Syracuse was re-directed by Maryland, 63-20, on Saturday of Week 2. Here are three things we learned
THEATER ORDERED BY THERAPYNES
The numbers weren't enough to protect Syracuse.
One week after stopping a stop against a defeated Liberty team, Syracuse looked defeated [by1965]. or in the air, Syracuse's defense was helpless against Maryland. 4 yards rushing and 296 yards in. Virginia Tech transfer Josh Jackson continued his lamentable start to the season, throwing for three touchdowns while running back Javon Leake rushed seven times for 1
Especially Syracuse's third defense was devastating, giving Syracuse 11 of 15 opportunities for a third down, some of the missed decisions, which was a theme in the afternoon, with SU's faces being particularly difficult.
"When you miss the defense, whether it's linebackers, backcourt or D-line, you're going to get guys to continue playing," said Syracuse head coach Dino Babers, "Watching the third downs, I want to to say these are amazing stats, no matter who you play. And that is not indicative of our defense, we are usually fantastic on the third down. ”
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JACKSON BRIGHT SPOT IN GOSS
One of several striking spots for Syracuse on Saturday was the reception of Trison Jackson on Saturday. He had the best game of his college career, grabbing seven passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns.
Jackson caught a nine-yard pass from Tommy DeVito with just under five minutes in the first quarter to pull SU to 14-7, By the time Jackson caught his second score in the third quarter, the game was already out of use and orange – 49-20.
Babers has a different leading wide receiver each year he is on campus. Last year, Jamal Custis finished above the talented core of the SU receiver with 906 yards. With the disappearance of Cartis, Jackson is a prime candidate to fill the role as the Orange's biggest threat.
"I just think he got into a situation with some guys who have some really good balls, he has really good looks," Babers said. "And between the defender and themselves, they made good decisions and it paid off."
GAMEDEY NOT THIS YEAR
Syracuse was running as an ESPN College GameDay site for its 3-week match against No. 1 Clemson, who entered Saturday's race.
If Syracuse wins, it would put two of the top 25 teams against each other with the potential consequences of a College Football Playoff line. The Orange had pulled several stops for the game, including making a return home this weekend, with a special presentation to SU legend Tim Greene at halftime.
Syracuse also upset Clemson at the Carrier Dome in 2017 and played the Tigers down to the Death Valley in 2018.
But with the awkward loss to Maryland, Gameday's crew will instead present the coincidence – Iowa .
ESPN has traveled to colleges at universities nationwide since 1993, but GameDay never came to Syracuse. The Orange remain one of only 10 non-visiting Power 5 teams.
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