The “Lane Train” has left out the station.
The Florida Atlantic Owls bounced back after a disastrous 63-14 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners to start the season.
Florida Atlantic looked like its 2017 self again at home against a good Air Force team, and now the train named after head coach Lane Kiffin for his offensive prowess kept its pace against Bethune-Cookman.
The Owls beat Air Force without a running game. What did work was the passing assault, with Chris Robison completing 33-of-40 passes for 471 yards and three scores.
Devin Singletary took notice.
Singletary rushed for a record five touchdowns in the first half as Florida Atlantic jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 49-28 victory over Bethune-Cookman.
“The running game is average; we still have to elevate more,” Singletary said.
The Owls were up 29-0 in the first quarter at one point and took a 36-14 lead into the locker room.
Singletary, who has had a rushing touchdown in 16 straight games, now owns the Conference USA record for consecutive games with a rushing TD. Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth Dixon held the old mark during the 2014-15 seasons.
The Owls own a “touchdown chain,” only Singletary was able to repeatedly wear it early in the first half.
“I was just taking it drive by drive honestly,” Singletary said.
Bethune Cookman did win when it came down to the battle of the school bands. The Owl fans gave the road band a standing ovation for their electrifying halftime performance.
The beat goes on, as the Owls get ready for an entertaining showdown against UCF on the road.