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Syracuse football: first down offense vs Georgia Tech

A lot of LeQuint Allen in Atlanta

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange wasn’t as effective with this ground-based attack last weekend. The first half saw Syracuse try some different looks with Ike Daniels and Braden Davis catching passes and that opening drive worked well until the double-penalty on Umari Hatcher wiped out a touchdown.

The rest of the opening half featured very little offense from the Orange as the team just couldn’t get the element of surprise working to keep the running game on track.

First down offense vs GT

Run or Pass- 1H Yards Run or Pass- 2H Yards
Run or Pass- 1H Yards Run or Pass- 2H Yards
Run (Allen) 3 Run (Villari) 6
Run (Allen) 6 Run (Allen) 6
Pass (Daniels) 4 Pass (Allen) 0
Pass (Davis) 7 Run (Villari) 4 TD
Run (Allen) -1 Run (Allen) 2
Run (Allen) 3 Pass (Allen) 7
Run (Allen) 0 Run (Villari) 6
Pass (Allen) 5 Run (Villari) 1
Run (Allen) 1 Pass (Allen) 3
Pass (Brown) 2 Run (Allen) 11
Pass (Alford) 12
Pass (Allen) 0
Run (Allen) 23
Run (Allen) 2 TD
Pass (Interception) 0
1st Half Plays Yards Avg yards per play
Run 6 12 3
Pass 4 16 4
Total 10 28 2.8
2nd Half Plays Yards Avg yards per play
Run 9 61 6.77
Pass 6 22 3.66
Total 15 83 5.53
Game Total Plays Yards Avg yards per play
Run 15 73 4.87
Pass 10 38 3.8
Total 25 111 4.44

It was a bit better in the second half as Dan Villari and LeQuint Allen once again showed a lot of heart. Neither player wanted to leave Atlanta without a win and both played a big role in getting Syracuse into a position to win the game. It wasn’t enough, but the two have shown that they could be building blocks for the next Orange Head Coach in 2024.

Will this week’s offense bring anything new? Come back next week when we review.