Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/15/12

Syracuse, N.Y. - After a sloppy end to the 2011 season (5-7), Marrone and his team are still looking to snap its seven-game losing-streak.  

The Orange are 0-2 at the start of the season with losses to North Western (42-41) and No. 2 USC (42-29).  

Syracuse searches for its first win as they take on Stony Brook Sept. 15 in the Carrier Dome.

Though Syracuse dropped the first game to the Wildcats with a slew of costly turnovers and penalties, they looked like contenders against Matt Barkley and the Trojans as they pulled within five in the third quarter.

The Trojans' offense took over in the fourth and pounced on a stagnant Syracuse defense. Stony Brook will do the same thing if Syracuse offense does not show up in the first half.

So far this season the offense has a combined 16 points in the first half, nine of which are field goals. The Orange defense breaks down comes second half, as it should, because they are exhausted from being on the field for too many snaps.

In the fourth quarter alone the defense gives up 28 points. The defensive breakdown leads to the Orange giving up 42 points per game at the expense of a slow offensive start.

For Syracuse to win against Stony Brook the offense has to turn up, from the first quarter and throughout the entire game.

The Orange defense can slow Stony Brook down in the first half, while they have limited opponents to a combined 7 points in the first quarters but they will not out last them unless the Syracuse offense converts in the first half.

Once the Syracuse defensive plays slow in the second half Stony Brook’s offense will explode. The Seawolves average 22 yards per catch and eight yards per rush. They average 63 points per game, granted they have only played Central Connecticut and Pace University.

If the Orange are looking to beat Stony Brook and advance to 1-2 there must be an equal display of offense and defense.  

 

 



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