Florida Atlantic routs South Florida 56-14 behind LaJohntay Wester's 190 total yards and 2 TDs

Sat, Oct 14, 2023

Florida Atlantic routs South Florida 56-14 behind LaJohntay Wester's 190 total yards and 2 TDs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Daniel Richardson completed 31 of 38 passes for 382 yards and three touchdowns, LaJohntay Wester had 190 all-purpose yards and two scores, and Florida Atlantic scored 35 unanswered points in a 56-14 win over South Florida on Saturday.

FAU (3-3, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) had a narrow 21-14 lead at halftime after South Florida scored with 12 seconds left following a 10-play, 76-yard drive.

But the Owls took over in the second half. Wester, who entered No. 1 among AAC members in punt returns and receiving yards per game, scored on a 17-yard catch for a 35-14 lead and he added a 67-yard punt return on their next possession. Wester finished with 10 grabs for 123 yards.

Tony Johnson caught eight passes for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown for FAU. Zeke Moore also had a short touchdown through the air on FAU's first possession of the game.

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FAU gained 205 yards on the ground, with two touchdowns from Michael Johnson. Larry McCammon and Kobe Lewis each rushed for 70-plus yards and a touchdown.

Nay'Quan Wright rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown for South Florida (3-4, 2-2).

Florida Atlantic has held four of its last five opponents to 20 or less points. The fifth was Illinois, which scored 23.


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