For the first time all season, Syracuse was not competitive in a football game. Louisville dominated the Orange from start to finish as Syracuse fell 41-3 at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. With the loss, Syracuse falls to 5-5 (2-4) on the season. Louisville improves to 5-5 (3-4). Next up for Syracuse is another road game, this time at #16 NC State.
The bye week was supposed to give the Orange time to rest, heal and reset for the final three games of the season. Instead it turned out to destroy all of the momentum the team had built with its two game winning streak. Sean Tucker’s streak of seven straight 100 yard rushing performances was also snapped as he was held to just 95 yards on 19 carries. Garrett Shrader ran for just 43 yards and threw for only 46 more.
GAME RECAP LINKS:
- Syracuse football wanted to celebrate in Louisville. It got blown out, 41-3 (Syracuse.com)
- Final score: Louisville 41, Syracuse 3 (NunesMagician.com)
- Syracuse football box score at Louisville (Syracuse.com)
- ORANGE STALL AT LOUISVILLE (Cuse.com)
- SU blows chance to become bowl eligible in error-plagued 41-3 loss to Louisville (DailyOrange.com)
DINO BABERS POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE:
Regroup and prepare for NC State. pic.twitter.com/r0QUIx15PK
— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) November 13, 2021
Syracuse is painful to watch today
— Claudia Bellofatto (@CBellofattoTV) November 13, 2021
Syracuse comes off its bye week with the first-of-two straight games on the road when the team heads to Louisville on Saturday.
Syracuse needs one win to become bowl eligible for the second time in Babers’ tenure and the first since 2018.
The Orange look to continue to play well on the road as it has a 2-1 mark away from the Dome this season. A win would give Syracuse their first three-game winning streak of the year and send them bowling for the 27th time in program history.
GAME PREVIEW LINKS:
- 5 THINGS TO KNOW: SYRACUSE AT LOUISVILLE (Cuse.com)
- Beat writers split on outcome of Saturday’s matchup against Louisville (DailyOrange.com)
- Syracuse vs. Louisville: TV/streaming, time, odds, history & more (NunesMagician.com)
- Dino Babers talks bye week, Malik Cunningham ahead of Louisville game (DailyOrange.com)
- Syracuse Game Saturday: Syracuse at Louisville prediction, odds, spread, line, over/under and betting info. for week 11 (InsideTheLoudHouse.com)
- ‘CUSE HITS THE ROAD TO START NOVEMBER SLATE (Cuse.com)
Back off the bye. Back on the road.
4th quarter of the season starts Saturday in Louisville. pic.twitter.com/uQiPddKNSG
— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) November 9, 2021