Owls Fall 37-34 Against South Alabama - Game Recap
|Owls Fall 37-34 Against South Alabama - Game Recap|
The Jaguars were Week 8 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Owls by a score of 37-34 at Ladd Peebles Stadium.
South Alabama did not, however, defeat the Owls against the spread, which closed at 4.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 45.5.
Ross Metheny completed 13 of 27 pass attempts for 179 yards for the Jaguars in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jonathan Wallace rushed for 101 yards for Florida Atlantic, while Martese Jackson added 24 yards. Graham Wilbert threw for 303 yards for the Owls, while receivers William Dukes and Daniel McKinney had 119 and 57 yards respectively.
South Alabama was outgained by Florida Atlantic 461-359 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-24 by the Owls.
Florida Atlantic lost the time of possession battle 30:28/29:32, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
South Alabama heads into a Week 9 battle against Louisiana-Monroe. Florida Atlantic, meanwhile, will have their next action against Troy.