FAU football will take the field for the first time under the direction of Head Coach Carl Pelini versus Wagner College on Friday, August 31 at FAU Stadium on the Boca Raton campus. The day will mark several significant milestones for the program, including Pelini’s first game as a collegiate head coach, and the first time the Owls will take the field behind someone other than Howard Schnellenberger, the program’s founder.
When the Owls face off against Wagner, it will be the first time the season opener is played at FAU Stadium, and the first time FAU has played on a Friday. It will be just the third time in 12 years that FAU has opened the season at home.
The Owls open Sun Belt Conference play versus Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro on Saturday, September 8. FAU will then face two SEC opponents: the University of Georgia on Saturday, September 15 in Athens, and the reigning National Champions, the University of Alabama, on Saturday, September 22 in Tuscaloosa. FAU will end the month by playing host to the University of North Texas on Saturday, September 29. The Owls have faced UNT eight times, dropping the last two.
October will open with a bye and then see FAU travel to Monroe, Louisiana where they will face ULM on Saturday, October 13. FAU has faced the Warhawks eight times with two victories recorded at ULM. Prior to last season, the average game was decided by 2.8 points. FAU will then visit the newest Sun Belt Conference member when they travel to Mobile to face the University of South Alabama on Saturday, October 20. The month will end with a home game versus Troy University on Saturday, October 27.
FAU will open November on the road, visiting the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, November 3. This is the first time FAU has played a service academy. The Owls will then play SBC rival Western Kentucky University on Saturday, November 10 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, before battling in-state rival FIU at home on Friday, November 16. FAU holds an 8-1 record against FIU in the annual “Shula Bowl,” but will seek to avenge the one loss. The “Shula Bowl” will be televised live on ESPNU. The Owls will have a bye week for Thanksgiving and will return to close out the first season under Coach Pelini on Saturday, December 1, when they host the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Fans will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets for as low as $55, reduced from $150 a year ago. Click here to see the stadium pricing plan. The FAU Athletic Ticket Office is accepting deposits to hold seat selection spots. To purchase tickets, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.
2012-2013 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
|Date||Opponent / Event||Location||Time|
|08/31/12||vs. Wagner||Boca Raton, FL||TBA|
|09/08/12||at Middle Tennessee||Murfreesboro, TN||TBA|
|09/15/12||at Georgia||Athens, GA||TBA|
|09/22/12||at Alabama||Tuscaloosa, AL||TBA|
|09/29/12||vs. North Texas||Boca Raton, FL||TBA|
|10/13/12||at ULM||Monroe, LA||TBA|
|10/20/12||at USA||Mobile, AL||TBA|
|10/27/12||vs. Troy||Boca Raton, FL||TBA|
|11/03/12||at Navy||Annapolis, MD||TBA|
|11/10/12||at Western Kentucky||Bowling Green, KY||TBA|
|11/16/12||vs. FIU||Boca Raton, FL||TBA|
|12/01/12||vs. ULL||Boca Raton, FL||TBA|