Don Shula Bowl XV will be played Saturday at FIU Stadium. Yes, it has been 15 years of the Shula Bowl -- the annual rivalry game between Florida Atlantic and FIU, schools separated by 57 miles and that started their football programs in 2001 and 2002, respectively.
The Owls lead the Shula Bowl series 10-4, with the Panthers getting three wins in the last five meetings. And by the way, while some don't really care for the name of the rivalry, I think it is a terrific and original name for the rivalry of two South Florida schools because after all when you think of football in South Florida the first name that comes to mind is Don Shula and if it doesn't come to mind, it should.
FAU is off to a 1-3 start with its lone win in the season opener against Southern Illinois. FIU (0-4) is looking for its first win of the season as interim head coach Ron Cooper makes his debut on the sidelines after spending the first three games in the coaches booth as FIU's defensive coordinator.
For more on the Owls here is their radio play-by-play broadcaster Ken LaVicka to tell us more about FAU. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @KLV1063
1. What were the expectations for the Owls this season and how do you think the season has started for them at 1-3?