Sports
10:22 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Syracuse Takes On Wagner Saturday

Syracuse, NY - Syracuse (0-2) welcomes Wagner (1-1) to the Carrier Dome Saturday. The orange is still searching for its first win of the season and of the Scott Shafer era.

The big talking point in coming into this game centers around Quarterback Drew Allen. The senior threw four interceptions last week against Northwestern and has come under a lot of scrutiny in the last week, but Quarterbacks coach, Tim Lester maintained all week in practice that Allen is still the starter.

“I know Drew is going to be our starter,” Lester said. “He has the most reps, he’s running the offense well.”

Drew Allen shows his frustration after his 4th interception vs. Northwestern.
Credit Associated Press, 2013.

  Although, SU also plans to play Terrell Hunt for some of the game. The sophomore had one drive in the 4th quarter of the Northwestern game, a drive that resulted in a touchdown run by Hunt.

Whoever is under center for the orange has a good chance to bounce back against Wagner this weekend. The Seahawks allowed 42 points and more than 300 passing yards last week against Merrimack.

Not only is the SU offense looking to rebound, but so is the SU defense. The orange allowed 375 yards in the air and 206 yards rushing to Northwestern last weekend. The defense caused four turnovers and held Penn State under 300 yards in the first game of the season against the Nittany Lions.

Syracuse has the opportunity to put those first two games in the rear view mirror with the FCS Seahawks coming to the dome. The orange is undefeated (11-0) when hosting an FCS school. Although, last year, Syracuse had a scare facing an FCS opponent as the orange narrowly escaped Stony Brook, 28-17.

You can catch all of the action between Syracuse and Wagner on WAER. Coverage starts at 3:30 with Countdown to Kickoff with the game at 4. Syracuse (0-2) welcomes Wagner (1-1) to the Carrier Dome Saturday. The orange is still searching for its first win of the season and of the Scott Shafer era.

The big talking point in coming into this game centers around Quarterback Drew Allen. The senior threw four interceptions last week against Northwestern and has come under a lot of scrutiny in the last week, but Quarterbacks coach, Tim Lester maintained all week in practice that Allen is still the starter.

“I know Drew is going to be our starter,” Lester said. “He has the most reps, he’s running the offense well.”

Although, SU also plans to play Terrell Hunt for some of the game. The sophomore had one drive in the 4th quarter of the Northwestern game, a drive that resulted in a touchdown run by Hunt.

Whoever is under center for the orange has a good chance to bounce back against Wagner this weekend. The Seahawks allowed 42 points and more than 300 passing yards last week against Merrimack.

Not only is the SU offense looking to rebound, but so is the SU defense. The orange allowed 375 yards in the air and 206 yards rushing to Northwestern last weekend. The defense caused four turnovers and held Penn State under 300 yards in the first game of the season against the Nittany Lions.

Syracuse has the opportunity to put those first two games in the rear view mirror with the FCS Seahawks coming to the dome. The orange is undefeated (11-0) when hosting an FCS school. Although, last year, Syracuse had a scare facing an FCS opponent as the orange narrowly escaped Stony Brook, 28-17.

You can catch all of the action between Syracuse and Wagner on WAER. Coverage starts at 3:30 with Countdown to Kickoff with the game at 4. Syracuse (0-2) welcomes Wagner (1-1) to the Carrier Dome Saturday. The orange is still searching for its first win of the season and of the Scott Shafer era.

The big talking point in coming into this game centers around Quarterback Drew Allen. The senior threw four interceptions last week against Northwestern and has come under a lot of scrutiny in the last week, but Quarterbacks coach, Tim Lester maintained all week in practice that Allen is still the starter.

“I know Drew is going to be our starter,” Lester said. “He has the most reps, he’s running the offense well.”

Although, SU also plans to play Terrell Hunt for some of the game. The sophomore had one drive in the 4th quarter of the Northwestern game, a drive that resulted in a touchdown run by Hunt.

Northwestern highlights can be heard here : https://soundcloud.com/waer-sports/syracuse-at-northwestern-2013

Whoever is under center for the orange has a good chance to bounce back against Wagner this weekend. The Seahawks allowed 42 points and more than 300 passing yards last week against Merrimack.

Not only is the SU offense looking to rebound, but so is the SU defense. The orange allowed 375 yards in the air and 206 yards rushing to Northwestern last weekend. The defense caused four turnovers and held Penn State under 300 yards in the first game of the season against the Nittany Lions.

Syracuse has the opportunity to put those first two games in the rear view mirror with the FCS Seahawks coming to the dome. The orange is undefeated (11-0) when hosting an FCS school. Although, last year, Syracuse had a scare facing an FCS opponent as the orange narrowly escaped Stony Brook, 28-17.

You can catch all of the action between Syracuse and Wagner on WAER. Coverage starts at 3:30 with Countdown to Kickoff with the game at 4.