Florida Atlantic coach Willie Taggart on Monday confirmed that 18 players and nine football staff members tested positive for COVID-19 last week, leading to the postponement of Saturday's game against Southern Miss.
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Florida Atlantic said Thursday night that Saturday's football game against Southern Miss has been postponed due to COVID-19, adding that they'll work to reschedule the Conference USA contest.
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Nick Tronti accounted for three touchdowns, coach Willie Taggart collected his first win at Florida Atlantic and the Owls started their season with a 21-17 win over Charlotte in a Conference USA opener on Saturday night.
South Florida is pausing football and postponing Saturday's game against FAU as it awaits full coronavirus test results after playing Notre Dame, which had a COVID-19 outbreak.
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Chris Robison passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and Florida Atlantic scored two touchdowns in a 24-second span late in the first half to take control on the way to beating SMU 52-28 in the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl on Saturday.