The AJ Long era has officially begun.
With a pair of injured quarterbacks, Scott Shafer now turns to his third-string passer to try to end a four game losing streak, save Syracuse’s season and, possibly, save his own job.
Syracuse couldn’t upset top-ranked Florida State last week, but Long impressed in his college debut. The true freshman completed 16-of-27 passes for 167 yards against the Seminoles along with two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was a rare bright spot for the Orange, who’s lost each of its last four games by at least ten points.