Syracuse Falls at Cincinnati

Alec Lemon

Looking for its third straight win of the season, the Orange traveled to Cincinnati. However, penalties, turnovers, and mistakes killed Syracuse as they fell 35-24.

Syracuse opened the first half in about the worst way possible as Jeremiah Kobena fumbled The Opening kickoff. A few plays later, Cincinnati running back George Winn ran it in for a touchdown. Syracuse responded by scoring a touchdown off a Cincinnati punt return fumble as Ryan Nassib sneaked it in out of the tank package.

Cincinnati responded after Ross Krautman gave Syracuse a 10-7 lead. Winn executed a jump pass on a 4th and two, and hit Travis Kelce for a touchdown. Nassib responded with a 90-yard drive after Syracuse forced its third turnover on an Eric Crume forced fumble and recovery. Nassib hit Alec Lemon in the corner of the endzone to give Syracuse a 17-14 lead heading into halftime.

To open the second half, Syracuse and Cincinnati traded touchdowns. With the Bearcats trailing 24-21, Brandon Reddish dropped an easy pick six. On the next Syracuse possession, Nassib was sacked and fumbled. The Bearcats scored a few players to go up 28-24. They extended the lead on another Winn touchdown run.

Missed tackles and penalties killed the Orange all game as the Bearcats ran out the clock to hold on 35-24. Syracuse fell to 4-5 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.

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