Syracuse 36 - Wake Forest 29 (OT): Links, Recaps, Videos & Whatnot

The Syracuse Orange completed a massive comeback Thursday night when they topped the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 36-29 in overtime to win their season opener. Let's take a look around to see what everyone has to say on the matter.

So you know that TD that Ryan Nassib threw in overtime and that amazing catch by Van Chew to seal the game? Yeah, that was all by accident...

"To be honest with you, I was trying to throw it away," Nassib said of the throw. "I was just trying not to get it picked."

Antwon Bailey had a rough start and his fumble seemed, at the time, to ice the game for the Orange. Then, he flipped a switch and took over. Brent Axe saw what he expected to see out of the senior.

Bailey started slow, like the rest of the offense, but eventually settled into a grove, hitting the hole with purpose, demonstrated good patience, read his o-line well, and proved that this "little guy" can be physical as well.

I'm expecting big things from Bailey this season and nothing I saw in this game has me backing off that opinion.

If you watched Kevyn Scott all night, then you realize that the CB epitomized the Syracuse defense Thursday night.

The senior got beat on a couple pass plays through the first three quarters. He had to leave the game in the third quarter with a leg injury. And later in that period, he took a bad angle on a quick hitch that Wake Forest wide receiver Chris Givens took all the way for six.

But, like the rest of his Orange teammates, he turned it around in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Scott cut in front of Givens for an interception that gave SU a chance to win the game in regulation. And on the last play of overtime, his blanket coverage sealed Syracuse's come-from-behind win.

Did you leave the game early and miss the comeback victory? Doug Marrone ain't mad at (though he did notice...).

"I appreciate the fans, they helped us win this game at the end. And if you wound up leaving, you missed a great game."

Syracuse won its season opener for the second year in a row, first time since 1999 and 2000. We also beat an ACC team at home for the first time since 1994. Love seeing these kinds of stats and streaks go down...let's keep it up.

GRAND OPENING: SU rallies from 15 points down, defeats Wake Forest in overtime season opener...Daily Orange

Syracuse Football vs Wake Forest Recap: The Sunny Side...Brent Axe

Syracuse Football vs Wake Forest Recap: The Dark Side...Brent Axe

Syracuse Football vs Wake Forest Recap: This, That, and the Other Thing...Brent Axe

For Syracuse, one play turned the tide against Wake Forest...Dave Rahme

Syracuse football team's comeback conquest of Wake Forest was simply stunning...Bud Poliquin

Wake collapses, loses to Syracuse 36-29. Different verse, same as the first...Blogger So Dear

Syracuse Football: 'Dude, You Missed It!'...SB Nation NY

Syracuse-Wake Forest Diary...The Juice

Instant Juice: Syracuse 36, Wake Forest 29...The Juice

Big East opens play 3-0...Andrea Adelson

Syracuse wins in OT...NY Post

SU fans have high hopes after Orange's big win...YNN

 


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