(Saturday, November 13th)
Final Score: Syracuse 13, Rutgers 10
Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) - Ross Krautman connected on a 24-yard field goal with 1:07 remaining, lifting the Syracuse Orange to a 13-10 victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a Big East Conference battle at Rutgers Stadium.
Despite being sacked six times, Ryan Nassib was able to throw for 214 yards and a touchdown, as Syracuse (7-3, 4-2 Big East) became bowl eligible for the first time since 2004. Marcus Sales hauled in five of those passes for 73 yards, while Delone Carter ran for 85 yards on 18 carries.
Jeremy Deering ran for 166 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries for Rutgers (4-5, 1-3), which dropped its third game in a row. Tom Savage and Chas Dodd both saw time at quarterback, but neither had much success, combining for just 106 passing yards.
Syracuse opened the game's scoring with a four-yard touchdown pass from Nassib to Antwon Bailey at the 7:11 mark of the first quarter.
With 4:38 remaining before the half, Rutgers' received a 26-yard field goal from San San Te.
The Knights went ahead at the 11:06 point of the third quarter, as Deering scampered 19 yards to paydirt.
The Orange, though, tied things up on a 48-yard field goal by Krautman with 3:19 to go in the third quarter.
The score would remain tied until Krautman booted the game-winning 24-yard field goal with 1:07 remaining. The kick capped an 11-play, 66-yard drive that spanned 2:44.
Neither team had a lot of success moving the ball, as Syracuse managed 305 total yards and Rutgers 280.
11/13 20:16:36 ET