Syracuse Defense Completes Season Long Quest

The Syracuse defense has been solid all season long. In the Texas Bowl against Minnesota, they continued that play by shutting down the strength of the Gopher offense.

Despite all of the great teams across college football in 2013, there is only that has not allowed an individual to rush for over 100-yards on them. That team is the Syracuse Orange.

They were the only such team coming into the Texas Bowl, and held Minnesota running back David Cobb to 91-yards on the ground.

For a defense that has had its share of ups and downs throughout the season, that is quite an accomplishment. It is a testament to the defensive coaching staff, the players and the overall execution of all parties involved.

Overall, the Orange defense held Minnesota to just 3.3-yards per carry and did not allow a score on the ground. The front seven were physical and quick to the ball. They tackled well to keep the Gophers from getting to the second level.

The longest run of the game for Minnesota was just 17-yards.

For seniors Jay Bromley and Marquis Spruill, it was the perfect way to go out, capping a strong defensive season.

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