Conn.’s East Hartford — On Saturday at 7 o’clock in East Hartford, Connecticut’s Pratt & Whitney Stadium, the Syracuse football team plays the Connecticut Huskies. Syracuse VS UConn Football Match Highlights 2022.
Final Syracuse 48, UConn 14
Syracuse wins comfortably at UConn to get to 2-0 on the year.
Garrett Shrader, the offense’s quarterback, guided it with yet another superb day in the air, going 20 of 23 for 287 yards and a total of five touchdowns (three pass, two rush).
Sean Tucker Tucker finished with a season-high 112 running yards and a touchdown on 27 touches, although he didn’t stay on the field as long as he did the week before (plus 17 more yards on four catches).Syracuse VS UConn Football Highlights 2022.
Syracuse drive start at 6:22 at own 32-yard line
SU, in fact, milked just 1 minute off the clock. A run by Le Quint Allen. A timeout by Syracuse. Another run by Allen. An incomplete pass, as C.J. Hayes, the Michigan State transfer, can’t haul it in.
UConn drive start at 8:22 at own 30-yard line
McDonald and Austin Roon are the two linebackers with a four-man front here for the Orange. Some young defensive linemen getting some valuable reps here late. Isaiah Johnson, the Dartmouth transfer, makes a play in the run game to bring on another punt for UConn.
That might do it. SU will try to milk the final 6 minutes.
Syracuse drive start at 12:25 at own 28-yard line
Carlos Del Rio-Wilson and the second-team offense takes the field for the Orange.
Shrader ends his day 20-for-23, 287 yards and five total touchdowns (three pass, two rush). Tucker gets a season-high 112 rushing yards and a touchdown on 27 carries (plus 17 more yards on four catches).
Syracuse’s starters, after running 45 first-half plays, ended with 63 plays and another efficient 6.7 yards per play.
The big jump came in the throwing game, where Shrader finished with 14.4 yards per completion.
Dan Villars getting some run here midway through the fourth quarter as SU goes for it on 4th-and-1. SU can’t convert and will turn it over on downs.
UConn drive start at 14:08 at own 25-yard line
Syracuse’s first-team defense still on the field. Jeremiah Wilson in the game and makes a big hit on third down to force another three-and-out. UConn has gone three-and-out five times on this night.
SCORE: Syracuse 48, UConn 14 with 14:07 remaining fourth quarter
The fourth quarter began with Tucker and the first offense on the field.
Under pressure, Shrader withdraws and struggles before being struck. Thought he had crossed the line of scrimmage, but officials declare deliberate grounding, loss of down, and at the 14:20 minute tonight, SU’s punter enters the field for the first time.
Naturally, UConn mispunches, Mikel Jones recovers the ball (you can’t advance the ball), and SU keeps control of the ball in UConn territory. No doubt.
D’Marcus Adams made his first reception and scored a touchdown the following play on a Shrader pass that traveled 39 yards.
END OF THE THIRD QUARTER: Syracuse 41, UConn 14
Syracuse drive start at 0:25 at own 35-yard line
Tonight’s seven possessions have resulted in goals for the Orange (five touchdowns, two field goals). UConn has produced a few significant scoring plays. Other than that, it’s another clean performance from SU, which has decreased the shocking number of penalties from Week 1 while still demonstrating its ability to be a dangerous offensive even when Chris Elmore isn’t on the field. Syracuse VS UConn Football Highlights 2022
UConn drive start at 2:28 at own 25-yard line
UConn tries a trick play here, but Mikel Jones is all over it in the backfield for his second TFL on the night.
On 3rd-and-11, Turner flares it out wide, and Ja’Had Carter pounces for no gain.
UConn will punt, and we should be getting to see Carlos Del Rio-Wilson some in the fourth quarter.
SCORE: Syracuse 41, UConn 14 with 2:29 remaining in third quarter
Syracuse drive start at own 25-yard line
Sean Tucker goes over 100 yards on this drive. Shrader uses his legs to pick up a first down on third down. Syracuse is 5-for-7 on third down tonight.
Pena with an impressive catch near the far sideline, plus another 15 for roughing the passer. It’ll be 1st-and-10 from the UConn 13-yard line.
Shrader fights inside the 10 down to the 7-yard line.
Shrader caps off his fourth touchdown of the day with a 7-yard run.
Syracuse still has not punted today.
Tonight’s attendance: 25,114
SCORE: Syracuse 34, UConn 14 with 6:26 remaining in third quarter
UConn drive start 9:30 at own 25-yard line
UConn answers with another scoring drive on an explosive play, this one covering 56 yards on a swing pass to Aaron Turner.
