Undefeated Syracuse Hosts Terrapins Saturday

The Syracuse Orange improve to 2-0 on the year after defeating the Central Michigan Chippewas by the final score of 40-3. It was a big win on the road following a bye week and a close week one loss to Villanova.

Central Michigan struck first, connecting on a 26 yard field goal early in the first quarter. It would be the Chippewas only points however, as Syracuse scored 40 unanswered points. The big story on the Syracuse offense was quarterback Terrel Hunt. Hunt scored a total of four touchdowns,with three coming from the ground.

Hunt carried the ball 13 times for 92 yards but was not the team's leading rusher. Adonis Ameen-Moore and Ervin Phillips were both effective. Ameen-Moore carried the ball nine times for over 100 yards while Phillips averaged six yards per carry.

The Syracuse defense played well, only allowing a total of 34 rushing yards to their opponents. The defense was also responsible for one of Syracuse's touchdown, their first. In the middle of the second quarter Syracuse defender Crume sacked Cooper Rush while forcing a fumble. Syracuse would return that fumble for a touchdown, setting the pace for the four touchdowns that followed.

It was an overall dominant day by the Orange, providing comfort on both sides of the ball after the overtime win against Villanova. The Orange now host the former ACC Maryland Terrapins after losing 37-40 to West Virginia last week.

The Terrapins are led by a pair of receivers in Stefon Diggs and Deon Long. The two receivers have combined for a total of 359 yards through the first two weeks, averaging 13 and 12 yards per catch. Quarterback C.J. Brown will more than likely start with over 500 passing yards and four touchdowns this season. Brown is also effective in the running game, leading the team in rushing yards, touchdowns and attempts. The Terrapins will be without 11 players, three of which due to suspension.

Tale of the Tape

2-0
Overall Record
2-1
ACC
Conference
Big Ten
Scott Shafer
Head Coach
Randy Edsall
33.5
Points Per Game
37.7
14.5
Points Allowed Per Game
21.3
179.5
Passing Yards Per Game
223.7
191
Passing Yards Allowed Per Game
275.3
212.5
Rushing Yards Per Game
188
112
Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game
142.3


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