FAU is 16-point underdogs against Navy this weekend despite quarterback Graham Wilbert passing for 825 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions in October games. Photo courtesy of Owl Pix.
By Rolando Rosa
Hurricane Sandy won't ruin the momentum of FAU's victory last weekend over Troy. The Owls match up at Navy is still scheduled to be played this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
"There attitude was just business as usual," FAU head coach Carl Pelini said to the Sun-Sentinel of the Naval Academy.
The school cancelled classes on Monday and Tuesday as a precaution, but appear to have missed the brunt of the storm.
"They weren't concerned about it," Pelini said. "We communicate each day about it, but at least their feeling was that they were going to be far enough away from the eye that it wouldn't be much of an issue."
After weeks of struggling to score points, there appears to be no more issues with the Owls offense. Quarterback Graham Wilbert, statistically the worst quarterback in the country last season, has bounced back in recent weeks with career-high performances.
Last weekend Wilbert passed for four touchdowns, including the game-winner with 17 seconds left to wide receiver William Dukes.
Pelini initially listed Wilbert No.3 on his depth chart in the summer but isn't surprised by the strides he's made.
"He's really, really improved his game," Pelini said to the Sun Sentinel. "His knowledge of the offense and the way he manages the offense is complete efficiency."