SCORE: Syracuse 34, UConn 7 with 9:30 remaining in third quarter
Syracuse drive start 12:28 at UConn 30-yard line
Syracuse feeding Tucker some more here in the second half. He breaks for the corner but is cut off inside the 5-yard line then stopped for no gain on the next play.
On 3rd-and-goal from the 5-yard line, Syracuse draws a defensive pass interference on linebacker Jackson Mitchell as Shrader looks to fit one in across the middle near the goal line.
Tucker scores on the next play.
UConn drive start 15:00 at own 25-yard line
Alijah Clark with a huge hit at the start of the second half. The play was reviewed for targeting, but Clark remains in the game. Marlowe Wax with the defensive play of the game to date: He knocks the ball loose from Zion Turner picks up the fumble and returns it for a touchdown. The play is reviewed, and Wax’s knee was down when he scooped up the ball. Syracuse will get possession at the UConn 30-yard line.
Halftime: Syracuse 27, UConn 7
Syracuse had five scoring drives in the first half, all of which ended in scores.
Garrett Shrader, who completed 17 of 20 throws for 222 yards and two touchdowns and added another score and 14 yards on the ground, was responsible for all three scores.
In the first half, Tucker received more than 20 touches, but his explosive plays were restrained. Tucker had 90 all-purpose yards at the end of the first half (73 rushing yards and 17 receiving yards).
In the first half, Syracuse ran 45 plays, returning to the high-energy attack Babers was known for when he originally came to Syracuse from Bowling Green.
Given that Virginia was top-8 in plays per game previous season, Robert Anae also wants to run speed.
SCORE: Syracuse 27, UConn 7 with 19 seconds remaining
Syracuse drive starts 3:38 at own 36-yard line
Shrader tosses it out of bounds while still in the timeout and is struck.
The following play, Courtney Jackson receives a dart from Shrader over the middle for an 18-yard score. There is no question about Jackson’s touchdown.
Near the red region, Syracuse running seems to be encountering some difficulties once more. The football was returned to the UConn 35-yard line due to a holding infraction. Gadsden is then discovered by Shrader in a pocket in the UConn end zone for a 17-yard gain and a first down. With 28 seconds remaining, Syracuse takes its second timeout of the half.
Shrader pumps earlier in the drive and finds Cooper across middle. Tonight, the Orange hasn’t thrown a punt.
For a terrific first-down pickup, Shrader finds Max Mang dragging across the field. Tucker gets a first down and makes the first man miss. With two minutes left on the clock, Syracuse has two timeouts left.
During the first half, Tucker received over 20 touches. Before the game was briefly stopped due to a UConn injury, Tucker had 16 carries for 62 yards and 4 catches for an additional 17 yards. The longest scrimmage play was 13 yards long.
UConn drive starts 4:56 at own 20-yard line
Carter trips and loses 2 yards to put UConn behind schedule on a critical drive. Syracuse will look to get a stop and add another score before half.
It’ll have that chance as the Huskies go three-and-out for the third time in four drives this half.
SCORE: Syracuse 20, UConn 7 with 5:02 remaining in second quarter
Syracuse drive starts 11:39 at own 27-yard line
Coming out of a timeout, Shrader pulls the ball and barely gets back to the line of scrimmage. He flings out to Tucker on 3rd-and-goal, and the tailback is swarmed to bring on Andre Szmyt for a short field goal.
Syracuse chewed up more than 6 minutes of clock but stalled out in the red zone for the second time this half.
The drive started after Marlowe Wax fields the kickoff, and SU gets a chunk gain on the first play on a 13-yard blast up the middle by Tucker, his longest run of the night.
Shrader picks up a first down with his legs, then steps up and buys time to find Cooper over the middle for another first down. Huskies don’t really have an answer for Shrader, who Jim Mora said earlier in the week was a better thrower than Taysom Hill and Bryce Perkins at this stage of his career.
UConn finally Shrader down behind the line of scrimmage for a big loss.
Isaiah Jones uses his body well to box out the defender and go up for the 23-yard catch inside the 10-yard line. Syracuse hitting on a couple deep balls here in the first half.
Shrader is thrown for a loss, and UConn calls its first timeout of the half as Syracuse spreads out the formation with Tucker in the slot.
SCORE: Syracuse 17, UConn 7 with 11:45 remaining second quarter
UConn crosses the midfield tonight for the first time. Turner is almost sacked by Rob Hanna, who is hunting him. Turner lost his shoe during the one-yard loss, and the false start caused UConn to lose another five yards.
On second down, Nate Carter makes a big gain to set up a third-and-four situation at the SU 33-yard line. Then Carter gains the edge and obtains another first down in the end zone.
