Found September 12, 2013 on
The running game was supposed to be the strength of the Syracuse offense. Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley were both coming off good seasons and even better performances in the Pinstripe Bowl. Naturally, fans expected this to be a sign of things to come. But the ground game hasn’t really gotten started yet. You could say both Penn State and Northwestern have strong defenses, but the Orange has just not executed well enough.
Against Penn State, the Orange averaged a paltry 1.9 yards per carry. PTG was only able to gain 24 yards on 12 carries; he clearly struggled behind an offensive line that looked disjointed at times. Against Northwestern he was slightly more successful, but the Orange had to move away from the rushing attack after falling behind early. Smith was more productive against Penn State; he was even able to rip off a 22-yard run. But in both contests the running game was not close to where it needs to be for the team to be successful. Like with any other unit, the ru...
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Attention Syracuse fans: there is no need to panic.
The Orange also lost its first two games last year and still finished last season 8-5. SU dropped games against two very tough opponents in Northwestern and USC. This year is off to the exact same start, unfortunately the conference foes are much tougher in the ACC. Perhaps the biggest issue right now is the quarterback situation...
There is no doubt about it now. The Syracuse coaching staff has officially opened up the quarterback competition again. Drew Allen is the starter against Wagner, but that’s really a formality. Terrel Hunt has been told he will get some playing time this weekend, and rightfully so. Allen has been close to terrible, while Hunt led an energized touchdown drive late against Northwestern...
Syracuse Orange football fans seem to be devolving into two camps at the moment.
That second one got some good news Tuesday.
"I know Drew is going to be our starter," Lester said. "He has the most reps, he's running the offense well. But Hunt'...
The Syracuse Orange will play St. John's and Villanova this upcoming basketball season, but there's still a massive hole on the schedule where the Georgetown Hoyas should be. You had to assume that even if we're not playing them now, we'll play them eventually. The prevailing opinion, especially from Hoya fans, is that Syracuse was the one pumping the brakes on the...
If the last couple days have taught us anything, it's that it's going to take a very, very, very long time for Syracuse Orange fans to care about a rivalry quite like the one with the Georgetown Hoyas.
First, DOC Gross fired a missile across the bow of the U.S.S. Hoya by saying SU wants a 10-year series but Georgetown is dragging their paws.
Then incoming Chancellor nuked...