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Syracuse vs. Florida State: Statistical Breakdown

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Diving into yesterday's numbers.

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I don't often use the word "content" to describe my feelings following 18-point losses. But after the Syracuse Orange fell 38-20 yesterday to the Florida State Seminoles, I can't help but feel encouraged.

The Orange kinda-sorta hung around for longer than I expected they would, and if it weren't for a few crucial dropped passes, the final score might have been even closer.

From Saturday, let's take a closer look at Syracuse's stats:

Offense

Passing:

  • AJ Long: 16-of-27, 167 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions; 46.8 QBR
  • Austin Wilson: 5-of-9, 89 yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception; 28.3 QBR

Rushing: 31 carries (six different rushers), 156 yards, 0 touchdowns

Total Offense: 412 yards

Red Zone: 4 Attempts, 2 FGs

Defense

Yards Allowed: 482 (317 yards passing, 165 yards rushing)

Yards Allowed Per Rush: 4.6 Yard AVG

Red Zone: 5 Attempts, 4 TDs, 1 FG

Turnovers Forced: 2 fumbles recovered

Special Teams

Net Punting: 48.3 Yard AVG (3 punts, 145 yards)

Kickoff Returns: 21.3 Yard AVG (4 returns, 85 yards)

Kick Return Defense: 18.0 Yard AVG (2 returns, 36 yards)

Punt Returns: None

Punt Return Defense: 2.5 Yard AVG (2 returns, 5 yards)

Field Goals: 2 Attempts, 2 FGs (21 and 32 yards)

Time of Possession

Orange Possession: 23:33

Seminole Possession: 36:27

Other Stats

Third Down Efficiency: 7-of-14

Third Down Defense: 6-of-10

Penalties: 7 for 64 yards