Antwon Bailey, Kevyn Scott, Michael Acchione, Ian Allport, Torrey Ball, Van Chew, Olando Fisher, Ollie Haney, Michael Hay, Shane Kimmel, Tombe Kose, Nick Lepak, Jarel Lowery, Mikhail Marinovich, Nick Provo, Andrew Tiller, Thomas Trendowski.
If you're in the Dome tomorrow when the Syracuse Orange take on the Cincinnati Bearcats, make sure to take a moment to cheer for these guys in particular. Barring the last-minute creation of The New York Bowl in the Carrier Dome, it's the last time you'll be able to see any of them under the Dome roof.
Bailey reminisces about his time in orange. He might have played in the shadows of other running backs for most of his career, he'll leave with quite a few honors and good memories of his own.
Bailey also will leave as SU’s all-time leader in receptions by a running back. Bailey has 81 catches, well ahead of Duane Kinnon’s 61. He is all but certain to surpass Kinnon for second in receiving yardage (Bailey has 620 yards and Kinnon 629) by a back – and he could threaten the record of 701 career yards set by Damien Rhodes.
Cornerback Kevyn Scott might as well be the prototype for the kind of student-athlete that Doug Marrone wants to play for him. And Scott returns that respect right back to his coach.
"That’s why I have the utmost respect for him, because he’s really concerned with developing the man," Scott said. "He’s really concerned with me 10 years from now when I’m a father, a work professional. What he’s teaching us now is going to benefit us down the road. Some of the guys may not see it now, but once you see it you kind of realize that what this guy’s doing for me I’m going to be able to take with me forever."
Dave Rahme has some brief breakdowns of the rest of the senior class, including Provo, who will go down as one of the best tight ends in school history, and Acchione, who only has two receptions on his entire career but a game-winning touchdown was one of them.
Just because it's Senior Day and the Orange need to get bowl eligible, don't think they're the only ones with something to play for. The Bearcats are in the midst of a two-game losing streak and are watching their season fall apart. They also lost to the Orange last year and don't want to see that happen again:
"We're a different team than last year," said linebacker J.K. Schaffer. "I wouldn't even compare it. We know what we've got to do. We have better leadership. We won't have a repeat of last year. I wouldn't say we're desperate, but it's a must-win for us."
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