Game Notes: Syracuse vs. Notre Dame

Post-game notes from Syracuse's 31-15 loss to Notre Dame.

TEAM NOTES

- Syracuse rolled up 429 yards of total offense on 68 plays, the third straight game the Orange has topped the 400-yard mark.
- The Orange’s three first-quarter takeaways (INT, 2 fumble recoveries) was one more than its season total coming into the game.
-Syracuse finished the contest with five takeaways, its most since forcing four turnovers (2 INTs, 2 fumbles) at Maryland in 2013.
- Totaled at least 100 yards rushing for the 10th consecutive game. SU has not been held below the century mark since Oct. 19, 2013 at Georgia Tech (75 yards).

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Dyshawn Davis, Sr., LB
- Led the Orange with a career-high 11 tackles (8 solo).
- Credited with the fourth forced fumble of his career, first among active Orange defenders.

Ritchy Desir, Sr., S
- Made the first start of his career as the Orange opened the game with five defensive backs.
- Credited with a season-high nine tackles.

Riley Dixon, Sr., P
- Had a career-long rush of 42 yards in the third quarter on a fake punt.

Durell Eskridge, Jr., S
- Intercepted the fifth pass of his career and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown to make the score 28-15. It was the first pick-six by an Orange defender since Keon Lyn ran back an interception 31 yards for a score at Temple on Nov. 23, 2012.
- Finished the game with a season-high nine tackles.

Brisly Estime, So., WR
- Caught a pass for the eighth straight game, tied for the longest active streak on the team with Ashton Broyld.
- Had a career-long, 38-yard reception on SU’s first offensive play.

Prince-Tyson Gulley, Gr., RB
- Made three receptions against the Irish and now ranks second on SU’s list for most career receptions by a running. Gulley has 63 career catches. Antwon Bailey (92 receptions) holds the school record.

Terrel Hunt, Sr., QB
- Made his 14th consecutive start.
- Connected on 22-of-38 passes for a personal-best 294 yards.
- Hunt moved past Bill Hurley (228 completions) and into ninth place on SU’s career list for most completions with 233.
- Scored his sixth rushing TD of the year and the 13th of his career. Hunt is tied with several players for ninth on SU’s single-season record list for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, and matched R.J. Anderson (2000-03) for ninth in career rushing TDs by an Orange signal caller.

Isaiah Johnson, So., DE
- Recorded his first sack of the season when he brought down Notre Dame QB Everett Golson behind the line of scrimmage in the first half. Johnson was credited with the first forced fumble of his career on the same play.

Brandon Reddish, Sr., CB
- Recovered the second fumble of his career in the opening quarter.
- Intercepted Everett Golson in the first quarter. It was SU’s first interception of the season and the second of Reddish’s career.

Rob Trudo, Sr., OG
- Replaced in the starting lineup at left guard by Omari Palmer, ending his string of consecutive starts at 25.

Jarrod West, Sr., WR
- Became the 11th receiver in school history with 100 career receptions. West caught a career-best eight passes for a season-high 103 yards against Notre Dame. He now has 101 career catches for 1,372 yards.
- It was the second 100-yard receiving game of West’s career.

Julian Whigham, Jr., CB
- Recovered the first fumble of his career on Notre Dame’s last offensive play of the first half.

UNIFORMS
- SU debuted its alternate steel gray 2014 Nike Pro Combat uniforms. The Orange wore gray jerseys and pants with orange helmets.

ATTENDANCE
- Attendance for today’s game was 76,802, the largest crowd for a college football game at MetLife Stadium. The previous record was 75,614 set on Oct. 23, 2010 when Notre Dame played Navy.

COIN TOSS
- Current New York Giants and Syracuse football alums Ryan Nassib, Justin Pugh, Jay Bromley, Jameel McClain and Orange special assistant to the athletics director Floyd Little accompanied SU captains Prince-Tyson Gulley, Cameron Lynch, Sam Rodgers and Sean Hickey to midfield for the coin toss. The Orange won the toss and deferred.


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