SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) —
Syracuse got all they could handle from Army, but the Orange rallied for a 29-16 win at the Dome over the Black Knights. Army struck first with a short one-yard touchdown run from Jakobi Buchanan, but that would be their only touchdown until the last three minutes of the game.
After a strong performance last week against Purdue, all eyes were on Garrett Shrader to play lights out in the Dome, but he struggled in the first half. Brady Denaburg put the first points on the board for SU, with a 46-yard field goal to cut Army’s lead to four. The Black Knights countered with a 38-yard field goal to put them up 10-3 at halftime.
Shrader and the Orange offense would get rolling in the second half.
LeQuint Allen and Umari Hatcher would both score in the third quarter to put the Orange up 16-10 heading into the final quarter. Although Damien Alford wouldn’t score, he would have a career high 135 receiving yards with nine receptions.
Shrader got his rushing touchdown in in the fourth quarter, on a 21-yard scamper. He had 50 yards on the ground, to go along with 245 yards through the air.
Brady Denaburg was 3-3 on the day for field goals, making his longest one of the season (46 yards).
Syracuse outgained Army by 133 yards.
It’s the first time since 1991 that SU is unbeaten in non-conference play.
Trebor Pena suited up and played his first game of the season after suffering an injury in preseason camp. Fellow wide receiver Isaiah Jones did not play today. According to Head Coach Dino Babers he will be out for a while.
Syracuse opens ACC play at the JMA Wireless Dome next Saturday against Clemson.
The matchup between the Orange and Tigers has produced some memorable outcomes.
Next Saturday’s game has a noon kickoff and will be shown on NewsChannel 9.