Anderson still perfect

And then there was one. <br><br> Syracuse (4-2, 1-1 Big East) quarterback RJ Anderson is the nation's only starting quarterback not to throw an interception this year. Anderson was 20-for-27 against Boston College (4-3, 1-2) Saturday, throwing for 215 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-14 victory.

Anderson's been so good with his decision making, Pasqualoni didn't want to put a hex on Anderson by talking about his lack of interceptions.

"I don't want to say anything," Pasqualoni said. "I don't want to jinx it."

It's a stark contrast from last year, when Anderson had his most disappointing season as a college player. Anderson completed just 43.3 percent of his passes while also throwing a career-high eight interceptions. Anderson would eventually lose his starting job to backup Troy Nunes.

Part of the reason for Anderson's struggles last year came from a shoulder and hamstring injury. Anderson's timing on his throws and his ability to run the option were off as a result, Pasqualoni said.

Still, Anderson didn't complain.

"He's not a complainer," Pasqualoni said. "He didn't say much. Besides, we didn't give him a very short field."

In the offseason, Anderson trained "harder than he ever did before," Pasqualoni said. Anderson trimmed down to improve his speed and arm strength. The results have been one of Anderson's finest seasons to date.

Against Boston College, Anderson ran the option effectively, leading the team in rushing with 73 yards on 12 carries.

"He's making all of the right reads," said wide receiver Rashard Williams. "He's playing excellent."

Anderson has started all six games this season, averaging 183.8 yards per game for 1103 yards. His longest throw of 52 yards was to his favorite receiver, Johnnie Morant.

"I love RJ," Morant said after the Orangemen's 38-14 victory over Central Florida. "It's all love."

Anderson has not only making big plays, but also smart ones.

"He hasn't made a bad decision to where he's placed the ball," head coach Paul Pasqualoni said.

"He did what he had to do with the big "C" on his chest," Williams said.

Being captain has allowed Anderson to be more vocal.

"I have to take the initiative," Anderson said before the start of the season. "It's all or nothing. The season is riding every week."

That all goes back to decision making.

"You do what you have to do," Anderson said. "There were big plays to be made and we made them."

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