Coming into Saturday’s game against Troy, Florida Atlantic’s offense had been abysmal. Take a look at Saturday’s numbers…
Scoring: 16.1 ppg (10th Sun belt) – 34 vs. Troy
Total Offense: 312.9 (10th) – 421 vs. Troy
Rushing Offense: 120.6 ypg (10th) – 160 vs. Troy
Passing Offense: 192.3 ypg (9th) – 261 vs. Troy
And the biggest stat of the night, Troy led 27-26 with 1:49 left in the game and FAU, 1-6 FAU, shredded the Trojans defense like a wet paper bag in a blender. The Owls and their potent 111th nationaly ranked offense rammed the ball 74 yards without any resistance from the opposing team. Touchdown, FAU wins, Troy bowl hopes vaporized?
There are two things that looked certain. Corey Robinson did not look good (Deon Anthony threw the ball just three times) and the defense doesn’t appear to have a clue.
Troy can only hope to pull out wins over two of the final four quality teams they play (Tennessee, Navy, Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee). A win, that could have put the Trojans in great position for a bowl game, was snatched by a far inferior team with a great game plan.