In 2010, Nassib orchestrated a comeback within the final eight minutes versus Kansas State Wildcats which ended in a touchdown pass to wide receiver Marcus Sales that would be the difference in the game.
Nassib completed 13 of his 21 attempts for over 200 yards, including three touchdowns, while not throwing a single interception.
But this season, he enters the Pinstripe Bowl even better than in 2010. Nassib has set new school highs at Syracuse University in career completions, passing yards, and yards per game.
He now surveys the field more, not just throwing to the first target he sees.
Along with seeing more targets, Nassib has gotten more receivers involved, spreading the ball around, making it difficult for teams to silence the Orange passing attack because of the need to cover numerous players.
Nassib will enter Yankee Stadium this time more than 1,500 passing yards above his output in 2010 (3,619 to 2,095), with more touchdown passes (24 to 16). His 3,619 passing yards are a single-season record for the Orange.
He has remained consistent in keeping his interceptions under double-digits, with nine this season and eight in 2010.
Nassib's confidence and fearlessness appears to be at an all-time high as he stands at the helm of a team that no longer lays down to take a defeat.