Smith Continues to Find the Endzone

Jerome Smith has help in the backfield as the Orange rotate four talented players into the ground attack. Despite that, he already has five touchdowns through three games.

Jerome Smith took most of the 2012 season to get on the scoreboard for Syracuse. Despite putting up big yardage in some games, he struggled to find the endzone. That is not the case in 2013.

After rushing for two scores in the season opener against Penn State, the junior running back added another score against Northwestern. But maybe his best performance came in the home opener on Saturday.

Smith ran with power and exploded through running lanes on his way to 61-yards on 14 carries, despite his long only being 15-yards. He added two more scores to bring his season total to five, two more than he had in all of last season. 

As the Orange inch closer to ACC play, Smith figures to be a key factor in Syracuse's success. Smith leads a stable of talented running backs that will counted on to produce in their bigger games. 

If Smith continues to get stronger as the season goes, as he did in 2012, the Orange should be confident in how their ground game will develop going forward.

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