News and notes from Syracuse University's stunning loss on the road against the University of Connecticut, 28-21.
The Syracuse Orange (5-4, 1-2 Big East) could not pull out the win in East Hartford, as they fell to the University of Connecticut Huskies (4-5, 1-2 Big East), 28-21. “We knew what we had to do and we had a good game plan, but just too many turnovers," Nick Provo said, courtesy of Connecticut Athletics.
As the Syracuse University football team gears up for its matchup against the Connecticut Huskies, offensive lineman Andrew Tiller reflects on his weight loss and grades.
Four hundred and eight pounds.
That’s what Syracuse guard Andrew Tiller weighed when he first stepped on campus. After rehabbing from an ankle surgery before attending the university, Tiller saw his weight grow past 400 pounds before his first season of Division-I Football Bowl Subdivision football.
Adam Harris may not score many touchdowns, but the senior has certainly etched his place in Syracuse's offensive scheme this season.
Usually, it wasn’t him scoring touchdowns. Those plays were normally reserved for Antwon Bailey, or one of the other running backs on the roster. Yet here he was, drifting toward the right pylon as the ball lofted out of Ryan Nassib’s hands, no defensive back in sight as he made the catch and fell into the end zone for the first touchdown of his career.
The Battle for the Schwartzwalder Trophy Friday will come down to the performance of the secondary against West Virginia's star quarterback, Geno Smith. Luckily for SU, Kevyn Scott leads the group.
The plot was familiar to Syracuse fans except for some minor changes.
This time, the quarterback was Toledo's Austin Dantin, not Wake Forest's Ted Stachitas. The interception was a leaping grab near the right side of the end zone, not a diving grab to snare the ball at the 32 of the opposition. The game was in overtime, as opposed to the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
Midway through the 2011 football season, Syracuse sits in prime position for another bowl-worthy season.
This year's Syracuse football team can be described simply as heart-stopping.
Just look at the evidence. Throwing out a loss at Southern Cal, three games have gone to overtime, another came down to the final play, and the fifth required a Phillip Thomas interception with 1:36 remaining on the clock. It's been a roller-coaster season full of touchdowns and turnovers, upsets and nearly devastating losses. Here's Newshouse's recap of the Orange's season thus far.
News and notes from Syracuse's 37-34 victory against Tulane.
The Syracuse Orange made things exciting, defeating the Tulane Green Wave with a last-second field goal, 37-34. Courtesy of the Tulane Athletic Department, “We didn’t win big but we won. So it’s a great feeling.” -Antwon Bailey.