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Alabama Football Opponents: 10 Things About Florida Atlantic


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1. When FAU opened their doors in the Fall of 1964, Bear Bryant had already won a National Championships and was on his way to #2 that season and #3 in 1965.

2. The Owls began playing football in 2001 under the guiding hand of Howard Schnellenberger who served as head coach until 2011. Schnellenberger was Bryant's offensive coordinator during the aforementioned three National Championships seasons (1961, 1964, 1965).

3. Cheerleaders:

4. The most famous FAU alumni are singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, pornographic actress Mary Carey (A.A. 2002), the actress who portrayed the three-breasted mutant prostitute in the original movie "Total Recall" Lycia Naff, and prop comedian Carrot Top (B.B.A. 1989)!

5. Located in Boca Raton, FL, the campus is only 2.5 miles to the beach.

6. FAU have won both bowl games they have played in: 2007 New Orleans Bowl: FAU 44 Memphis 27; and 2008 Motor City Bowl: FAU 24 Central Michigan 21.

7. Former Owl and 2013 Pro Bowl Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris played youth football against Trent Richardson back in the day.

8. An all-time record of 67-88. [Alabama is 76-13-3 against Mississippi State alone].

9. FAU was tied with Nebraska last Saturday 7-7. Final score Nebr 55 FAU 7.

10. THIS: