Coach Logan Martinez avoids the humiliation of being the first user to lose a game as Syracuse scores 14 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to come from behind and win 20-16 over Penn State. Syracuse certainly didn't make it easy on themselves, especially in the passing game, as their offense essentially came up blank for 3 quarters. Their defense bended, but did not break, as they gave up some yardage but forced the Nittany Lions to kick field goals instead of scoring touchdowns in Orange territory. The Orange came alive in the 4th quarter however, as a couple of nifty Prince Tyson Gulley punt returns gave Syracuse excellent field position on both of their scoring drives. HB Jerome Smith takes on the Penn State defender on the goaline and helps close the score to 16-13 in favor of Penn State with 5:56 left in the 4th quarter. Gulley was rewarded for his efforts as he caught a 4 yard TD pass with 3:17 to go that put Syracuse up for good. From there, the defense would hold firm and force a Penn State punt. On the ensuing Syracuse possession, they were able to run out the clock thanks to excellent running (and blocking) on the part of Jerome Smith. Syracuse begins life in their new conference next week as they travel to Durham to take on the Blue Devils. Prince Tyson Gulley scores on a 4 yard TD reception with 3:17 to go to seal the 20-16 Orange victory.