Orange uses balanced attack to de-feather undefeated Cardinals 45-26
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:36:37 GMT —
Syracuse football got the job done today in style at the Carrier Dome, beating #9 Louisville 45-26.
The Orange used a balanced offensive attack to beat the Cards on senior day.
Quarterback Ryan Nassib had a solid day, throwing for 246 yards on 15 completions.
Nassib is the first QB in Syracuse history with 3,000 passing yards in a single season.
Jerome Smith had another 100+ yard day for the ground game. He came up with 144 yards and 1 TD on 18 carries.
Prince Tyson-Gulley was just 2 yards shy of the century mark, running for 98 yards on 15 carries, which included a 55-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter. He finished with 2 scampers into the end zone.
For the receivers, Alec Lemon led the way again with 9 catches for 176 yards and two touchdowns.
Third down efficiency was the name of the game for the Orange today, converting on 14 or 19.
The Orange also forced two turnovers and committed none of their own, which is a nice change from the norm this year.
The win today was the first win over a top ten team in almost exactly ten years. Their last win was is 2002 versus Virginia Tech 50-42 in 3 overtimes.