FAU Season Preview 2009 Florida Atlantic Owls Football Preview 2008 Record: (7-6, 4-3) 2008 Bowl: Motor City Bowl vs. Central Michigan (W 24-21) Returning Leaders for FAU: Rushing: William Rose, RB, 308 yards Passing: Rusty Smith, QB, 3,224 yards Receiving: Cortez Gent, WR, 935 yards Tackles: Ed Alexander, S, 42 Sacks: Daniel Joseph, DE, 2.0 Interceptions: Ed Alexander, S, 3 Other Key Returnees: WR Chris Bonner, LB Edward Bradwell, TE Jamari Grant, CB Tarvoris Hill, TE Rob Housler, G David Matlock, G Kevin Miller, P Keegan Peterson, DT Josh Savidge, OT Lavoris Williams Key Losses for FAU: LB George Allen, S Carldayle Brantley, LB Andre Clark, DE Michael Hancock, DT Jervonte Jackson, LB Frantz Joseph, S Greg Joseph, C Nick Paris, RB Charles Pierre, OT John Rizzo, CB Corey Small Strengths: FAU Returns Senior QB Rusty Smith who has NFL Potential. Weaknesses: Team is missing eight starters from an already weak defense. Only averaged one sack per game. Also have to replace their top two RBs Season Outlook: FAU looks to go to back to back to back bowl games. FAU has an exciting QB but with question marks at the skill positions and an inexperienced defense it will be tough to reach another bowl game.