| November, 2012


Posted on 21 November 2012 by LeslieM

City of Boca Raton Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, Nov. 23 – 5 to 8 p.m.

Mizner Park Amphitheater Federal Hwy. & N. Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432

FREE. Mayor “turns on” lights, visit from Santa, arts and crafts, gift items, fun, food, on-going entertainment, snow village. 561-393-7827.

Voice lessons begin

Saturday, Nov. 24 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Source 230 Lock Rd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Hosted by Gene Townsel. Call 561-436-0868 for details.

Green Markets

Boca Raton Green Market Saturday, Nov. 24 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SE Mizner Blvd. & Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Deerfield Beach Market Sunday, Nov. 25 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Cove Shopping Center E. Hillsboro Blvd. (between Federal & A1A) Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Every week during season! Fruits, veggies and more!

Toastmasters Club Paradise

Monday, Nov. 26 – 7 p.m.

Old School Museum 232 NE 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Develop speaking and leadership skills. 954-481-9508 for info.

Card party

Tuesday, Nov. 27 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pompano Beach Elks Lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142. Open to public. Bring friends or group. Cost $4-includes dessert, coffee/tea, door prizes, raffle items. Reservations 561-479-2002.

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CLERGY CORNER: Thanksgiving

Posted on 21 November 2012 by LeslieM

Are you a complainer or a thankful person? You cannot be both, so you must be one or the other. Every group seems to have one complainer who everyone tries to avoid. If you do not have a complainer in your group, then it is probably you! Which do you think God wants you to be? Take a few minutes and write down the things you are most thankful for on a sheet of paper or index card. The reason why I want you to write them down is so you can go back and look at it, to remember what God has done in your life. So when things do not go right, instead of feeling down in the dumps, we could look back at what God has done for us. We tend to forget all that He has done for us.


18: Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. NLT

Right in the middle of whatever challenges you are facing, you need to be a person who gives thanks. I know that it doesn’t seem to make sense sometimes when we are going through very difficult circumstances, to say, “Thank you, Lord, for these difficult circumstances in my life,” when we really wish God would just fix it and make it go away. Instead of complaining about our situation, we need to look back over the year on how God has worked on our behalf and start to thank Him, knowing that He is bigger than all our circumstances and will help us through them all.


6: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. NLT

Thankfulness is an attitude. It is a condition of the heart. What kind of condition is your heart in, not just this Thanksgiving, but year-round? If we are going to have an attitude of being thankful, then it must be something we do all year long and not just one or two days out of the year.

We need to have an attitude of gratitude.

PSALMS 100:4

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. NLT

This is a Psalm of Thanksgiving and refers to a public acknowledgement of God. We all have things that go wrong in our lives every day. If we learn to focus on the things we are thankful for and not all the negative things in our lives, then we can begin to learn to be truly happy and content. This is something that should actually show in our outward actions and attitudes. God has blessed us and given us so many things to be thankful for that, we should be full of joy and peace every day.

Remember the things that God has saved you from, and do not live in the past. Our everyday lives should show that we are thankful and grateful for all God has done for us. As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, remember the original spirit of the oldest of all American holidays – gratefulness to God. In the middle of all the hustle and bustle, take time to give thanks and praise to God for all the wonderful things in your life.

Pastor Tony Guadagnino is pastor at Christian Love Fellowship Church.

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Bucks fall to St. Thomas; eye playoffs

Posted on 15 November 2012 by LeslieM

By Gary Curreri

Deerfield Beach football coach Allen Jackson hoped to use last Friday night’s regular season finalé against St. Thomas Aquinas as a tuneup for this week’s Class 8A regional quarterfinal game at Cypress Bay.

What he discovered was there was still some tinkering to do as the visiting Bucks went back to the early season mistakes that led to a 0-3 start as it dropped a 45-0 decision to St. Thomas Aquinas. Deerfield Beach (5-4) had seemed to put those miscues aside in recent weeks as it rolled to five consecutive wins and advanced as the No. 2 seed in the district tiebreaker.

