Syracuse football wraps up rough three-game stretch with a 41-3 loss to No. 4 Florida State
Syracuse football (4-3, 0-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) was outmatched by No. 4 Florida State (6-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) 41-3 on Saturday.
SU head coach Dino Babers didn’t make excuses. The head man made sure to emphasize that it should not make a difference who is available to play each week.
"We have to find a way to make things happen with the guys that we have out there," Babers said, speaking about the injuries the Orange are dealing with heading into the bye week.
It’s doubtful that having everyone at 100% would have made much of a difference in Saturday’s contest. The Orange defense kept the game within three scores up until the beginning of the third quarter but allowed 17 points in the final frame to put the contest out of reach.
For running back LeQuint Allen, the answer is nothing too complicated.
“Just being efficient.” the First-year starter said. “Every play…getting positive yards and stuff like that,” Allen added.
The Orange finish what many have said was the most difficult stretch in their schedule, 0-3.
"We’re not gonna change the way we prepare for different opponents." Justin Barron said of the way SU handled these more difficult teams.
Syracuse truly had little positives to turn to after a third straight loss to an ACC opponent. FSU wideout Keon Coleman produced a stunning 140 receiving yards, dismantling the Orange secondary all afternoon.
The Orange head into the bye week trying to rest up before they return to the field against Virginia Tech (3-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) on a Thursday night in Blacksburg.
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