2001 Florida Atlantic Owls football team

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2001 Florida Atlantic Owls football
Conference Independent
2001 record 4–6
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger (1st year)
Home stadium Pro Player Stadium
Seasons
2002 →

The 2001 Florida Atlantic University Owls football team represented Florida Atlantic University in the 2001 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The team was coached by Howard Schnellenberger and played their home games at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. The Owls competed in the NCAA's Division I-AA as an Independent. This was the inaugural season for the program that Schnellenberger started from scratch in 1998, working out of a trailer and holding practices in local high school gymnasiums.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 4:00 p.m. Slippery Rock* Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL L 7–40   25,632
September 8 7:00 p.m. at Bethune-Cookman* Municipal StadiumDaytona Beach, FL W 31–28   7,621
September 22 4:00 p.m. Marist* Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL W 31–9   12,559
October 6 2:00 p.m. at Drake* Drake StadiumDes Moines, IA L 7–31   4,125
October 13 4:00 p.m. Jacksonville* Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL W 35–12   10,295
October 20 4:00 p.m. Saint Mary's* Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL L 10–24   10,143
October 27 4:00 p.m. Saint Peter's* Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL L 0–19   9,757
November 3 1:30 p.m. at Gardner-Webb* Ernest W. Spangler StadiumBoiling Springs, NC L 19–35   3,421
November 10 4:00 p.m. Eastern Illinois* Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL L 10–38   10,286
November 17 4:00 p.m. Albany* Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL W 27–9   12,239
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

The first-ever snap[edit]

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