Devontae Houston bursts through a gap on a score run of 28 yards.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: SYRACUSE 17, UCONN 0
UConn drive starts 1:47 at own 21-yard line
Garrett Williams with a big collision on Jones. UConn picks up its first, first down on the next play.
Chase Simmons and Kevon Darton in across the defensive line. UConn pushes the ball to the perimeter and throws a couple blocks to spring Devontae Houston for a chunk gain as the opening quarter comes to a close.
Shrader with a tidy 9-for-11 for 127 and two total touchdowns after one quarter.
SCORE: Syracuse 17, UConn 0 with 1:52 remaining first quarter
Syracuse drive starts 3:25 at own 39-yard line
Orange start out with good field position for the second-straight possession. Robert Anae feeding Tucker early, but UConn has made him work.
Shrader with a dime up top to Alford for the quick-strike touchdown. It covered 47 yards.
Syracuse with a methodical opening quarter.
UConn drive starts 4:20 at own 22-yard line
Jason Simmons makes his season debut and closes strong on a pass to the flat for a short gain.
Zion Turner’s pass sails on the receiver toward the sideline and falls incomplete.
Huskies go three-and-out on their second drive after Turner is under immediate fire.
SCORE: Syracuse 10, UConn 0 with 4:26 remaining in first quarter
Syracuse drive starts 7:55 at its own 49
On SU’s second drive, rookie lineman Wes Hoeh entered the contest. When it wants to go into 11 persons, he is acting as the upback by default.
To move the chains, Shrader keeps it on third-and-five. In the early going of this season, the Orange hasn’t had a lot of three-and-outs.
Despite being hit as he throws, Shrader completes the pass to Jackson.
Trebor Pena receives the ball quickly from Shrader, beats a defender to it, and scoops up a significant gain of 17 yards to the 12-yard line.
Shrader stretches the play on 3rd-and-7 from the 9-yard line in an effort to connect with Damien Alford in the back of the end zone. He misses the large receiver. SU had a prohibited person downfield. Here’s the.
UConn drive starts 9:59 at its own 20
Nate Carter picks up 8 yards on his first carry for the Huskies, who then retreat for a couple losses on back-to-back plays for a quick three-and-out. Mikel Jones in there for the TFL on third down.
UConn’s punt travels just 25 yards, and the Orange will start at midfield.
The crowd comes alive when an actual husky is shown on the video board.
SCORE: Syracuse 7, UConn 0 with 10:04 remaining in first quarter
Syracuse drive starts 14:55 at its own 31
Garrett Shrader picks up where he left off a week ago, delivering a strike over the middle to Courtney Jackson to set up a short touchdown leap by the quarterback on first-and-goal.
Shrader finds Devaughn Cooper on the run to pick up 7 yards and bring up 3rd-and-short. Shrader then finds Oroide Gadsden over the middle to move the chains and pick up an early first down.
Update: Safety Jason Simmons Jr. made the trip and is presumably available to suit up for the first time this season. Simmons missed last week’s game against Louisville after being in and out of practice throughout the preseason because of an upper-body injury.
Linebacker Derek McDonald will wear No. 15, with defensive back Neil Nunn not on the trip.
Earlier: Greetings from East Hartford, where I’ll be your chaperone this evening as Syracuse (1-0, 1-0 ACC) takes on old Big East rival UConn (1-1).
Syracuse’s last trip here came in 2016, Dino Babers’ first season. This year’s meeting features another first-year head coach in Jim Mora. Syracuse VS UConn Football Highlights 2022
The Orange enters the game as 20-point favorites. A noon kick against Big Ten foe Purdue awaits next week.
If this unfolds as expected, SU should be able to rest its starters in the second half.
In last week’s 31-7 victory over Louisville, Babers made the decision to keep running back Sean Tucker in the contest late in the game. Given that Tucker had left the field for a brief period earlier in the game and had been examined by doctors at halftime, it surprised some spectators.
In response to a caller’s question, Babers clarified his thinking on his weekly radio show, which was broadcast Thursday night on the Syracuse Sports Network by Learfield.
Babers stated that he wanted Tucker, a Heisman Trophy front-runner, to surpass 100 yards. He pulled him after letting him go till he reached the mark. Babers reasoned that the first-team offensive line would continue to play if Tucker was going to stay in the game in order to safeguard the star running back. Garrett Shrader, the quarterback, was also not coming out because doing so would have allowed the defenders to focus on Tucker in the RPO game.
This week, we’ll see if Tucker can spare the fans from having to endure any more discomfort. Syracuse VS UConn Football Highlights 2022