Found November 10, 2012 on
Syracuse nabs one of its biggest wins in recent memory with a dominant 45-26 win over #9 Louisville. Here’s my knee-jerk reaction:
This is easily the biggest win of the Doug Marrone era for a couple reasons. Let’s start with what was on the line. A loss against UofL would force SU into the daunting task of having to win at Mizzou next week, along with a season-ending victory on the road at Temple just to make a bowl. The Orange just put itself into a very favorable position for the postseason, only having to win one of its final two. And for an SU team that just worked over a top 10 Cardinals team, it should beat Temple in the Owls first year back in the Big East.
A non-bowl season would’ve been a big dip for the Orange program. Next year SU will face a very difficult schedule in its first ACC campaign, and the prospect of three straight non-bowl seasons if SU didn’t capitalize this year. The Orange just set up a terrific chance to get back to the postseason.
It was a beautiful day...
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