"This is quite an honor for me. I grew up loving the game of football not too far from here, White Plains, N.Y," Monk said on Monday at a press conference. "But I never thought I had the ability or the talent to really do anything with it."
In 287 minutes last season, Carter-Williams finished with a total of 70 points, 46 assists, 38 rebounds, 26 steals and five blocks. In the 190 minutes this season, Carter-Williams already has accumulated 69 points, 57 assists, 39 rebounds, 22 steals and four blocks to average on the season 11.5 points, 9.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 0.7 blocks.
Currently sporting a 24.2 average margin of victory, the Orange is hammering its opponents. With a tough 9-point win on the road in Arkansas serving as the only single digit triumph, this year’s team has been making impressive statements against strong and lesser opponents alike. Of course, as Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim as noted, there are still improvements to be made, but this team is off to a very strong start.
here is a list of offensive records the 2012 Orange set this season: Total offensive yards: 5,681; Yards per game: 473.4; Total plays: 939; Passing yards: 3,619; Passing yards per game: 301.6; Completions: 283; Pass attempts: 449; First downs: 276.
The Syracuse women’s basketball team improved to 8-1 with a 66-28 thrashing over Wagner. Kayla Alexander recorded a double double with an explosive 34 points and 13 rebounds. The Orange had a 10 point lead at the half, and never looked back. Carmen Tyson-Thomas became the latest member of the 1,000 point club for Syracuse, becoming just the 22nd player in program history to reach the feat. The Orange are next in the Carrier Dome Saturday against Loyola.
"I think we’re going to be motivated to play based on what happened last year," Holgorsen said of the 49-23 whipping his team endured in the Carrier Dome. "We went up to Syracuse, and they out-coached us and out-played us."
According to numerous NFL talent evaluators to whom I've spoken recently, the group of potential 2013 rookie starters also includes Arkansas' Tyler Wilson, Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, North Carolina State's Mike Glennon and Florida State's E.J. Manuel. Additionally, early-entry candidates Aaron Murray of Georgia, Tyler Bray of Tennessee and Tajh Boyd of Clemson could be in the mix if they declare for next spring's draft.
"I don’t care what people say," Jim declared the other night. "I try to give my opinion where we are. They can think we’re bad or good or great. That’s fine. But if they think it’s going to be easy, that’s it’s already done, that this team is already there, it’s just not the way it is. We can get to be a good team, but it’s going to take a long time."
Six games into the season, the only player to score in double figures every game is senior guard Brandon Triche, who's averaging 15 point per game and shooting an outstanding 45-percent from the field.
A look back on all of the top plays and moments in Syracuse Athletics during the 2012 Fall Semester.