SYRACUSE, N.Y.—- Brandon Joseph returned an interception 29 lawns for a goal on the very first play of the video game, tailback Audric Estimé hurried for 123 lawns as well as racked up two times in the 4th quarter to obstruct a Syracuse rally, as well as Notre Dame beat the No. 16 Orange 41-24 on Saturday.
Notre Dame (5-3) has actually won 5 of 6 because opening up the period with 2 losses as well as has 26 successive regular-season victories versus ACC challengers. The Battling Irish have actually played their finest football when traveling, consisting of a 45-32 win at No. 21 North Carolina regardless of 5 TD goes by UNC quarterback Drake Maye.
Logan Diggs racked up on a 3-yard run in the 2nd quarter as well as Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne tossed a 3-yard goal pass to Jayden Thomas with 17 secs left in the 2nd duration. Pyne was 9 of 19 masquerading 116 lawns.
Syracuse (6-2) experienced its very first loss of the period recently at Clemson, blowing an 11-point halftime lead as well as dropping 27-21. Celebrity tailback Sean Tucker just had 5 lugs because video game as well as trainer Dino Babers promised that would certainly not take place once again.
It really did not: Tucker completed with 60 lawns on 16 lugs as well as racked up on a 4-yard run in the last min of the 3rd quarter to draw Syracuse within 24-17.
Beginning Orange quarterback Garrett Shrader left in the 3rd quarter after finishing 5 of 14 masquerade simply 35 lawns as well as a 13-yard goal pass to Oronde Gadsden II. Babers claimed in a television meeting at halftime that Shrader was wounded however really did not define.
Back-up quarterback Carlos Del Rio-Wilson triggered the Orange, consisting of a 23-yard pass to Damien Alford to establish Tucker’s rating. Yet a tipped pass was obstructed by Notre Dame’s Marist Liufau much less than 2 mins right into the 4th quarter as well as Estimé racked up on an 11-yard go for 9:11. He included a 2-yard goal run midway with the duration.
Syracuse went into the video game leading the ACC in overall protection, however its run protection was revealed by Clemson. The Tigers hurried for 293 lawns on 60 shots as well as the Irish appeared bent on doing the very same, counting on their big offending line as well as the penalizing runs of Estimé as well as Diggs. They took turns throughout a 55-yard racking up drive, almost 2 of the use the ground with Diggs racking up on a 3-yard run midway with the 2nd quarter to offer the Irish a 14-7 lead.
The Irish outgained Syracuse 246-61 on the ground.
Pyne, that was seldom forced, tossed to limited end Michael Mayer for 37 lawns as well as once again for 11 even more prior to Thomas’s TD catch offered the Irish a 21-7 lead. The Irish outgained the Orange 225-73 in the opening fifty percent.
Mayer went into the video game requiring 25 lawns to come to be the Irish’s all-time leader in getting lawns for the placement– as well as it did. He completed with 3 catches for 54 lawns as well as has 1,870 to finest Tyler Eifert’s document of 1,840 lawns established from 2009-12.
Mayer has actually captured a minimum of one come on 32 straight video games as well as requires one goal catch to damage a connection with Ken MacAfee 1974-77 for many in an occupation– both have 15.
Syracuse attracted its 2nd straight sellout group, which had a very early impact in the inside your home arena. The Irish were asked for 2 incorrect beginnings as well as Blake Grupe missed out on a 39-yard basket late in the very first quarter.
Syracuse dropped just 2 places after the loss at Clemson, however this loss will certainly go down the Orange a whole lot.
Notre Dame: The Irish have actually recoiled well after their dreadful begin as well as currently have actually beat 2 rated groups when traveling. They’ll obtain their most significant examination of the period following week when they hold No. 5 Clemson next Saturday.
Syracuse: Shrader was among the major secrets to the group’s success, as well as he’s the recognized leader. Del Rio-Wilson revealed he might action in as well as work.
Notre Dame hosts No. 5 Clemson next Saturday.
Syracuse goes to Pittsburgh next Saturday.