BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Bobby Rainey rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns Saturday and Western Kentucky played the role of spoiler by winning the first game in Florida Atlantic's new on-campus stadium, 20-0.
The game drew a near-sellout crowd in the 30,000-seat, $70 million stadium, but the winless Owls' offense gave fans little to cheer about. Florida Atlantic (0-6, 0-3 Sun Belt Conference) totaled only 121 yards and six first downs.
Rainey scored the first points in the stadium on a 4-yard run in the second quarter for Western Kentucky (2-4, 2-1). He added a 1-yard run following a blocked punt for the final touchdown.
Miami will be virtually starting the season over when the No. 14 Hurricanes host Toledo on Saturday.
Reality hit LSU like a downhill freight train last week in a 37-7 wipeout loss at Mississippi State, dropping the Tigers to No. 25 in the national rankings and shaking the swagger they had developed in two relaxed wins over BYU and Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Louisville and Ole Miss will play each other in one of two Chick-fil-A Kickoff games in 2021.
The last time Kentucky beat Florida on the football field, Ronald Reagan was approaching the halfway mark of his second term. Gas was 89 cents a gallon, and you could buy a new Ford Mustang for less than $7,500.
No. 15 Auburn travels to Columbia, Mo., on Saturday to take on struggling Missouri in a battle of SEC Tigers looking to jump-start their seasons after uneven starts.
Ohio State continues a stretch of games in which it will be heavily favored when UNLV comes to Ohio Stadium on Saturday.