The Syracuse Orange football season ended in disappointing fashion. However, quite a few record books were rewritten along the way by SU players.
Well, there's technically only one record book. But that's neither here nor there.
Ryan Nassib has benefited from Syracuse's new-found interest in passing the football. He broke Marvin Graves' single-season passing yard record (2,547), throwing for 2,685 yards. Nassib also finished the season with 22 touchdown passes, which tied Donovan McNabb & Don McPherson for the most in a year. His 259 completions is far and away the most in school history, smashing his own previous record of 202.
He's also now fourth on SU's career passing yardage list with 5,441 yards. If Ryan wants a chance to catch Graves for the all-time record, he's gonna have to kick things up a notch (8,466).
Antwon Bailey leaves the program as the all-time leader in receiving yards by a running back with 706. He also eclipsed the 1,000 rushing yards mark this year, making him the 10th RB in school history to do so.
Nick Provo became SU's all-time leader in receptions by a tight end (92 for 1,027 yards). He also ended his career on a 25-game reception streak.
Sir Alec Lemon caught 68 passes in 2011, which is a school record. If he keeps this up, he'll obliterate the career record of 139 held by by Scott Schwedes & Shelby Hill. Lemon currently has 129.
Chandler Jones ended the season with 147 career tackles, which makes him ninth all-time in tackles by Syracuse down lineman.
Finally, and most oddly, Jeremiah Kobena garnered 1,027 kick return yards on the year, which was the second-best single-season output in school history.
Golf claps to all.