Hunt spikes ball near goal line to end 1st half as SU wastes scoring opportunity

first_imgThe chains were still being moved when Terrel Hunt spiked the ball at the Louisville 41-yard line.He had already tried to signal for a timeout he didn’t have on first-and-10, wasting crucial seconds. There were nine left in the second quarter and Syracuse was down by nine. After the spike, on second-and-10 he lofted a 39-yard pass between two defenders to Jarrod West, who fell at the Louisville 2.If SU was to spike the ball again, three seconds had to be run off, per a 2013 change to NCAA rules. But only two seconds remained. Hunt spiked it and the half ended.“We rushed judgment, we tried to spike it and we ran out of time,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “If we had had three we would’ve had a shot there.”The Orange (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) ultimately fell to Louisville (5-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) 28-6 on Friday night in front of 37,569 in the Carrier Dome. But the series of errors at the end of the first half cost SU a chance to close the gap on the Cardinals and enter halftime with momentum.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHunt was not available to the media after the game as he was getting treatment.SU wide receiver Ben Lewis said his teammates knew they couldn’t spike the ball and simply got lost in the chaos.“I think we know the rule,” he said. “It was just a hectic situation and obviously next time we’ll handle it a lot better.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 4, 2014 at 12:05 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

Syracuse’s nonconference schedule released

first_imgSyracuse’s nonconference schedule has been fully released, Syracuse Athletics announced Tuesday afternoon. Seven of the 13 games will be in the Carrier Dome.Of the Orange’s non-Atlantic Coast Conference opponents, only one finished last season ranked: No. 2 Mississippi State. The Bulldogs lost the national championship game to South Carolina after snapping then-No. 1 Connecticut’s NCAA-record 111-game win streak.SU will also be taking part in four separate showcases and tournaments. The first is the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, beginning on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. Syracuse will play three games in the tropics, taking on Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and George Washington.Days before Christmas, the Orange will head west to Las Vegas to take on MSU, as well as the University of Nevada Las Vegas, in the Duel in the Desert. SU will also take on Northwestern in the Big Ten/ACC challenge at home and play Coastal Carolina in the Carolinas Challenge on CCU’s campus.After falling in the second round of last season’s NCAA tournament at the hands of UConn, Syracuse will open its season at home against Morgan State on Nov. 10.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on September 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more