The Owls will open with Southern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 3. FAU will then play at Miami on Saturday, Sept. 10 and at Kansas State on Saturday, Sept. 17. FAU will return home on Saturday, Sept. 24 to host Ball State and will then travel to Miami to defend the 2015 Shula Bowl Title versus FIU on Saturday, Oct. 1, which will open FAU’s Conference USA slate. The Owls will host Charlotte on Saturday, Oct. 8 and travel to Marshall on Saturday, Oct. 15. Following a bye week, FAU will host WKU, the defending C-USA Champions on Saturday, Oct. 29. FAU then travels to Rice on Saturday, Nov. 5 and will then host UTEP and Old Dominion on back-to-back weekends, November 12 and 19, respectively. FAU will wrap up the 2016 regular-season at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, Nov. 26.