The fourth quarter hasn’t been kind at all to Syracuse this season.
It’s turned back-and-forth games into blowouts, with three quarters of competitive play somehow leading to crooked scores.
Most times, it's taken a few minutes for the fourth quarter damage to kick in. Against Pittsburgh, it only took eight seconds. Tyler Boyd took a quick screen 49 yards, untouched, into the end zone on the first play of the quarter. It gave the Panthers a commanding 27-7 lead, one last backbreaker in a season that’s been full of them for Syracuse.