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Orange Comeback Attempt Falls ShortLose by 3 to Missouri Syracuse suffered their 8th straight this week, losing 27 - 24 to the Missouri Tigers. Down 7-0 early, the Orange looked headed for a blowout loss when both starting wide receivers Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales went down with injuries but they were able to keep it close behind the arm of QB Ryan Nassib. 3rd string WR Jarrod Roster came up huge catching 5 passes for 120 yards and 3 touchdowns, and brought Syracuse to within 3 with a 79 yard touchdown grab with just over a minute remaining. QB Nassib made a heroic effort to halt Syracuse's losing streak by going 23/35 for 347 yards and 3 TD. Missouri was able to escape by running out the clock after a failed onside kick attempt. Next week, the Orange look to play spoiler when they face 2nd place Temple (7-3).
Dang man. First the Louisville QB, now James Franklin? You got the short end there. Who made these terrible schedules?
Haha....I seriously hate spread offenses now
It's bad when you hope and pray that the QB passes instead of running when they have 4 and 5 WR sets
Temple Blanks Black Knights Defense keeps the option under wraps. Two intercepted option pitches helped Temple roll through Army 28-0. Offensively, Temple was held in check with under 100 yards receiving. Temple QB Granger picked up the slack with a solid 13-16 outing for 174 yards and a TD. Not much else to report on this one.
Miami Shocks USF In a game that was supposed to be an "easy" win, the U stun the Bulls. This may be the final blow to USF's Big East hopes. It seemed that defense was only existent enough to keep both teams in the game, but USF just didn't have enough time to get on top of this one. Miami QB Stephen Morris seemed to be the gamechanger as he picked apart the defense with his arm and his legs. I had a strong feeling I would come up short when BJ Daniels went down, and Bobby Eveld came in. Eveld has the ability to win games, but he isn't on that level that Daniels' is. Miami held tough with Eveld under center, and forced a couple three and outs. This was the difference in the game. It was a great game from start to finish, and very unexpected. I saw Miami's record and didn't think they'd be too good, but I was in for a rude awakening.
Cincinnati vs. RutgersDouble Oh Tee! Week 12 brought together two Big East teams working hard to keep their title chances alive in Cincinnati and Rutgers. Rutgers brought a particularily fearsome roster that downed numerous top 25 teams in the past, while the Bearcats sought to get back on the right track after a close loss to Temple and remain the number one team in the Big East. The game was dominated by both offenses, and it took some key mistakes by Rutgers to allow Cincinnati to come out victorious. The first quarter was marked by big plays for both teams offensively. Rutgers got on the board first with a 52 yard TD pass from Gary Nova to Quran Pratt. Cincinnati responded right back with a huge 64-yard run by George Winn to tie the game up. After a long drive by Rutgers and a successful 39-yard field goal, the Bearcats threw an interception to end the first quarter with the score 10-7 Rutgers. The second period brought a more steady approach by both teams. The Bearcats got on the board early with a 6-yard power touchdown from George Winn to make the score 14-10 Cincinnati. Rutgers managed to respond quickly, kicking a 37 yard field goal to make the score 14-13 . Cincinnati threw yet another interception, and Rutgers capitalized, scoring off of a 10 yard pass from Nova to DC Jefferson to make the score 20-14 Rutgers going into the half. Cincinnati's first drive of the second half stalled out, giving the ball to Rutgers and putting them in position to take commanding control of the game. However, a Rutgers interception allowed Cincinnati to score on the first play they had afterwards, a 32 yard pass from Brendon Kay to make the score 21-20 Cincinnati. Rutgers than chewed up a lot of clock on a long drive that ended with a five yard TD pass from Nova to Jawan Jamison that made the score 28-21 Rutgers after a successful two-point conversion, the score at the end of the third. George Winn left the game with an injury late in the third that may put him out for the rest of the season, if not a bowl game if the Bearcats make it that far. Cincinnati had the ball at the start of the fourth quarter and an opportunity to put the game even. They wasted no time in doing so, running the ball in on the heels of Ralph David Abernathy 6 yards for the score that tied the game at 28. Rutgers threw an interception deep in Cincinnati territory, but Cincinnati had to punt the ball with about 3 minutes left in the game. Rutgers ran their two-minute offense to perfection, scoring off a three-yard TD pass that put them up 35-28 with only 45 seconds for the Bearcats to equalize. Two big pass plays by the Bearcats allowed them to score with only 18 seconds left, bringing both teams to overtime. Cincinnati elected to play defense first in the first overtime, and the defense got a key stop that forced Rutgers to kick a field goal that put Cincinnati in prime position to win the game. They almost succeeded, getting as close as the 3 yard line before a goal line stand made the Bearcats settle for a field goal that sent the game into second overtime. Cincinnati was finally successful in putting the ball in on their possession, scoring off a 2 yard TD run from Ralph David Abernathy to put the pressure on Rutgers. And the Scarlet Knights definitely felt the pressure, throwing an interception on the first play of their drive that closed out the game in Cincinnati's favor, 45-38 and allowing the Bearcat's title hopes to remain alive yet another week, with two tough opponents in USF and Connecticut the last two weeks of the regular season.
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