Terrel Hunt’s two turnovers – a red zone interception and a late fumble – turned into ten Maryland Terrapin points. Syracuse accumulated 589 yards of offense, but a series of blunders - penalties, dropped interceptions and errant throws - prevented the Orange from going 3-0 for the first time in 23 years.
The Orange (2-1) lost 34-20 in an underwhelming home performance on Saturday.
Nearly two dozen people from Syracuse were among 41 people indicted Thursday on charges of operating two drug pipelines that ran through the city. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a heroin ring stretched across four cities to Syracuse, and another ring used the U.S. Postal Service to ship cocaine from Puerto Rico.
The two Saint Lawrence County residents already charged with kidnapping two Amish girls now face child sexual exploitation and child pornography charges. Stephen Howells, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, of Hermon were indicted today in Syracuse.
Richard Hartunian, the US Attorney for the Northern District of New York, says Howells and Vaisey could each receive between 15 and 30 years in prison if convicted of any of the four charges they both face in the indictment. Howells could also receive up to 20 years in prison if he is found guilty of producing child pornography.
When Terrel Hunt steps onto the field on Saturday, he’ll have one of his top targets back in action.
Sophomore tight end Josh Parris will make his season debut against Maryland, SU head coach Scott Shafer said on Thursday. Parris came into the year as Syracuse’s starting tight end, but had surgery on Aug. 20 to clean out cartilage in his knee.
"Parris has had a good week of practice so we’re looking forward to getting him back on the field," Shafer said.