Atlantic offensive lineman Nello Faulk admits there
is added pressure on the line, which has been victimized by the blitz in the
Owls' first two games.
"We just have to prove them wrong. If we pick up [the blitz], we will
make them change their game plan," Faulk said after Saturday's practice,
as the Owls prepared for their next game against Minnesota.
Faulk, a junior and second-year
starter, is the most experienced player on the line, which has three new
starters this season.
Kansas and Oklahoma
State used blitzes to disrupt FAU's offense and put pressure on quarterback Danny Embick, with the result FAU is 0-2 to start the season
after losing 30-19 to Kansas and 23-3 to Oklahoma State.
FAU has two extra days to prepare for its first Big Ten opponent since they
played the Cowboys on Thursday. Faulk said the long break should help the
"It will give us more time to study up for these boys," Faulk said.
"We made mental errors. We can fix those."
While Florida Atlantic was preparing for its game Saturday at Minnesota, the Golden Gophers were roaring to their
second win of the season, running over Colorado State
Minnesota beat Tulsa 41-10 in its opener. The Owls will
try to stop Gophers running back Laurence Maroney,
who had 203 yards against Tulsa and 133 vs. Colorado State.
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