Florida Atlantic's Harrison Bryant is tripped up by Wisconsin's D'Cota Dixon (14) near the goal line during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Florida Atlantic tried to focus on football for a few hours at No. 9 Wisconsin.
Hurricane Irma is bearing down on South Florida, with the storm expected to make landfall early Sunday morning. The Florida Atlantic campus is closed through at least Monday.
Wisconsin bound- praying all those staying behind in South Florida remain safe and healthy throughout Irma.
— Greg Joseph (@greg_joseph1) September 8, 2017
Wisconsin has offered to put the team up for as long as needed, and has offered to use of the Badgers' practice facilities. The Owls plan to stay in Madison to at least Sunday, and possibly longer depending on when airports open again in Florida.
Hey @FAUPD -- good luck to your Owls today! We're thinking about all of you down in Florida...please be safe.
— UW-Madison Police (@UWMadisonPolice) September 9, 2017
The Owls were off to an admirable start against the more talented Badgers, trailing just 21-14 late in the second quarter. Here's one of their big plays in the first half.
ICYMI: Parr hits a wide open DeAndre McNeal for 63 yard TD.pic.twitter.com/yABErObhCk
— FAU Football (@FAU_Football) September 9, 2017