Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shula Bowl VIII

FAU head coach Howard Schnellenberger gets a Gatorade shower courtesy of defensive lineman Josh Savidge after the Owls defeated the FIU Golden Panthers 28-21 at FIU Stadium in Miami last night.

The Shula Bowl is annual game between FAU and FIU which began in 2002. The game's winner receives a traveling trophy, named the Don Shula Award, for one year. The game and trophy are named after former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula, to whom each school's first head coach has previous ties. Schnellenberger was an assistant under Shula in the 1970s and FIU's former head coach Don Strock was a player under Shula in the 1970s and 1980s.