The Raiders scored 31 points off four Deerfield Beach turnovers and a muffed punt to record its second consecutive shutout and third of the season.

Quarterback John O’Korn passed for 138 yards and ran for two scores to lead the way.

The running back tandem of Aeron McNeal (15 carries, 38 yards) and Brandon Powell (13 carries, 36 yards) were held in check most of the night.

“We knew we couldn’t make mistakes against a team like this,” Jackson said. “They are one of the best teams in the state.”

Jackson admitted his team suffered from playing three times in a week – an emotional win over then-undefeated South Plantation to force the three-way district tiebreaker, defeating Taravella before falling to South Plantation in Monday’s tiebreaker, and then playing St. Thomas Aquinas in a road game.

“It took a lot out of us going back-to-back two weeks in a row,” Jackson said.

“You just have to take care of bruises. We’ve seen Cypress Bay before so we have to get ready for them.”

The Bucks fell to Cypress Bay, 29-6, in the season opener; however, Jackson still believes his team can go deep in the playoffs.

“The kids just started believing in what we were trying to do,” Jackson said. “After the Taravella (regular season) game, we just went back to the basics. We decided to go back to the drawing board. We have two special backs back there so we are going to run it a little bit. We didn’t know if we were a running team or a passing team. Now, we have our identity.” Jackson gushes when he speaks of Powell, who is fourth in the county in rushing behind South Plantation’s Alex Collins (145 carries, 1263 yards, 14 TDs). Powell has 140 carries for 1,116 yards and 13 scores, while McNeal has 112 carries for 813 yards and 7 scores. “Brandon, oh my goodness,”

Jackson said of his junior running back. “He’s special. He’s a great kid, who gives you everything he’s got. He’s going to play hard until the final whistle blows every game.”

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FLICKS: Skyfall & Geek Fest

Posted on 15 November 2012 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


Produced on the 50th Anniversary of Doctor No, the James Bond franchise knew they had to raise their game after their last movie, Quantum of Solace, became a critical and box office disappointment. A movie franchise does not survive a half century if it does not know how to adapt to popular culture while retaining some sense of tradition. Skyfall accomplishes 007’s mission.

After another spectacular pre-credit action sequence, James Bond (Daniel Craig) and his supervisor M (Judi Dench) are contemplating the future of espionage, for computers and drones are eliminating the need for field work. Yet, as an agency becomes more reliant upon technology, British Secret Service fails to notice an obvious internal threat in the guise of Silva (Javier Bardem), a cyberterrorist with a grudge.

While the Bond-M-Silva triangle drives the narrative, it is the character motivations of Eve (Noamie Harris), Q (Ben Wishlaw) and Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) that create tension and misdirection for the plot. Skyfall is a globetrotting narrative, but this 007 film puts the United Kingdom front and center.

As a stand-alone movie, Skyfall will please any ticket buyer. Unlike the manic action sequences from Quantum of Solace, Skyfall provides both breathtaking and unique action sequences, fully enhanced by the MODS IMAX 5-storey screen. Tension is exploited due to James Bond’s poor health from the opening credit sequence.

However, James Bond fans will rejoice with the details that the Eon (Everything Or Nothing) producers provide, including the gags involving successful ingredients for a vodka martini and the care and maintenance of a 1963 Aston Martin.

The theme song provided by Adele is the best Bond Theme Song since Timothy Dalton was Bond 23 years ago. Skyfall is pure escapist entertainment for the holiday season.

This Sunday, the Geek Fest Comic Con and Expo of Florida will commence on the Florida Atlantic University campus in Boca Raton. Vendors like C.J.s Comics will provide early opportunities for Christmas shopping for the comic book, anime and sci-fi fans. There will be a FREE costume contest with grand prize of $250 cash, a trophy and swag. For more info visit www.geekfestflorida.com.

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Crime Watch

Posted on 15 November 2012 by LeslieM


Nov. 8 A Ford van was stolen from Florida State Restoration Services at 3404 SW 10 St. The van was then used to steal 20 dehumidifiers, 45 blowers and one extractor.

