According to collegefootballnews.com, the Pinstripe Bowl was ranked second best bowl game of the season (A "Classic"), ahead of each of the BCS games and even the title game last night. I posted the text after the jump...or you can just click this link.
Personally, I stopped paying a lot of attention to that site after they declared RJ Anderson was going to be a star after the 2001 season (I guess a lot of people in Syracuse believed that too though...but I digress). So I guess what I, trying to say that I'm glad that even folks whom I disagree mightily with at times could see that the Pinstripe Bowl was a thoroughly good game. The best part of the write-up: Though they do mention the late penalty, they didn't criticize it one bit.
Good job, CFN! You finally got something right (at least, this syracuse football fan thinks so)
2. 2010 New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse 36 … Kansas State 34
What Happened: In a wild game, the two teams traded big offensive punches with Kansas State answering late with a 30-yard Adrian Hilburn catch to pull the Cats within two with 1:13 to play, but he was hit with an unsportsmanlike penalty after saluting the crowd. The two point conversion attempt failed, the onside kick attempt didn’t go ten yards, and Syracuse survived. The Orange got three touchdown catches from Marcus Sales, with scoring plays from 52 and 36 yards away in the first half for a 14-7 lead, and a 44-yard play in the fourth. As good as he was, RB Delone Carter had the bigger game with touchdown runs from seven and 15 yards away while running for 198 yards. KSU kept pressing as neither team ever got up by more than one score. Daniel Thomas started off the scoring with a 51-yard dash less than 30 seconds in the game, and he added two more scoring runs from ten and one yard away. SU’s Ross Krautman missed a key extra point in the third, forcing the team to go for two, and miss, on the third Sales scoring catch, but he hit a 40-yard field goal with just over three minutes left for an eight point lead forcing KSU to go for its ill-fated two-point attempt.
Player of the Game: Syracuse RB Delone Carter ran 27 times for 198 yards and two touchdowns.
Stat Leaders: Kansas Sate – Passing: Carson Coffman, 17-23, 228 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: Daniel Thomas, 22-90, 3 TD Receiving: Adrian Hilburn, 5-84, 1 TD
Syracuse – Passing: Ryan Nassib, 13-21, 239 yds, 3 TD
Rushing: Delone Carter, 27-198, 2 TD Receiving: Marcus Sales, 5-172, 2 TD
Bowl Notes: Syracuse LB Derrell Smith led all tacklers with 11 … Kansas State was 3-for-4 on fourth down conversions, Syracuse was 0-for-2. … Syracuse averaged 308 yards of total offense per game, and came up with 498 against KSU. … Penalties: Kansas State 4-for-99, Syracuse 4-for-45. … Yards per carry: Syracuse 6.0 - Kansas State 3.4 … KSU’s Daniel Thomas ran for just 39 yards after his initial 51-yard dash.