Posted September 02, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Marcus Sales
TEAMS: Syracuse Orange
The Syracuse season opener didn't have the result fans had hoped. However, there were plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the rest of the 2012 season. One of those reasons is senior wide receiver Marcus Sales, who's return was a bright spot for the Orange. Sales return was no fluke, and there's a subtle reason why he was so successful.

Quick Thoughts: Syracuse Gives One Away Against Northwestern

The Syracuse defensive line gets penetration on a 4th down stop against Northwestern Saturday afternoonSyracuse lost to Northwestern more than 48 hours ago, so I won't bore you with a detailed recap of a game you've already watched and read about. Here are a few thoughts from my vantage point in the stands -- a view I won't get much this year thanks to having an 8 month...

Syracuse Rally falls short

Ryan Nassib had his way with Northwestern's defense, but the Orange defense couldn't hold it's own when it counted most and Syracuse loses heart breaker in season opener; 42-41.

Audio: Marrone Encouraged Despite Loss

After the hearbreaking loss to Northwestern, Syracuse coach Doug Marrone addressed the media.

Appreciate What You Have

Ryan Nassib has been a hot button issue among Syracuse fans for the last couple of years. It seems you either love him, or you hate him. explains why he should be appreciated before he's gone.

NU defense in need of improvements

Northwestern's defense endured significant struggles in the season-opener, but it was still enough to earn the Wildcats a win over the Syracuse Orange. Moving forward, with a week-two battle with Vanderbilt ahead, the Wildcats have major improvements to make.
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