Syracuse won several battles on the field Saturday against Rutgers, but it failed to win the one that mattered most - the one on the scoreboard. On top of that, three 2013 commits were able to see the game in person since they were being hosted by RU as recruits.
While the status of the commitments of Augustus Edwards, Wayne Williams and Devan Carter - who were there - is not up in the air at this point, they got a first hand look at what the 2-4 Orange looks like.
Several commits in the class let CuseNation.com know how they were feeling soon after witnessing the game.
Three-star DT Wayne Williams: "I'm blank, really. (We're) Losing highly winnable games, it's hard to call. I've been hoping from game to game..."
Three-star RB Augustus Edwards: "I was at the game, they made a lot of costly mistakes. (But) They'll win the rest of (games) in their Big East stretch."
...We just cant close out games."
QB commit Austin Wilson: "I feel like they played good for the most part, but just couldn't execute when they got from the 35 (yard-line) in. That's what ultimately hurt them."
LB commit Devan Carter: "I feel like they played hard, they just need to reduce turnovers and (play) better coverage. Those types of things (turnovers) kill teams always. I feel a team with the least turnovers and penalties and best line will win, always."
Three-star TE Tyler Provo: "I didn't watch the game..." (Note: Provo, who missed several games with a high ankle sprain, is back in action for Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage. "I'm feeling much better," he said.)
Syracuse will look to get back on track Friday night against Connecticut at the Carrier Dome.