Singletary FAU’s all-time leading scorer
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With his two touchdown runs in the first quarter, Devin Singletary passed Greg Joseph for first in FAU all-time scoring history with 342 points to Joseph’s 330.
Through two-plus years, the junior is the nation’s No. 1 active leader in rushing touchdowns, with 54 coming into Saturday’s game.
FAU looking to turn around Murfreesboro futility: Florida Atlantic came into Saturday’s game having lost 11 of its last 13 matchups with the Blue Raiders, including the last six in Murfreesboro. Last season’s conference-opening 38-20 victory was the first win over the Blue Raiders since 2007’s 27-14 home win. The Owls had previously won at MTSU in 2004 when both teams were in the Sun Belt Conference. A 27-20 FAU victory came in the midst of a 9-3 season and 3-3 finish in the league.
Snyder blocks first FAU kick of 2018: Hunter Snyder’s block of Crews Holt’s 46-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter was the first blocked kick by the Owls’ special teams this season. FAU has already had
three kicks blocked but had not gotten to the opposing team’s kicker. The block was also the first allowed by MTSU this season.
Singletary carries the load: Singletary has averaged 19.5 rushing attempts through the first four games, but the junior carried it 22 times in the first half Saturday for 79 yards. Coming off his career high of 1,920 yards a year ago, Singletary was averaging
85 rushing yards per game coming in.
Owls defense bends but doesn’t break: MTSU’s 10 first half points is the second lowest allowed by the Owls so far this season, the lowest being seven points against Air Force. The Blue Raider offense was ranked No. 2 nationally in third-down conversions this season at 47.8 percent, but converted just 3 of 7 third downs in the first half. The Owls, conversely,
picked up 5 of 9 third downs and converted their only fourth-down attempt.
Robison does it with his legs: FAU quarterback Chris Robison’s 45-yard touchdown run in the second quarter marked the longest run from scrimmage this year for the Owls, ahead of Singletary with a
36-yard run. FAU rushed for
184 yards as a team through the first two quarters.
Running back Devin Singletary rushes Saturday night at MTSU in a game in which he set the Owls’ career scoring record.