2005 Florida Atlantic Owls football team

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2005 Florida Atlantic Owls football
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2005 record 2-9 (2-5 Sun Belt)
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger
Offensive coordinator Gary Nord
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Kirk Hoza
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Lockhart Stadium (20,450, grass)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State §   5 2         6 6  
Louisiana–Lafayette §   5 2         6 5  
Louisiana–Monroe §   5 2         5 6  
FIU   3 4         5 6  
Middle Tennessee   3 4         4 7  
Troy   3 4         4 7  
Florida Atlantic   2 5         2 9  
North Texas   2 5         2 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Florida Atlantic University Owls football team represented Florida Atlantic University in the 2005 college football season. The team was coached by Howard Schnellenberger and played their home games at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The Owls entered the season as a program in transition from Division I-AA to Division I-A for the second year. As per NCAA rule, programs moving up from I-AA to I-A must spend two seasons in transition, thus not being eligible for a postseason bowl berth nor a conference championship.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 3:00 pm at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 30-19   40,930
September 8 7:00 pm Oklahoma State* Dolphin StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPN2 L 23-3   16,421
September 17 7:00 pm at Minnesota* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN+ L 46-7   40,709
September 22 7:30 pm Louisiana-Monroe Lockhart StadiumFort Lauderdale, FL ESPNU L 28-21   11,426
October 1 12:00 pm at #24 Louisville* Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN+ L 61-10   40,219
October 6 8:00 pm at Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun FieldLafayette, LA ESPN+ W 28-10   14,208
October 15 3:00 pm Middle Tennessee Lockhart Stadium • Fort Lauderdale, FL L 35-14   10,117
October 22 7:00 pm at Arkansas State Indian StadiumJonesboro, AR ESPN+ L 3-0 (OT)   20,367
November 5 3:15 pm at Troy Movie Gallery StadiumTroy, AL PPV L 28-14   21,053
November 12 3:00 pm North Texas Dolphin Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL W 26-23   7,939
November 26 7:00 pm at Florida International FIU StadiumMiami, FL (Shula Bowl) L 52-6   15,322
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Sun Belt honors[edit]

  • First Team All-Sun Belt Conference:
    • Shomari Earls (LB, Sr.)
    • Willie Hughley (CB, Sr.)
  • Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference:
    • Danny Embick (QB, Sr.)
    • Jarrid Smith (OL, So.)

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