TALLAHASSEE, F.L. (WSYR-TV) –
It was like déjà vu for the Syracuse football team on Saturday at Florida State. The offense struggled once again in the first half, as SU fell on the road 35-17.
Florida State would score on its first two possessions of the football game.
Cam Akers led the Seminoles attack with three first-half touchdowns as Florida State built a 21-3 lead at halftime.
Akers would finish the day with his 4th touchdown early in the third quarter to push the FSU lead to 28-3. The Florida State junior running back finished with 144 yards on the ground.
Syracuse tallied two touchdowns in the 4th quarter, as Abdul Adams and Moe Neal found the endzone.
Florida State rushed for 241 yards, out gaining the Orange by 144 total yards.
For the first time in 21 games, SU failed to force a turnover. That was the longest streak in the nation.
SU redshirt sophomore quarterback Tommy DeVito finished the day 20-33 for 151 yards. He was sacked seven times.
Syracuse committed 14 penalties for 107 yards.
The loss drops SU to 3-5 overall (0-4 in the ACC). Florida State improves to 4-4 (3-3 in the ACC).
Syracuse returns home next Saturday (November 2nd) to take on Boston College. That will be a noon kick inside the Carrier Dome.