Nov. 8 A residence at 698 Corona Way was broken into through the front door. All three bedrooms on the second floor were ransacked, and costume jewelry and an iPad stolen.

Nov. 8 The Mozart Café at 1250 W. Hillsboro Blvd. was entered through the back door. Metal appliances and two interior A/C units were stolen. Also, a 10 ton Carrier A/C unit and cooling system was stolen from the roof.

Nov. 8 A man was arrested and charged with a narcotics felony at 800 SW 3 Ave. after a traffic stop. The man tried to eat his marijuana. He had active warrants for various firearms charges.


DEERFIELD – District 4

Oct. 31 Grand theft by a shoplifter was reported at Marshalls, 3852 W. Hillsboro Blvd., at 3:23 p.m. BSO responded to a call from theft prevention at this location, regarding two females who were under surveillance after they were observed placing several items in their purses. Shante Pollardand Laquada Puyol were arrested after they exited the store without paying for the items – approximately $399.87 worth of merchandise. Suspects were transported to the district office, where they were interviewed by district CI detectives. Suspects subsequently were taken to the main jail.

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.



Nov. 1 A man reported that his daughter’s cell phone was stolen from the snack shop at Dan Witt Park at 4521 NE 22 Ave. The man was at the park watching his daughter play soccer.

Nov. 2 Three men were seen on surveillance video, stealing an ice machine valued at about $2,000 from Packy’s Lounge at 4480 N. Federal Hwy. The cut lock and damage to copper pipes meant another $300 in loss to the business.

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Letters to the Editor

Posted on 15 November 2012 by LeslieM

Election date issues

Dear Editor:

On the day of the most important Presidential Election of our time, Deerfield Beach commission scheduled an official city meeting. It is not as though they have not cancelled meetings throughout October, November and December. Why this meeting on this historical day?

Was it so they could pass a resolution indicating that the next Municipal Election would take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2013? At that time, the mayor’s seat held by Peggy Noland, the District 3 seat held by term-limited Marty Popelsky, and the District 4 seat held by Bill Ganz will be up for election.

Now they take the time to set the date for the election, but when it was suggested that the date be made to coincide with this Presidential Election on Nov. 6, it was not even put to a vote.

This lack of action cost the city $62,000 that would have been saved with the date change. Many of our neighboring cities took advantage of this saving opportunity, but NOT OUR GROUP.

When a great number of our residents are struggling to make ends meet, why bypass the opportunity to save $62,000? That savings would pay the salaries of two of the commissioners, add money to our youth programs, light up the dangerous intersection in District 2, or pay back some of the money taken from city employees.

Now that they have told you that [the Municipal Election] is on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, you can tell them how you feel. Let them hear your voices.

Steve Krevoy

Deerfield Beach


Pier history

Dear Editor:

The new, beautiful, family-friendly Deerfield Beach pier facility will soon have its grand opening. [Dec. 7, 6 p.m.] Let’s not forget that back in 2004, we nearly lost this public treasure to an individual who almost got a 54- year lease on the pier property and was going to build an 18,000 sq. ft. massive restaurant and banquet facility right at the pier entrance.

The members of the Deerfield Beach Original Save Our Beach (“OSOB”) committee found out about this and sprang into action to protect the pier. We fought a long hard battle to prevent this “taking” of our public property. We had the full support of the people of Deerfield Beach, who were adamantly against the idea of giving away our pier area. Due to our love of the beach and pier area, and our firm belief it needed to be preserved for future generations, we fought the battle and the residents won.

So, as the city and its residents celebrate the opening of the new pier facility, remember that if it had not been for the “OSOB” committee and our supporters, this beautiful, family- friendly pier facility would only be a dream. www.originalsaveourbeach.org.

Pam Militello

Deerfield Beach

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Posted on 15 November 2012 by LeslieM

LHP Library Semi-Annual Book Sale

Thursday, Nov. 15 to Saturday, Nov.17 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dixon Ahl Hall 2220 NE 38 St. Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Gently-used books, DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs available for purchase. 25 cents to $10 books, $1 to $3 for DVDs and CDs. On Nov. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m., $1 gets as many books as you can fit in a plastic bag (we provide). Proceeds benefit library. Donations of books, DVDs and CDs may be dropped off at the library during regular business hours.

