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Orange Fall 17-16 Against Pittsburgh - Game Recap

The Orange came up short against the Panthers in Week 13 action on Saturday, falling 17-16 at Carrier Dome.

Pittsburgh won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 49.5.

Tom Savage completed 28 of 41 pass attempts for 218 yards for the Panthers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Orange defense.

Jerome Smith rushed for 88 yards for Syracuse, while George Morris added 30 yards. Terrel Hunt threw for 159 yards for the Orange, while receivers Alvin Cornelius and Christopher Clark had 53 and 46 yards respectively.

Syracuse outgained Pittsburgh 307-239 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-16 by the Panthers.

The time of possession battle favored Pittsburgh as their offense was on the field for 31:46, longer than the 28:14 of their opponents.

Pittsburgh heads into a Week 14 battle against Miami. Syracuse, meanwhile, will have their next action against Boston College.