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Opponent Profile: Florida Atlantic Owls

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The first look at the Longhorns' game week opponent. Yes.. it's game week. Hallelujah.

2007 Season Cap

2007 Record: 8-5 (6-1 - Sun Belt Champs)
2007 Road Record: 4-3
2007 vs Winning:  2-4
2007 vs. Ranked:  0-1
2007 Bowl:  New Orleans Bowl vs. Memphis (W, 44-27)
Last year vs TX:  N/A
All-Time vs. TX:  First Meeting

2007 Key Stats

OFFENSE
Yards/Play, Offense:  5.6 (#43, nationally)
Scoring Offense/Game:  31.2 (42)
Rush Yards/Att:  3.52 (89)
Pass Yards/Att:  7.5 (27)
3rd Downs Conv-Att:  79-202-39.1% (66)
Red Zone Scores-Chances:  53/59 (38 TD / 15 FG)
Turnovers lost:  15 (7)

DEFENSE
Yards/Play Defense:  5.5 (65)
Scoring Defense/Game  33.2 (98)
Rush Yards/Att:  4.72 (94)
Pass Yards/Att:  6.2 (25)
3rd Downs Conv-Att:  88-185-45.1% (102)
Red Zone Scores-Chances:  49-60 (33 TD / 16 FG)
Turnovers gained:  33 (8)
Turnover margin:  +18 (3)

SPECIAL TEAMS
Yards/Punt Return, FAU:  4.17 (117)
Yards/Punt Return, Opponent:  10.03 (80)
Yards/Kickoff Return, FAU:  22.2 (43)
Yards/Kickoff Return, Opponent:  23.1 (95)
FG Att-Made:  19-27

Personnel

Returning Starters:  18 (10 offense, 8 defense)
Best Player, Offense:  Rusty Smith, QB (SBC POY, 3,688 yards, 59% completion, 32-9 TD-INT)
Best Wide Receiver:  Cortez Gent (64 rec, 1082 yards, 16.9 avg, 9 TD)
Best Running Back:  Charles Pierre (170 att, 821 yards, 4.6 avg, 7 TD)
Best Player, Defense: Frantz Joseph, LB (1st Team SBC, 131 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 INT)
Best D-Lineman:  Jervonte Jackson (2nd Team SBC)
Best Linebacker:  Joseph
Best CB: Tavious Polo (1st Team SBC)