2013 Florida Atlantic Owls football team
|2013 Florida Atlantic Owls football|
|2013 record||6–6 (4–4 C-USA)|
|Head coach||Carl Pelini (2nd Year; Gms 1–8)
Brian Wright (Interim; Gms 9–12)
|Offensive coordinator||Brian Wright|
|Defensive coordinator||Pete Rekstis (Gms 1–8)
Jovan Dewitt (Interim; Gms 9–12)
|Home stadium||FAU Stadium
|2013 Conference USA football standings|
|Championship: Rice 41, Marshall 24|
|† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2013 Florida Atlantic Owls football team represented Florida Atlantic University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls were led by at the start of the season by second-year head coach Carl Pelini. However Pelini and defensive coordinator Rekstis resigned on October 30 after admitting they were at a local party where pot was served. Brian Wright was promoted and made interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The Owls played their home games at FAU Stadium. This season was the Owls' first as a member of Conference USA in the East Division.
|August 30||8:00 PM||at Miami (FL)*||Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL||ESPNU||L 6–34||50,151|
|September 5||7:30 PM||at East Carolina||Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC||FS1||L 13–31||37,533|
|September 14||7:00 PM||at South Florida*||Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL||ESPN3||W 28–10||33,792|
|September 21||12:00 PM||Middle Tennessee||FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL||CSS||L 35–42 OT||13,911|
|September 28||7:00 PM||at Rice||Rice Stadium • Houston, TX||FCS||L 14–18||14,380|
|October 5||3:00 PM||at UAB||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||W 37–23||11,319|
|October 12||5:00 PM||Marshall||FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL||FCS||L 23–24||19,760|
|October 26||7:30 PM||at #11 Auburn*||Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL||SECRN||L 10–45||85,517|
|November 2||5:00 PM||Tulane||FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL||W 34–17||16,406|
|November 16||12:30 PM||at Southern Miss||M.M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, MS||CSS||W 41–7||20,802|
|November 23||3:00 PM||New Mexico State*||FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL||W 55–10||12,253|
|November 29||3:00 PM||FIU||FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL (Shula Bowl)||FS1||W 21-6||10,428|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.|
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Awards and honors
Mid-season awards and honors
- Week 3 Conference USA Player of the Week, Defense: D'Joun Smith (DB, Jr.)
- Week 6 Conference USA Player of the Week, Offense: Jaquez Johnson (QB, Jr.)
- Week 10 Conference USA Player of the Week, Defense: D'Joun Smith (DB, Jr.)
- Week 12 Conference USA Player of the Week, Defense: Christian Milstead (DB, Jr.)
Post-season awards and honors
- Conference USA Newcomer of the Year: Jaquez Johnson (QB, Jr.)
All-Conference USA honors
- First Team All-Conference USA:
- Cory Henry (DL, Sr.)
- D'Joun Smith (DB, Jr.)
- Second Team All-Conference USA:
- Andrae Kirk (LB, Jr.)
- Sean Kelly (P, So.)
- McMurphy, Brett (October 30, 2013). "Carl Pelini Resigns at Florida Atlantic". ESPN. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- Fornelli, Tom (October 30, 2013). "Carl Pelini, Assistant Resign at FAU Over Illegal Drug Use". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- Kurtenbach, Dieter (October 30, 2013). "FAU Football Coach Carl Pelini Resigns After Drug-Use Accusation". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- Ellis, Zac (October 30, 2013). "FAU Head Coach Carl Pelini, Defensive Coordinator Resign Over “Illegal Drug Use”". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- "2013 Florida Atlantic Owls Football Schedule". Retrieved April 3, 2013.