On fourth down, with your team tied 20-20 in the second overtime, you should probably kick the field goal to take the 23-20 lead, right? WRONG. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer called one of the gutsiest play calls of the early college football season. Instead of taking the easy three points, Shafer called in a fake field goal and punter Riley Dixon threw a touchdown pass to tight...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Punter Riley Dixon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kendall Moore on a fake field goal in the second overtime in Syracuse's 27-26 victory over Villanova on Friday night.
Villanova's John Robertson connected with tailback Gary Underwood for a 9-yard touchdown pass on the next possession to bring the Wildcats within one. Villanova coach Andy Talley...
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Riley Dixon has come on strong for Syracuse when it comes to the kicking game. The junior talks about his path on becoming a quarterback-turned-punter, his dream of always playing for the hometown crowd and more inside.
It’s not usually a good sign when your best highlight comes in the form of a punt, but that’s where we’re at right now with the Syracuse Orange. Riley Dixon let off one of the longest punts you’ll ever see – 75 yards – midway through the first quarter of today’s game against Clemson. Unfortunately for him, the Tigers marched down the field and scored anyway – it’s 21-0 already.
Syracuse football will have to deal with more adversity heading into fall camp. Potential starters Cory Boatman and Shu Mungwa are no longer with the team and specialist Riley Dixon is also not on the roster.