The 2017 Florida Atlantic University football schedule, the first under the direction of newly hired Lane Kiffin, was announced by the Conference USA office, Thursday.
The 2017 home schedule features two non-conference opponents and four C-USA matchups.
The Owls will open the 2017 season at home versus Navy on Saturday, Sept. 2. Two weeks later FAU will play host to Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, Sept. 16.
FAU will open C-USA play at home on Saturday, Sept. 30 and will play host to the 2017 Shula Bowl versus in-state and C-USA rival FIU on Saturday, Nov. 18. It will be Shula Bowl 16.
The Owls will travel to two first-time opponents in 2017 when FAU makes its way to Madison, Wis. to face Wisconsin and will face C-USA member Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. On Saturday, Nov. 11.
In total, seven of the 12 scheduled teams participated in a 2016 bowl game including three of the six scheduled home opponents. ESPN West Palm 106.3 will air all FAU games live.
Conference USAs 13th annual Championship Game, pitting the champions of the East and West Divisions, is scheduled for Saturday, December 2.
2017 Football Schedule
Sept. 2 Navy
Sept. 9 at Wisconsin
Sept. 16 Bethune-Cookman
Sept. 23 at Buffalo
Sept. 30 Middle Tennessee *
Oct. 7 at Old Dominion *
Oct. 14 Bye
Oct. 21 North Texas *
Oct. 28 at WKU *
Nov. 4 Marshall *
Nov. 11 at Louisiana Tech *
Nov. 18 FIU *
Nov. 25 at Charlotte *
* = C-USA contest
Deposits for 2017 FAU football season tickets are being accepted. Fans interested can call 1-866-FAU-Owls. All dates are potentially subject to change given television scheduling finalization.