Both offenses trades field goals early, but the Orange scored the first touchdown on an Adonis Ameen-Moore run out of the tank package. With Syracuse ahead 13-3, Connecticut ran Coach P's classic tight-end throw back to Ryan Griffin to cut it to 13-10. Right before the end of the half, Ryan Nassib hit Beckett Wales off a tank package playaction to give Syracuse a 20-10 halftime lead.
Syracuse takes The Opening drive of the second half and hits Alec Lemon on a career-high 68 yard pass which set up a Prince Tyson-Gulley touchdown run. Late in the third, Nassib hit Lemon on a slant for an 11-yard touchdown to put the game out of reach. The Orange defense held on from there. Syracuse improved to 3-4 on the season, and 2-1 in conference play with the 40-10 victory.
Jerome Smith ran for a career-high 133 yards. Alec Lemon caught 8 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown. Nassib finished 14-20 for 251 yards and two touchdowns.