The Syracuse Orange football team are basking in the glory of their second New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory in three seasons,a 38-14 win over West Virginia at a very snowy Yankee Stadium. What makes the title even more sweet for the Orange is the fact that they beat the Mountaineers, their old Big East rivals, for the third straight time.
Prince-Tyson Gulley was the MVP, scoring three touchdowns, while the SU running game was a good as they've been all season long, finishing with a season-high 369 yards.
The New York Times describes Syracuse's win as "a parting shot" shot to the rivalry. The Mountaineers just completed their first season in the Big 12, while the Orange now head to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
SU Quarterback Ryan Nassib told Fox Sports that Saturday's win was a first for his football career. "This is huge because I've never won my final game," said Nassib. "High school, JV, you know, never won it so I was a little nervous coming into this one. This was a great one to take."
ProFootballTalk.com saw the Pinstripe Bowl as a vehicle offering plenty of 2013 NFL draft implications. It's post game article said to "Expect to hear plenty more about draft-eligibles Smith, Bailey, Austin, and (Syracuse's Ryan) Nassib in the coming months."