We're all aware of the progress Syracuse has been making towards becoming a legitimate college football team again. After almost 10 years of obscurity brought on by Greg Robinson, the light finally came with Doug Marrone. With Doug, we've already eclipsed Greg Robinson's win total, and we won the Pinstripe Bowl in our own home state. While this is all well and good, we all know the mark of a true champion football team is in its ability to rack up misdemeanors and the occasional felony from it's players. After this weekend, we can finally be safe in saying that Syracuse is once again a force to be reckoned with, as thanks to Marcus Sales we leaped all the way from 1 to 15 points and 4th place in the latest Fulmer Cup Standings.
Every Day Should Be Saturday head honcho and writer Spencer Hall even remarked upon the fact that this crime was simply a reflection of Syracuse's new found commitment to excellence on and off the field:
Just look at the diligence of senior starting wide receiver Marcus Sales, for instance. He wasn't going to be caught with the usual half-gram of loose shake weed rolling around his glove compartment. No: this is no slovenly Greg Robinson operation here. If things were going to go sideways, they were going to do so with Doug Marrone-like attention to detail, and a real care for the little things.
Along with vaulting Syracuse to 4th, Marcus Sales 14 point total in a single incident vaulted him into a commanding lead for the Ellis T. Jones III award, for highest individual point scorer in a cup season (Ellis T. Jones III, a legend to be sure). So while Marcus Sales may leave our X receiver position thin as he more than likely gets booted off the team, at least he left us the parting gift of getting ranked in the Top 10 for the 3rd most prestigious College Football Rankings in existence.