Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 10/5/12
The Orange needed this badly. Syracuse grinded out a necessary victory over Pitt 14-12. It wasn’t pretty, but you have to believe none of these games in the Big East will be works of art the rest of the way. The Orange need six wins, so now it can go 4-3 the rest of the way. A loss here, and a presumable loss at Mizzou, would’ve meant going 5-1 in the Big East. That was HIGHLY unlikely. Syracuse said it wanted to start fast and not settle for field goals, and that’s exactly what happened. A strong opening drive as SU went down the field for 70 yards in just three minutes. It scored a crucial TD as well, going up 7-0 and giving the Dome life. Heads up play by Dyshawn Davis to pick up a live ball and take it back to the house. It’s game changing plays like that this defense has to stress. This unit may not a force every play (at least not this season). But it can use speed and athleticism to create turnovers and big plays. But the D definitely gets the game ball tonight. Holding the ...
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