Syracuse football snaps four-game slide with blowout win at Duke

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 16: Moe Neal #21 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils during the third quarterof their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)


Syracuse snapped their four-game losing streak on Saturday, routing Duke 49-6.

The SU defense forced three straight turnovers in the third quarter sparking the Orange to the win.

Syracuse took their opening drive and marched right down the field. Tommy DeVito connected with Trishton Jackson to get the scoring started for the Orange. Jackson now has eight touchdowns on the season.

DeVito would add a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, as Syracuse took a 14-6 lead into halftime.

That’s when the SU defense took over. Sophomore Andre Cisco returned an interception 48-yards to push the Syracuse lead to 21-6. Cisco now has ten career interceptions in just 20 games.

Christopher Fredrick forced the second straight Duke turnover, picking off Quentin Harris.

The Orange offense went right back to work, as Tommy DeVito tossed his second touchdown of the game, finding freshman Luke Benson on a 22-yard scoring strike.

SU would add three more touchdowns on the ground, as Moe Neal, Jarveon Howard and Jawhar Jordan all find the endzone in the second half.

Syracuse racked up 395 yards of total offense, 286 of that coming on the ground.

Moe Neal and Jarveon Howard both ran for 115 yards in the Orange win over the Blue Devils.

Syracuse improves to 4-6 (1-5 in the ACC).

Next up for SU, a trip to Louisville next Saturday to take on the Cardinals.

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