Garden Club of LHP Meets

Thursday, Nov. 15 – 11 a.m.

St. Paul’s Education Hall 2700 NE 36 St., Lighthouse Point, Fl 33064

Speaker: Thaddeus Hamilton, Chm. Broward’s Soil & Water Conservation, on “Importance of Our Sand Dunes: Protecting & Restoring Broward’s Soil & Water Resources.” 954-975-9157 or visit www.lhpgc.org.

14th annual America Recycles Day

Thursday, Nov. 15 – noon to 7 p.m.

Publix (in front) 150 S. Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Deerfield residents who take pledge to recycle will earn 200 Recycling Perks Points and a free reusable bag, while supplies last. City staff will answer any questions regarding new recycling incentive program and provide information about what goes in the blue cart. 954-480-4454 or www.americarecyclesday.org.

Friday Night Family Hayride & Campfire Series

Friday, Nov. 16 – 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL

$3.50 per person ages 3 and up. Includes one hayride and one bag of s’mores fixings. Park entrance fee: $1.50 per person, children under 5 free. 954-357-5100.

Yard Sale

Saturday, Nov. 17 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Florida Humane Society 3870 N. Powerline Rd. Pompano Beach, Fl 33073

Huge yard sale to benefit “no kill” Florida Humane Society. Donations accepted Thursday – Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 754-235-2959 or 954-785-2165.


Boca Raton Children’s Museum Yard Sale

Saturday, Nov. 17 – 8 a.m. to noon

498 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Food and beverages available for purchase. 561-368- 6875.

Christmas at St. Gabriel Fair

Saturday, Nov. 17 – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Gabirel Church Hall 731 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, Fl 33062


Holiday Fair

Saturday, Nov. 17 – Library Hours

Percy White Library 837 Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Continues until Dec. 13. Lots of holiday gifts. 954-360-1380.

Grand Opening Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 17 – 10 a.m. to noon

Northeast Transit Center 304 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Broward County Transit’s newest bus transfer facility. Ribbon-cutting, tour of facility, music, dance entertainment, drumming workshop to celebrate artwork at terminal. FREE. 954-357-8355.

Thanksgiving – Food distribution

Saturday, Nov. 17 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Haitian Evangelical Baptist Church 153 NW 12 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

State Representative Gwyn Clarke-Reed, Dist. 92, in conjunction with Jack Cory and the Pompano Beach Farmer’s Market, host. No cost for produce. 954-786-4848.

11th annual Turkish Festival

Saturday, Nov. 17 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Civic Center 1801 NE 6 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

FREE Turkish music, dance, art, food and culture. 954-732-1076 or www.FloridaTurkishFestival.org.


Saturday, Nov. 17 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Tipperary Pub 1542 SE 3 Ct., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Line-up of bands:

1) Steve and Kenny Minotti (of Luminotti) 2) The Search 3) The Hucklebucks Raises money for Tom Baumgardner, (sound engineer and tech for Luminotti, the Search and other local bands) who was injured in a tragic beating that left him with brain stem damage. Unable to work, Tom needs extensive rehab. He has donated his time two years in a row for Relay For Life.


Green Markets

Sundays ‘til April 28, 2013 – 8 a.m.-1p.m.

Deerfield Beach

The Cove Shopping Center E. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Boca Raton

Royal Palm Place SE Mizner Blvd. & S. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Locally grown fruits, veggies & more!

Kids of Love/ Leading Lady Fitness Benefit Event

Sunday, Nov. 18 – noon to 3 p.m.

1616 S. Cypress Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Music, food, bounce houses, face painting, Hip Hop Dance-Along, raffles, silent auction, vendors and more, visit from Pompano Beach Fire Rescue! Benefits 5- month-old Dylan, who is undergoing chemo to treat the Sarcoma on his left foot. His grandmother is a muchloved member of the gym. 877-897-6662.

