Terrel Hunt comes in and leads Syracuse to dominating win over Wagner
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:05:47 GMT —
The Orange scored more than 50 points for the first time in ten years, pummeling the Wagner Seahawks 54-0.
The scoring started after Wagner running back Dominique Williams fumbled on his own 18 yard line, Dyshawn Davis was there to recover for the Orange.
SU could not advance, leading a Ryan Norton's first career field goal, which was good from 34 yards, giving the Orange a 3-0 lead. Norton filled in for Ross Krautman, who was out due to injury.
After the teams exchanged possessions, Terrel Hunt took the reigns for quarterback, who had gone 3-6 for -1 yards in three series. Hunt took the Orange down the field for 12 plays and 68 yards, capped off by a Jerome Smith touchdown, putting the Orange up 9-0 after a missed Norton extra point.
On SU's next possession, Hunt connected with Jarrod West for 42 yards to get to the Wagner 22, setting up a Prince-Tyson Gulley 30-yard touchdown reception when Hunt checked down, giving SU the 16-0 lead.
The SU defense forced a 3-and-out, and Hunt went to work once again, using three completions to set up another Smith touchdown run. Syracuse led 23-0 with nine minutes to play in the second quarter, and a 37-0 lead at the half.
After another Norton field goal, which made it 40-0, Hunt connected with West again, this time for 65 yards for a touchdown, giving the Orange the 47-0 lead.
Drew Allen came back in the game in the third quarter and continued the touchdown trend. He hit Christopher Clark in the back of the end zone to extend the lead to 54-0. It's the first time the Orange has scored more than 50 points since 2002, when they beat Virginia Tech 50-42...in triple overtime.
Hunt finishes 15-18 passing for 265 yards and three touchdowns, including three attempts for 22 yards on the ground. His main target West was the Orange's leading receiver with five catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. Jerome Smith ran 14 times for 61 yards and two touchdowns, with the Orange rushing for 229 yards as a whole.
SU stays at home next Saturday, hosting Tulane in the Carrier Dome at 12:30 p.m.