Found September 03, 2012 on Three Idiots on Sports:
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 old, living a 150 miles from the stadium and having a job where we actually work on Fridays.- The no huddle spread was an offense many of us have been lusting after for years -- and since it racked up almost 600 yards and 41 points, it's pretty fair to call it a success.- I thought the new offense was well suited for Mackey MacPherson. He's smart, experienced, he handled the line calls with aplomb and he's not required to blow 330 pound nose tackles off the ball in order to be successful. He played well.- Likewise Ryan Nassib took to the new scheme like a competitive eater takes to a gravy boa...

Details Show Sales' Growth As A Receiver

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.

Lining Up With Hickey

After the season opening loss to Northwestern, head coach Doug Marrone praised the play of Sean Hickey. His performance will be even more important as the Orange face one of the nation's best teams in the USC Trojans. spoke with Hickey about game one and looking ahead to this week's challenge.

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.

Something to Gain From A Loss

Deon Goggins is one of the leaders along the defensive line. Goggins started camp as a defensive end, but has been moved back to tackle. He spoke with about what Syracuse can learn from the loss to Northwestern.

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.

Northwestern edges ‘Cuse in thriller at Carrier Dome

Just when Syracuse thought they had rallied back and grinded their way to a victory in the season opener, it all went for naught. Trevor Siemian, part of a two quarterback tandem for Northwestern lobbed a touchdown to Demitrius Fields with 44 seconds to go to clinch the game for Pat Fitzgerald’s Wildcats at the Carrier Dome. The Orange found themselves down early and eventually...

Secondary Stepping Up

The Trojans continue to prepare to travel east this week to take on Syracuse. The Orange are lead by quarterback Ryan Nassib who put up 482 passing yards last week in their loss to Northwestern.

NCAAF All-Week One Video Game Numbers Team

Every week (usually when a good player plays against a bad team), there are players who put up crazy video game numbers. These guys need to be recognized for completely dominating, regardless of the competition. This team consists of one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker, and one defense. QB: Ryan Nassib (Senior, Syracuse)- 65 passing...

Northwestern Escapes Carrier Dome With Win After Last Minute TD

Northwestern Escapes Carrier Dome With Win After Last Minute TDIt seemed as though Syracuse was going to pull off the incredible comeback victory in the season opener against Northwestern but the Wildcats had other ideas.   Their offense marched down the field and (with a little help from a questionable roughing the passer penalty on Syracuse cornerback Keon Lyn) scored a go-ahead...

Week 1 Fizz Five: What Syracuse Can Take From the Loss & Apply to USC

If Saturday was a boxing match, Syracuse took a shot to the chin and dropped, failing to deliver its own knockout blow. The Fizz brings you the Fizz Five from SU’s gut-wrenching 42-41 loss to the Wildcats. Before we turn our attention to Saturday’s possible blowout at Metlife, here’s the top five things to take away from SU’s brutal one point loss in Week 1.  Keon Lyn’s...
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