Was I the only one to go to sleep last night hoping we would wake up today to learn Friday's game was merely a nightmare we had dreamt? Because I did. And, hey, it turned out to be half true!
The game was a nightmare. But we sure as hell didn't dream it.
On a nationally-televised stage, the Syracuse Orange were beat 28-6 by a Louisville Cardinals team that, frankly, didn't even play that well. It was embarrassing. To see just how embarrassing, let's take a closer look at the stats...
Terrel Hunt: 17-of-32, 196 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions; 20.6 QBR; 5 carries for 8 yards (rough night, Terrell, rough night)
Rushing: 25 carries (by six different runners, including Hunt) for 59 yards
Total Offense: 255 yards
Red Zone: 2 Attempts, 2 FGs
Yards Allowed: 352 total yards (174 passing, 178 rushing)
Yards Per Rush: 3.7 Yard AVG
Red Zone: 4 Attempts, 3 TDs, 0 FGs
Turnovers forced: 2 (1 fumble recovered, 1 INT)
Missed Tackles: A lot
Net Punting: 44.4 Yard AVG (7 punts, 311 yards)
Kickoff Returns: 13.0 Yard AVG (3 returns, 39 yards)
Kick Return Defense: 25.0 Yard AVG (5 returns, 125 yards)
Punt Returns: 10.3 Yard AVG (3 returns, 31 yards)
Punt Return Defense: 7.0 Yard AVG (3 returns, 21 yards)
Field Goals: 2 Attempts, 2 FGs (21 yards and 24 yards)
Time of Possession
Orange Possession: 23:02
Cardinal Possession: 36:58
Third Down Efficiency: 5-of-16
Third Down Defense: 7-of-16
Penalties: 7 for 75 yards