Syracuse Daily Links - Sir Alec Lemon On Verge Of School Record

LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 17: Wide receiver Alec Lemon #15 of the Syracuse Orangemen hangs on to a 15 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against cornerback Anthony Brown #16 of the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. USC won 38-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Big East Notebook: Syracuse WR Alec Lemon bearing down on record -
Senior wide receiver Alec Lemon needs just six catches to become the all-time leader in catches at Syracuse. That's quite a feat, considering the Orange produced such prolific NFL receivers as Art Monk, Marvin Harrison and, one of Lemon's coaches, Rob Moore.

Youngsters 12 and under can watch Syracuse football for free Saturday |
The free youth tickets are available at the ticket booths outside of the Carrier Dome at gates A, B, C and E. Limited edition New York's College Team bracelets also will be handed out to the first 10,000 fans in attendance. The free youth admission is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Sports.

Syracuse University football offensive tackle Justin Pugh joined fellow linemen in drills today |
Pugh will not play Saturday when the Orange (0-2) faces FCS opponent Stony Brook (2-0). He has been replaced by sophomore Sean Hickey, who has done an admirable job thus far and could move back to his more natural right tackle spot to challenge senior Lou Alexander when Pugh is ready to return.

The Alphabetical, Week 2: The Week Of The Bulldog -
Unremarked on and unnoticed by most, the second leading passer in the country at this point is Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, who has been on a tear against good competition, and now has to play the Big East, and this is where we make the obligatory remark about Ryan Nassib playing in the Big East, and therefore now playing weaker competition the rest of the way after starting with Northwestern and USC. I say that because whatever happens out of this, someone will divine a way to say "LOL Big East" at the end of it, even if Nassib finishes with 4,000 passing and 35 TDs on the year. It is the way of the universe: blame it, not me.

Syracuse football punters must do better, head coach says |
"I do have a concern, and I addressed it with the players, about the location of our punts. Early on, location and distance have caused a lot of pressure on our coverage unit," Marrone said.

Syracuse University football offense emerges from obscurity to join the national leaders |
The Orange is No. 21 in total offense, averaging 525.5 yards per game. It is tied for No. 40 in scoring offense at 35.0 points per game. It is No. 3 in passing yards per game with 402. It is tied for No. 9 in first downs with 30 per game. Individually senior quarterback Ryan Nassib is No. 2 in the nation with 37.5 completions per game, No. 2 in passing yards per game with 402 and is tied for No. 2 in total offense with 418 yards per game. Senior wide receiver Marcus Sales is tied for No. 4 in receptions per game (10) and is No. 9 in receiving yards per game with 116.5.

Syracuse Football and Metlife Stadium: How is the honeymoon going? |
As the fourth quarter began and the scoreboard read "USC 21, Syracuse 16," you couldn't help but wonder what kind of advantage Syracuse was handing over by not playing this game at home. You couldn't help but wonder what kind of influence a loud crowd and the sticky conditions of the Carrier Dome would have had on USC, especially in what was a close game for a stretch.

One World Concert | One World Community Foundation | Syracuse University
The all-star lineup scheduled to perform includes Don Was and his All-Star Band, Dave Matthews, Swizz Beatz, Natasha Bedingfield, David Crosby, Counting Crows, Roberta Flack, Nelly Furtado, Andy Grammer, Engelburt Humperdinck, Emmanuel Jal, Angélique Kidjo, Liel Kolet, Cyndi Lauper, Andy Madadian, Souad Massi, Matisyahu, Nas, Phillip Phillips, A.R. Rahman, David Sanborn, Joanne Shenandoah, Voices of Afghanistan and Bebe Winans. Phil Ramone will serve as music producer and Whoopi Goldberg as emcee for the concert. For more information on the evening's performers, click here.

Former Syracuse basketball player Andy Rautins will go to camp with Oklahoma City Thunder |
After playing in Europe last season, former Syracuse University basketball player Andy Rautins has been invited to the Oklahoma City Thunder's training camp, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

A Tale of Two Upsets: Why ULM Beat Arkansas, But Syracuse Couldn’t Beat USC | Atlantic Coast Convos
SU coach Doug Marrone wanted his team to believe they could knock off the second-ranked team in the land on Saturday, and for the most part they did believe it was possible. On the ride down from Central New York, in the locker room and in pre-game warm-ups, there’s a good chance that message still permeated through the minds of every Orange player. But then the proverbial glass slipper was forcibly removed the second the game started. Why? Conservative play-calling.

USC- 42, Syracuse 29- Not as Bad as is Looked | Bleeding Orange
If you had told me that Syracuse would cover the spread by half against, USC, I would have been happy. If you had told me the Orange would only be down 14-3 (should have been 14-7) at halftime, I would have been giddy. If you had told me that they’d be tied at nil after the first quarter, I would have simply called bullshit. Yet all those things happened on Saturday and, despite a lopsided score, this Syracuse team showed what it’s made of.

This week Kenny Haas recaps the Syracuse game vs. USC, an embarrassing loss by the Buffalo Bills, and the Central NY Football Curse.

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