The Syracuse Orange opened the new-roof-era of the “Stadium” in rousing trend, beating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 37-20. This was the arrival celebration for Sean Tucker, operating for 117 yards and a pair of scores on the day. Tommy DeVito additionally acquired again right into a groove, throwing for 194 yards, two touchdowns and just one interception. The protection, whereas they gave up 449 whole yards, made performs once they wanted to, permitting the Orange to go away their house with a win.
Sean Tucker is a powerful new addition to this offense.
Within the first quarter, it was obvious that Tucker’s presence within the offense added little bit of energy to the run recreation. As the sport progressed, it was much more spectacular. He confirmed some strikes outdoors as nicely. His legs by no means stopped pumping, with some further yards gained from that second effort. His burst for a 38-yard landing after a pleasant 18-yard Jawhar Jordan reception opened the scoring for the Orange. Tucker crossed the 100-yard speeding mark earlier than the half, which hasn’t been seen for some time in Syracuse.
** For future trivia contests, keep in mind that it was Sean Tucker who had the primary landing within the “Artist previously generally known as the Provider Dome.”
This further side of the sport positively helped the offense open up the remainder of the sphere. With out the additional stress coming from third and longs, the passing recreation was in a position to transfer the ball, together with an incredible 46-yard first half strike from Tommy DeVito to Taj Harris for a rating.
After the half, Georgia Tech determined to dial up some stress, which put a hitch in a number of issues that offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert tried to do, although the offense responded, mixing known as runs and passes, together with one other nice strike excessive for an additional landing to Nykeim Johnson and
Tony White’s system isn’t infallible, nevertheless it’s actual enjoyable to look at.
The system produced 4 turnovers on the day, together with interceptions by Josh Black, Trill Williams, Jahad Carter and newcomer Rob Hanna. Carter’s interception and return brought on coronary heart palpatations for each Syracuse fan, whereas lateraling the ball to Trill Williams, who returned it for a landing. I don’t understand how or what occurred on that play, nevertheless it was lovely.
They Syracuse protection did a good job in opposition to the Yellow Jackets within the air, however their run recreation produced bit greater than the Orange hoped for. Whether or not it was Jamyhr Gibbs (109) or the opposite operating backs, Dontae Smith (84) and Jamious Griffin (57), Georgia Tech discovered some house on the bottom to gash the Orange for large runs. This may occasionally have some implications for the long run, however may even have been a operate of getting to learn a quarterback who isn’t afraid to take off, in Jeff Sims. A method or one other runs towards the deal with had been creating giant chunks of yards, nearly 300 yards on the day, which is one thing to look into.
Whereas a few of the runs continued to achieve little bit of yardage, because the fourth quarter rolled round, some changes and fewer arm tackling stored the Rambling Wreck barely in examine. As all the time it was one other studying second for the younger protection.
The defensive backfield reveals simply how essential depth on the roster is.
With out Andre Cisco, the defensive backfield was pressured to shift round. There have been sightings of Rob Hanna, Cam Jonas and Aman Greenwood, in addition to extra time for Neil Nunn at nook. As well as, Eric Coley continues to be out and Garrett Williams went down within the recreation with an damage. Jahad Carter, enjoying for Coley, had the aforementioned choose that become six. If nothing else, it reveals the significance of depth, but in addition could have opened up the operating recreation just a little for Georgia Tech, with out the presence of Cisco to react and assault the run.
Having succesful backups in that place allowed the Orange to adapt and overcome some bizarre accidents each earlier than and in the course of the recreation. Equally, variety of gamers shuffled in for the linebacking corps. This could solely result in improved expertise throughout the board and consistency shifting ahead.