Sounds Phenomenal”

Sunday, Nov. 18 – 4 p.m.

100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432

Concert with pipe organ. Reception follows. Suggested donation – $15. Benefits the ministry. 561-395-8285.

Cresthaven Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Sunday, Nov. 18 – 7:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Social Hall 3331 NE 10 Terr. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Issues will be discussed concerning current events. BSO will be present. 954-786-7536.

DB Hadassah

Monday, Nov. 19 – noon

Century Village Le Club Activity Center, Room B Deerfield Beach, FL33442

Bus 5/6 stops at Le Club. Refreshments served. Guests welcome. Report given on Hadassah’s recent convention in Jerusalem. 954-428-6265.

Gateway’s Special Touch program

Tuesday, Nov. 20 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

291 SE 1 Terr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Needy families are able to get a turkey dinner with all the fixings! Needed: food donations, volunteers to distribute at event and clean up (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). 954-725-8434.

History at High Noon

Wednesday, Nov. 21 – noon to 1 p.m.

Old Schoolhouse Meeting Room 232 N.E. 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Presented by DB Historical Society. FREE, donations welcome. Topic: What do you know about Deerfield Beach? Light refreshments provided. 954-429-0378.

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CLERGY CORNER: The need to be right

Posted on 15 November 2012 by LeslieM

One can look at the Observer or any other newspaper and find some pretty amazing things to read and to talk about with others. But, each and every day, there are many things that occur to us that are newsworthy items indeed. True, some of them may be more appropriate for a small town newspaper but, they are of interest nonetheless.

I happen to be a fan of bloopers and newspaper errata … goofs, misprints and headlines with double entendres. I guess that is why I get such a huge kick out of watching Jay Leno’s “Headlines.”

I once sent a piece into him. As far as I know, it never made it on the air, but I thought that it was worthy of being there. It was an ad for a local cremation society that offered (are you ready for this?) – “A Free Six Months Trial Cremation.”

Hmmm, exactly what part were they going to cremate to see if you are happy with the process or not? I have a beautiful young woman I confide in a lot and, if she had seen that ad, it would have made her head shake. That’s what she does when she hears something that just doesn’t make much sense … and, I have to admit that things that come out of my mouth often make her head shake. Fortunately, they also make her smile and, if I am really lucky, my words make her laugh.

Anyway, let me tell you about something that had me shaking my head. It happened during a visit to a woman whose husband is suffering from severe dementia. I was asked to go to visit and see if there was anything I could do to cheer her up a bit.

During my visit, I asked her how long she and her husband had been married and, when she told me, I pulled out my driver’s license and showed her that they had been married longer than I have been on this Earth. I asked her what the secret was to staying married so long. And she told me, “Rabbi, on the night of my wedding, my mother-in-law came up to me and told me that my marriage to her son wouldn’t last three months,” and then she added, “And there was no way that I was going to give her the satisfaction of being right.”

Wow, here I was about to speak to my congregation about the evils of anger, revenge and the need to be right. And yet, this woman wound up being a great example to use. You see, after laughing for several minutes over what she told me, I asked her if she had a happy marriage and she let me know that her husband wasn’t really that nice to her and that the marriage was not a good one at all. And that is when I realized how sad her story really was.

You see, she spent more than 60 years in a lousy marriage just so her mother-in-law would not have the satisfaction of being right … OY!

If this were a tennis match, the score would not be Love/Love. Some would say that the mother-in-law won game, set and match. But this was no game, and there really were no winners here.

Sometimes, the need to be right is absolutely wrong and, now, the ball is in your court.

Shalom my friends,

Rabbi Craig H. Ezring

Rabbi Ezring is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Israel of Deerfield Beach. He also serves in a professional capacity as a Chaplain with Hospice and other health organizations and facilities in the area.

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FLICKS: Lincoln & FLIFF to wrap

Posted on 08 November 2012 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano


At the age of 18, I essayed the role of Abraham Lincoln for An American Suite, a dance recital for the Dillard School of Performing Arts. On my first day in full makeup, President Ronald Reagan was shot. It was an eerie parallel given that Lincoln was the first assassinated President in American History.

