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Punter Riley Dixon throws touchdown pass in 2nd OT, Syracuse survives Villanova 27-26

  • Syracuse's Devante McFarlane, center, gets tackled by Villanova's Jerry Miles during an NCAA college football game at the Carrier Dome, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

    Syracuse's Devante McFarlane, center, gets tackled by Villanova's Jerry Miles during an NCAA college football game at the Carrier Dome, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syracuse Terrel Hunt, right, goes flying after being tripped by Villanova's Malik Reaves during an NCAA college football game at the Carrier Dome, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

    Syracuse Terrel Hunt, right, goes flying after being tripped by Villanova's Malik Reaves during an NCAA college football game at the Carrier Dome, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syracuse Orange head coach Scott Shafer watches his team warm up before their game against Villanova at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

    Syracuse Orange head coach Scott Shafer watches his team warm up before their game against Villanova at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)  (The Associated Press)

Punter Riley Dixon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kendall Moore on a fake field goal in the second overtime in Syracuse's 27-26 victory over Villanova on Friday night.

Villanova's John Robertson connected with tailback Gary Underwood for a 9-yard touchdown pass on the next possession to bring the Wildcats within one. Villanova coach Andy Talley went for the victory with a 2-point conversion try, and defensive end Robert Welch stopped Robertson at the 4.

Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt was ejected for punching Villanova linebacker Dillon Lucas.

Villanova's Chris Gough kicked a 25-yard field goal to tie it at 17 with 7:14 left in the fourth quarter, then missed a 25-yarder with 12 seconds left in regulation.