(Saturday, November 1st)
Final Score: Syracuse 28, Louisville 21
Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) - Curtis Brinkley ran for 166 yards and a touchdown, as the Syracuse Orange upended the Louisville Cardinals, 28-21, in a Big East showdown at the Carrier Dome.
It was Brinkley's fifth straight 100-yard effort, establishing a new single- season school record. Antwon Bailey added 39 rushing yards and a touchdown on three carries, as Syracuse (2-6, 1-3 BE) won for just the third time in its last 25 Big East outings. Cam Dantley also had a solid outing, throwing for 178 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 11-of-22 tosses.
Victor Anderson led the way for Louisville (5-3, 1-2) with 113 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. Hunter Cantwell completed 23-of-36 pass attempts for 214 yards and two touchdowns, as the Cardinals had their three-game win streak snapped.
The Cardinals kicked off the scoring when Anderson scampered nine yards to paydirt midway through the opening quarter.
The Orange responded late in the period with a three-yard touchdown run by Brinkley.
With just over two minutes left before the half, Syracuse grabbed a 14-7 lead courtesy of a 38-yard scoring strike from Dantley to Da'Mon Merkerson.
The Orange added to its advantage with a 39-yard touchdown run by Bailey early in the third quarter.
Louisville countered late in the frame behind a five-yard touchdown pass from Cantwell to Joe Tronzo.
With just over five minutes left to play, Syracuse pushed its lead to 28-14 behind an eight-yard scoring strike from Dantley to Tony Fiammetta.
Troy Pascley hauled in a 36-yard touchdown pass from Cantwell just over a minute later, but the Cardinals would get no closer in the 28-21 loss.
Syracuse, which snapped a thee-game slide, gained 385 total yards, including 207 on the ground.
11/01 23:13:08 ET