2013 Florida Atlantic Owls football team

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2013 Florida Atlantic Owls football
Conference Conference USA
East Division
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
(Capacity: 29,419)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         10 3  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 5  
Florida Atlantic   4 4         6 6  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
Southern Miss   1 7         1 11  
FIU   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Rice x   7 1         10 4  
UTSA   6 2         7 5  
North Texas   6 2         9 4  
Tulane   5 3         7 6  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
Tulsa   2 6         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
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.[1][2][3][4] Brian Wright was promoted and made interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The Owls playrf their home games at FAU Stadium. This season was the Owls' first as a member of Conference USA in the East Division.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 8:00 PM at Miami (FL)* Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPNU L 6–34   50,151
September 5 7:30 PM at East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC FS1 L 13–31   37,533
September 14 7:00 PM at South Florida* Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN3 W 28–10   33,792
September 21 12:00 PM Middle Tennessee FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL CSS L 35–42 OT  13,911
September 28 7:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX FCS L 14–18   14,380
October 5 3:00 PM at UAB Legion FieldBirmingham, 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 StadiumAuburn, 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 StadiumHattiesburg, 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. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

Mid-season awards and honors[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Conference USA Newcomer of the Year: Jaquez Johnson (QB, Jr.)

All-Conference USA honors[edit]

  • 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.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMurphy, Brett (October 30, 2013). "Carl Pelini Resigns at Florida Atlantic". ESPN. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Fornelli, Tom (October 30, 2013). "Carl Pelini, Assistant Resign at FAU Over Illegal Drug Use". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kurtenbach, Dieter (October 30, 2013). "FAU Football Coach Carl Pelini Resigns After Drug-Use Accusation". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ellis, Zac (October 30, 2013). "FAU Head Coach Carl Pelini, Defensive Coordinator Resign Over “Illegal Drug Use”". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 Florida Atlantic Owls Football Schedule". Retrieved April 3, 2013.