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Syracuse - Connecticut Postgame Reactions OR Finally!

A record setting day helped beat the Huskies.
Syracuse had never won a football game in the State of Connecticut before last Saturday. And then they played the game. Even though UConn was favored (for some reason), Syracuse managed to persevere after buttoning the game up with a 99 yard touchdown drive. Despite a garbage time touchdown making the ending more interesting than it should have been, Syracuse was the winner over the Huskies at Rentchler Field 31 to 24.

Eric Dungey (26/40, 407yds, 2 TD, 0 INT) had a good day, despite piling up a whole bunch of yards. Not a great day, but a good day. In no small part to Amba Etta-Tawo, who had a single game record 270 yards on 12 catches with 2 touchdowns for the Orange. Syracuse had 19 first downs, and were 8/15 on third downs. But what was really impressive was Syracuse put together a 12 play, 99 yard drive to score a touchdown and win the game.

They bent but never broke. Too much. They did allow 23 first downs and 4/6 fourth downs. Not great. But a goal line stand is always good. And a Pick Six is magical.

Special Teams
Another horrible day for Syracuse special teams. They were immediately fooled by a fake field goal, that resulted in a long 4th down conversion (that the defense had to bail them out on). Cole Murphy was 1/3 on FG.

Honestly the play calling was fine. I think they are probably relying a little too heavy on Dungey to Etta-Tawo, but for now, and against UConn, it worked.

B- (2.5)
Overall a solid performance, but a win is a win. And the first win against UConn at UConn is magical.

Syracuse played Notre Dame next. It was bad. Stay tuned for that postgame soon.

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