After a failed fourth down conversion on Syracuse's final possession, quarterback Eric Dungey walked to the sideline and slammed his helmet down in frustration. As hard as he tried, the junior couldn't will his team past #8 Miami (6-0, 4-0). The Orange hung around all game, but ultimately lost 27-19.
While neither team played particularly well, the first half was especially sloppy. Miami receivers dropped countless passes to spoil drive after drive. For the Orange (4-4,2-2), Eric Dungey threw four interceptions, all coming in the first thirty minutes.