If this indeed the final curtain call for Lane Kiffin on the sidelines at FAU, he seems to be going out in style. With rumors about Kiffin’s coaching future swirling around, FAU does not look to be distracted at all. The Owls have a dominant 35-6 lead on UAB in the Conference USA championship game.
FAU put the first points on the board in the first quarter with a strong effort on the goal line by BJ Emmons. Emmons finished off the 10-play drive after carrying the football four times earlier on the drive. It appeared FAU may have scored one play earlier on a long run by Malcolm Davidson, but Davidson stepped out of bounds before crossing the goal line. UAB answered with a field goal on the ensuing possession, but it has been all Owls from that point on leading up to halftime.
Chris Robison has thrown a trio of touchdowns, one each to DeAngelo Antoine, John Mitchell, and Harrison Bryant, to help FAU take the commanding lead. Robison heading to the locker room after his third touchdown pass in the final minute of the first half after coming off the field limping. There is no word on his status moving forward.
The FAU special teams also got in on the scoring with a blocked UAB punt being returned a short distance by Eddie Williams seven yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter.
FAU has out-gained UAB 304-97 after 30 minutes of play. It’s been a full-time effort so far for the Owls, who are playing on their home field for this one.