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Syracuse vs. Duke: Statistical Breakdown

The Orange lost yesterday. Let's break it down statistically.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

In losing to the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, the Syracuse Orange lost the slim hope they still had at becoming bowl eligible this season.

Let's take a closer look at SU's statistics in the loss:


Passing: 17-of-32, 105 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT

Rushing: 37 attempts, 142 yards, 1 TD

Total Offense: 224 yards

Red Zone: 2 attempts, 1 TD, 1 FG


Yards Allowed: 259

Yards Allowed Per Rush: 3.0

Red Zone: 2 attempts, 2 FGs

Turnovers: 1 interception (Brandon Reddish)

Special Teams

Net Punting: 46.2 yard AVG (9 punts, 416 yards)

Kickoff Returns: 17.0 yard AVG (2 returns, 34 yards)

Kickoff Return Defense: 19.0 yard AVG (3 returns, 57 yards)

Punt Returns: N/A

Punt Return Defense: 17.7 yard AVG (6 returns, 106 yards), 1 TD

Field Goals: 1 attempt, 1 FG (27 yards)

Time of Possession

Orange Possession: 30:31

Blue Devil Possession: 29:29

Other Stats

Third Down Efficiency: 4-of-16

Third Down Defense: 8-of-19

Penalties: 7 for 55 yards