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Syracuse vs. Wake Forest: Statistical Breakdown

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Diving into yesterday's numbers.

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For the first time in over a month, the Syracuse Orange won a football game yesterday, beating the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 30-7 in Winston-Salem.

Let's take a closer look at SU's statistics from the victory:

Offense

AJ Long: 22-of-32, 171 yards, 0 TDs, 0 interceptions; 5 carries, 9 yards, 1 TD; 57.8 QBR

Rushing: 38 carries, 199 yards, 1 TD (six rushers)

Total Offense: 370 yards

Red Zone: 4 Attempts, 1 TD, 3 FGs (not too bad!)

Defense

Yards Allowed: 170

Yards Allowed Per Rush: 2.0 yard AVG

Red Zone: 1 Attempt, 1 TD

Turnovers: 1 fumble recovered (for a TD!), 1 interception (again: for a TD!)

Special Teams

Net Punting: 44.3 yard AVG (6 punts, 266 yards)

Kickoff Returns: 14.0 yard AVG (1 return, 14 yards)

Kick Return Defense: 24.5 yard AVG (2 returns, 49 yards)

Punt Returns: 3.0 yard AVG (2 returns, 6 yards)

Punt Return Defense: 23.5 yard AVG (2 returns, 47 yards)

Field Goals: 3 Attempts, 3 FGs (32, 41, and 27 yards)

Time Of Possession

Orange Possession: 31:47

Demon-Deacon Possession: 28:13

Other Stats

Third Down Efficiency: 9-for-19

Third Down Defense: 3-for-15

Penalties: 6 for 55 yards

Woo! For once, that was fun.