Taggart gets first win at FAU in season opener

Taggart gets first win at FAU in season opener

Nick Tronti accounted for three touchdowns, coach Willie Taggart collected his first win at Florida Atlantic and the Owls started their season with a 21-17 win over Charlotte in a Conference USA opener.

Trailing 10-0, Tronti broke loose for a 49-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter and then tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Logan Peterson.

Florida Atlantic tight end Logan Peterson celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Charlotte, Oct. 3, 2020, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. The Owls beat the 49ers 21-17.
Florida Atlantic tight end Logan Peterson celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Charlotte, Oct. 3, 2020, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. The Owls beat the 49ers 21-17.

The Owls (1-0, 1-0) forced a fumble on the next series, and Tronti connected with T.J. Chase on a 16-yard touchdown two plays later.

Tre Harbison III bulled in from the 1 for Charlotte to cap the scoring with 13 minutes left.

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