesday. He rushed for 54 touchdowns over the last two seasons. No other player at the major college level over that span has rushed for more than 34 touchdowns.
Singletary says he hopes he "left a lasting impression" FAU, its football program and the Owls' community.
Singletary’s banner day lifts FAU over W Kentucky 34-15
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first Florida Atlantic running back to top 4,000 career yards, and the Owls cruised to a 34-15 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday.
Singletary rolls through FIU in FAU’s 49-14 victory
MIAMI (AP) — Devin Singletary rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns and Florida Atlantic posted a 49-14 upset over Florida International on Saturday night.
Singletary is now tied with Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State for ninth place in NCAA FBS history with 62 career rushing touchdowns.
Singletary breaks record, leads FAU over Old Dominion 52-33
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary became the all-time career rushing leader at Florida Atlantic, running for 168 yards and two touchdowns to help the Owls beat Old Dominion 52-33 on Saturday night.
Singletary broke the game open and surpassed Alfred Morris (3,529 yards; 2007-2011) with a 44-yard touchdown run that stretched the Owls' lead to 52-33 with 2:17 remaining. Singletary finished with 19 carries and now has 3,568 career yards rushing.
Late score puts Middle Tennessee over FAU 25-24
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tavares Thomas ran for a touchdown with seconds to play and Brent Stockstill connected with Gatlin Casey for the 2-point conversion, giving Middle Tennessee a 25-24 edge over Florida Atlantic Saturday night.
Singletary has 5 TDs as FAU rolls over Bethune-Cookman 49-28
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary stormed in for a school record five rushing touchdowns in the first half as Florida Atlantic jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 49-28 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.
Singletary had 50 yards rushing in the first half and got the call every time the Owls were near the goal line, with his longest scoring run coming from the 18, as Florida Atlantic (2-1) led 29-0 in the first quarter. They were up 36-14 at the half.
Robison has record day, passes FAU past Air Force, 33-27
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A year ago, Chris Robison was a redshirting freshman throwing passes to the practice squad guys for FAU coach Lane Kiffin. On Saturday, he was breaking school records.
Robison completed 33 of 40 passes for a school-record 471 yards and three touchdowns and FAU notched its first victory over a service academy, beating Air Force 33-27 in the Owls' home opener.
FAU had lost to Navy twice, the only other times the Owls played a service academy.
Talented freshmen give No. 7 Oklahoma new look on defense
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New blood helped bring new results for Oklahoma's defense.
No. 7 Oklahoma wary of Florida Atlantic RB Singletary
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley knows good offensive talent when he sees it — last season, his Sooners led the nation in total offense and quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy.
Defending Big 12 champ Oklahoma opens against streaking FAU
Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference the first weekend of the 2018 season:
- The Herald-DispatchLane Kiffin, FAU look to rebound in 2019 seasonJune 19, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchConference USA scheduleOctober 21, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchMU has to make FAU blow its 'Motor'October 21, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchHappy Homecoming: Marshall 31, FAU 7October 21, 2018
- The Herald-DispatchMarshall University picked 2nd in C-USA EastJuly 21, 2018
Kiffin, Singletary looking to take FAU to new heights in ’18
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — After leading the nation in touchdowns last season, Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary got a gift from Owls coach Lane Kiffin.
Lane Train: Kiffin and FAU leave no doubt, beat Akron 50-3
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin's first bowl game at Florida Atlantic was the perfect microcosm of his first season with the Owls.
1st bowl game since 2008 for Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton Bowl: Akron (7-6) vs. FAU (10-3), Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
HUNTINGTON — Conference USA's top football honors went to two programs who were not on the radar when the season began.
Florida Atlantic's Devin Singletary earned the league's top honor for a player as he was named as the C-USA Most Valuable Player while UAB's Bill Clark was named as the C-USA Coach of the Year.
Theleague's14headcoach The league's 14 head coaches voted on the conference's specialty awards.
FAU’s Singletary named C-USA’s MVP; UAB’s Clark top coach
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Florida Atlantic sophomore Devin Singletary, the national leader with 29 rushing touchdowns, has been named Conference USA's MVP.
Singletary is the first running back to be the C-USA MVP since the award's inception in 2008. He ran for 1,796 yards with 11 consecutive 100-yard rushing games as the Owls won their first league title.
Boca Raton Bowl Matchup
Akron (7-6, Mid-American Conference) vs. Florida Atlantic (10-3, Conference USA), Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
LOCATION: Boca Raton, Florida
Akron: LB Ulysees Gilbert is a first-team all-Mid-American Conference selection who has recorded more than 120 tackles each of the last two seasons.
Florida Atlantic: RB Devin Singletary, 1,796 yards rushing, 6.5 yards per carry, 29 touchdown runs.
Lane’s a champ: FAU tops North Texas for C-USA title, 41-17
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has won much bigger games. He's got national championships, Southeastern Conference titles, victories before more than 100,000 fans and with millions more watching on television.
