Western Kentucky at FAU
When/where: 5 p.m., FAU Stadium, Boca Raton
TV: No TV (live stream produced by Stadium at facebook.com/ LiveCUSAFootball) Radio: ESPN West Palm 106.3 FM
Weather: 80 degrees, 35 percent chance of rain. Online: Coverage at SunSentinel.com/fau; @DavidFurones_ on Twitter. Quick slant: FAU looks to build off the momentum of dominating Shula Bowl rival FIU in a 49-14 rout in Miami. The Owls face a Western Kentucky team that has won just one game and is winless in Conference USA. About FAU (4-5, 2-3 C-USA): Redshirt junior QB De’Andre Johnson sparked the Owls’ offense since his insertion in the second quarter of the win against FIU. Coach Lane Kiffin has not committed to a starter, but conventional wisdom tells you it’s hard to go away from Johnson. About Western Kentucky (1-8, 0-5): Senior QB Drew Eckels returned last week and had a rough go against Middle Tennessee State, completing just 37 percent of his passes.
Three things to watch
■ The Owls say they’re motivated to finish strong. Can they keep up the level of play against a team having a down year?
■ FAU should lean on its running game, and why not after rushing for 439 yards against FIU?
■ Andrew Soroh’s play at middle linebacker. The redshirt senior has been critical in keeping the Owls’ defense afloat after the loss of Azeez Al-Shaair, the program’s all-time leading tackler, to a season-ending knee injury.