Orange falls to 1-3

Syracuse faced its first true road test of 2012 on Saturday in Minnesota and came up seven points short against the undefeated Golden Gophers.

Syracuse struggled out of the gate again. On the first play from scrimmage, a dropped Jarrod West pass led to an interception. The Orange defense stayed strong though, forcing two missed Minnesota field goals en route to a 7-3 first half deficit.

The Gophers took The Opening drive of the second half in for a touchdown on Donnell Kirkwood's 2nd of the game. Turnovers continue to plague Syracuse as Nassib threw an interception on 3rd and goal. On the next Orange possession, Ashton Broyld fumbled in the Minnesota redzone.

The Gopher defense shut the Syracuse offense down the rest of the way, and Minnesota added a field goal late in the fourth quarter. Nassib hit Sales for a late touchdown and the Orange fell 17-10 to move to 1-3 on the season.

During the game, Alec Lemon broke the all-time career receptions mark. He has 142 catches for his career.


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