FAU wraps up unbeaten C-USA season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jason Driskel completed 18 of 22 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns and Devin Singletary ran for 108 yards and two scores as Florida Atlantic wrapped up an unbeaten Conference USA season with a 31-12 victory over Charlotte on Saturday.
The Owls (9-3, 8-0 C-USA) had already clinched the East Division and the right to host North Texas for the conference championship on Dec. 2.
Florida Atlantic roughs up Florida International 52-24
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Jason Driskel threw four touchdown passes, completing 18 of 25 for 239 yards, and Florida Atlantic cruised to a 52-24 victory over Florida International on Saturday night.
Devin Singletary rushed for 164 yards and two scores, including a 70-yard TD run late in the first quarter that gave the Owls (8-3, 7-0 Conference USA) a 14-0 lead.
Singletary, Whyte help FAU to 6th-straight win, 48-23
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Devin Singletary rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns, Kerrith Whyte raced 98 yards to score on a kickoff return — first in program history — and Florida Atlantic cruised to a sixth-straight win, beating Louisiana Tech 48-23 on Saturday.
FAU beats Marshall; bowl eligible for 1st time since 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary had 275 total yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Young made three of Florida Atlantic's four interceptions, and the Owls beat Marshall 30-25 on a rainy Friday night to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2013.
Young tied a single-game program record and FAU took the FBS lead with 18 interceptions.
What has made Florida Atlantic such an offensive juggernaut?
Is it first-year coach Lane Kiffin?
Is it star running back Devin Singletary?
Is it the Owls' up-tempo pace that wears down foes?
All those factors play a role in FAU averaging 51.8 points in Conference USA play heading into a matchup against Marshall at 6 p.m. Friday in Boca Raton, Florida.
HUNTINGTON — In looking at film, it doesn't take long to figure out what exactly makes Florida Atlantic's offense go.
It is a player fittingly nicknamed 'Motor'.
In looking at Florida Atlantic's depth chart, Singletary's nickname is included as his name in references, and it also was in the Conference USA Player of the Week release distributed on Monday as well.
Lane Kiffin has FAU nearing bowl eligibility _ and more
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — There were 28 voters in the Conference USA preseason football poll, and none picked Florida Atlantic as the team that would win the league's East division.
It would not be accurate to say that no one thought the Owls could grab that title.
Singletary runs for 244 yards, 4 TDS; FAU beats WKU 42-28
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Devin Singletary ran for 244 yards and four touchdowns as Florida Atlantic scored 22 fourth-quarter points to roll past Western Kentucky 42-28 on Saturday night.
FAU (5-3, 4-0 Conference USA) is off to its best start since 2007.
Driskel punches in 4 TDs, Florida Atlantic 8 in 58-28 win
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jason Driskel scored four of Florida Atlantic's eight rushing touchdowns as the Owls scored at least twice in every quarter, defeating Old Dominion 58-28 Saturday night.
Singletary runs for 4 TDs in FAU’s 38-20 win over Raiders
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devin Singletary ran for 133 yards and a school record-tying four touchdowns and Florida Atlantic beat Middle Tennessee 38-20 in a Conference USA opener Saturday night.
The victory ended MTSU's nine-game winning streak against FAU, which had been the longest by one C-USA team over another.
Backup QB helps Buffalo hold on to beat FAU 34-31
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Drew Anderson threw his first career-touchdown pass for Buffalo, a 20-yarder to Anthony Johnson with 2:37 to play, and the Bulls held on to beat Florida Atlantic 34-31 on Saturday night.
FAU rushing attack controls Bethune-Cookman in 45-0 win
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Parr ran for two scores and threw another to go along with 165 yards in the air and Florida Atlantic beat Bethune-Cookman 45-0 on Saturday night.
Parr started the scoring for the Owls with a 9-yard run with 6:53 left to play in the first quarter.
Three minutes later, Parr threw a 5-yard score to Harrison Bryant for a 14-0 lead. Parr continued the scoring when he ran it in again from two yards out with 9:06 remaining before halftime for a 21-0 lead.
Singletary, FAU set offense records in 42-25 win over Rice
HOUSTON (AP) — Devin Singletary rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns, setting a school single-game rushing record, Jason Driskel threw two TD passes and Florida Atlantic set a program mark with 657 total yards in a 42-25 victory over Rice on Saturday.
McGough rallies FIU to 33-31 win over FAU
MIAMI (AP) — Alex McGough ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, Austin Taylor kicked the go-ahead field goal and Florida International beat Florida Atlantic 33-31 on Saturday in a game that featured five lead changes.
FAU (1-4, 0-1 Conference USA) led 24-14 after Azeez Al-Shaair intercepted McGough's pass on the first play of the second half and returned it 30 yards for a score.