Florida Atlantic was only 10 yards away from coming away with a nice road win, but it was not to be. The Owls fell to the Marshall Thundering Herd 27-21 on Saturday night in Huntington, West Va.
FAU held the lead early at 7-0 and after some back-and-forth, held the lead late. With only 1:53 remaining, Marshall’s Keion Davis scored from one yard out to erase a 21-19 deficit.
The Owls had sufficient time to snatch the lead back. Taking over at the 50-yard line after the kickoff, FAU drove to the Marshall 10-yard line with slightly more than a minute remaining. On fourth-and-three, Jason Driskel’s low pass intended for Kalib Woods was incomplete, snuffing out the last hope.
Quarterback Chase Litton paced Marshall with 330 yards passing and 1 touchdown. Josh Knight caught nine of those passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.
Devin Singletary rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown for FAU. Gregory Howell, Jr. added 109 yards and a touchdown, helping the Owls total 281 yards on the ground.
Florida Atlantic, who slipped to 1-6 and 0-3 in Conference USA, has a bye week next Saturday. Their next game is October 29 when they host Western Kentucky.