Syracuse Defeats Wagner: By The Numbers

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange defeated the Wagner Seahawks 54-0 and here's how we break down the numbers...

The Syracuse Orange defeated the Wagner Seahawks 54-0 and here's how we break down the numbers...

0 - Points scored by Wagner. The first shutout for the Syracuse defense since 2005 against the Buffalo Bulls. Last one before that, 1997, a 56-0 win over East Carolina.

1 - Career wins as a head coach for Scott Shafer. In coach's words, "let's get number two as fast as possible."

4.4 - Jerome Smith's YPC. The junior finished with 61 yards and 2 TDS. Slump-buster!

9 - As in 9-0, the score after Ryan Norton pooched an extra point. The replacement kicker did make two field goals (34, 32) but missed this XP and another FG (35).

24 - Passing yards for Charley Loeb. Yay RGLCL!

34 - Yards gained by Wagner's Dominique Williams. A stark contract to last season when Stony Brook ran wild on the Orange.

43 - Riley Dixon's punting average on the day. He booted four and maintained that average that earned him the starting gig this week.

45 - All-purpose yards for Ashton Broyld. Broyld caught seven balls out of the backfield and even threw one for eight yards. He continues to be an important cog in the offense, he just needs to break through for a big play.

47 - Return yards on the interception by Cameron Lynch. One of two interceptions on the day.

53 - Receiving yards for Chris Clark, who also caught two touchdowns.

54 - The margin of victory. The 2nd-biggest ever in a home-opener (56 vs. Buffalo, 2000).

62 - Yards for Drew Allen. Allen started the game in much the same shape as he's been in all season. After getting replaced by Hunt, he returned later in the day to put together an 8-11, 62-yard, TD statline. Too little, too late.

86 - Number of wins all-time for SU home openers. Orange are now 86-32-4.

87 - Total yards on the day by Wagner. It's the first time Syracuse has held an opponent under 100 total yards since Rutgers in 1997.

147 - Receiving yards by Jarrod West, who played after finding out his grandfather passed away that morning. He finished with five catches and a TD.

265 - Passing yards for Terrel Hunt. Goes with three TDs and a 15-of-18 performance. Quite frankly, if Terrel didn't win the QB job outright Saturday, he basically forced Drew Allen to have the game of his life next weekend in order to make it a race again.

595 - Total yards gained by Syracuse on the day. Goodness gravy. More of that, please.

699 - SU's all-time wins total, which keeps pace with Virginia Tech for 15th place overall.

33,299 - Announced attendance for the 2013 home opener, the sixth-worst opening attendance in Carrier Dome history (Man, we must have been terrible last year, we...oh...we won eight games and went a bowl...oh...weird...).

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