Lincoln is a film that focuses on the final months of the 16th President’s life and the beginning of his second term in office. With historical hindsight, we know the Civil War is winding up, yet Director Steven Spielberg presents the dark reality of a depressed man who is trying to preserve the union. It takes a master like Spielberg to weave personal empathy with iconic imagery.

When I was cast as Lincoln, it was because I was a rail thin 6’3″ baritone. In my research, I learned that Honest Abe actually had a tenor voice, which he used effectively in his famous outdoor debates with Stephen Douglass.

British-Irish Master Thespian Daniel Day-Lewis accepts this interpretation and channels the spirit of Lincoln. Day-Lewis is likely to be nominated for an Oscar, but he is supported in every scene by a fine ensemble cast featuring Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader and Joseph Gordon- Levitt. Lincoln is a dry piece of history that should be seen on some free afternoon.

The 27th Annual Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival wraps up this Veteran’s Day weekend. Bring your Kleenex for If I Should Fall, a documentary about a young Canadian soldier in Afghanistan.

Breakfast with Curtis is the antithesis of If I should Fall. This comedy-drama features a curmudgeon hippy at odds with young Curtis. As the odd boy matures, the curmudgeon discovers that he has need Curtis’ talents.

Garbage is a self-conscious comedy about Sanitation Engineers who find Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lost Oscar in a garbage dump. Daryl Hannah and Steven Bauer have cameos in this low-budget comedy that is not cheap with laughter.

To see details on FLIFF films and wrap, awards events, visit www.fliff.com.

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Posted on 08 November 2012 by LeslieM

By Scott Morganroth

FAU’s 24-17 loss to Navy on the road Saturday, Nov. 3, guaranteed them one thing.

There will no post-season for the Owls and new head coach Carl Pelini.

The Owls are 2-7 and 1-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. The only team behind them is Conference USA bound Florida International University (FIU), which is 2-8 and 1-5. These squads face each other on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at FAU Stadium in the Shula Bowl.

Why the Owls are in the position they’re in is defined by the numbers based on the 2012 Overall FBS Rankings.

• FAU is 91st overall in passing yards-per-game with 201.3.

• The Owls are ranked 102nd in the nation with 123.6 rushing yards-per-game.

• The team is 118th in scoring with 18.2 points-per-game.

• FAU is 86th allowing 30.3 points-per-game.

When you’re at the bottom echelon in the nation of all these major statistical categories, it’s a recipe for disaster. After nine games, it’s safe to say that Pelini has seen plenty of game film and knows where the weaknesses are with this program when he goes back on the recruiting trail.

The team leaders are QB Graham Wilbert, who is 185-280, 1775 yards, 12 touchdown passes and only three interceptions for a 131.3 rating.

Jonathan Wallace is the Owls’ top running back with 124 carries, 493 yards and four touchdowns.

The main targets include wide receivers Byron Hankerson and William Dukes. Hankerson has 23 receptions for 308 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Dukes is the team leader with 39 catches, 555 yards and a pair of touchdowns. FAU’s 34-27 victory over Troy on Oct. 27 was the first time that they defeated the Trojans at home in the season series between these two schools. The last time that FAU defeated Troy was on Dec. 1, 2007, 38-32, and this earned the Owls a Sun Belt Conference Championship, which led to a New Orleans Bowl win over Memphis, 44-27, on Dec. 21, 2007.

Troy’s Will Scott did set a school record with a 52-yard field goal on Oct. 27.

The last time FAU defeated a Sun Belt Conference opponent at home was when the Owls defeated the University of Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 13, 2010 at Lockhart Stadium, 24-23.

This same season, Troy whipped FAU, 44-7, on Dec. 4. FAU travels to Western Kentucky Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff, followed by the FIU contest. The Owls conclude their regular season at home on Dec. 1 as they face Louisiana-Lafayette at 3 p.m.

Scott Morganroth can be reached at www.scottsports33.com

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