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HUDDLE Mcnabb returns to dome to be honored at wake forest game


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Highly Estimed

Freshman H-back Brisly Estime has been underutilized by the Orange, argues beat writer Trevor Hass. Estime deserves more opportunities against the Demon Deacons. Page 6

Camping out

Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro has sharpened his route-running to become one of the most dangerous slot men in the country. Page 7

Full circle

Herring returns to the quarterback position and sparks UNLV’s first four-game winning streak since 2000. Page 17


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ziniu chen | staff photographer The Syracuse defense will look to slow down Wake Forest’s spread attack at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Last time, the SU defense was torched for 56 points.

WAKE-UP

Short-handed Syracuse defensive front looks to rebound against Wake Forest

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cott Shafer echoed the same words Jay Bromley proclaimed after Syracuse’s 56-0 loss to Georgia Tech two Saturdays ago. The Orange defense needs to “nut up,” the head coach said Tuesday. For six weeks, the Syracuse front seven was the team’s undoubted strength, its backbone on defense. But following its worst performance of the season against the Yellow Jackets, the group’s durability is in question heading into the Orange’s (3-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) matchup with Wake Forest (4-4, 2-3) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Backup defensive tackle John Raymon is out for the year with a season-ending knee injury, and starting outside linebacker Dyshawn Davis is just getting back from a high ankle sprain. “The rest of the group just has to nut up and get it done,” Shafer said. “They have to embrace it, which they have, and look forward to the opportunity of getting more plays.”

So who else will step up? Or better yet, will someone step up? Marquis Spruill pondered those very questions on Tuesday afternoon when asked about the defensive tackles. He paused to think, and for 10 seconds, he pondered. He knew that Zian Jones was seeing increased reps and that Ryan Sloan and Marcus Coleman were preparing for bigger roles. But none of them stood out as primary supporters for starters Jay Bromley and Eric Crume. “A little more time,” Spruill said they needed. Bromley said the group is working toward filling the big shoes left by the 6-foot-5, 323pound Raymon. And while the unit hurts for Raymon, Jones is trying to make the most of his opportunity. “My senior year, it’s like a gift for me,” Jones said. “I don’t really want to say that. It’s a crucial loss for John, but it’s a plus for me to show what I’ve got on the field.” Shafer said he plans on countering Wake Forest’s spread offense by using more of the Okie

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package — Syracuse’s unit with three down linemen and five defensive backs. That will also help keep Bromley and Crume fresh, as the front features two defensive ends. “Without playing a team with two tight ends and that sort of thing, I think it comes at a good time as we’re rotating these guys through,” Shafer said. In the linebacking corps, Josh Kirkland and Marqez Hodge have proven capable as rotational linebackers. Both started against Georgia Tech when the Orange switched to a 3-4 in an attempt to halt the Yellow Jackets’ triple-option offense. With Davis back, their roles will be more limited, but it seems like the coaching staff has more confidence in the depth at linebacker than defensive tackle. Hodge, especially, has impressed. He notched a career-high 12 tackles against GT and has gone from a preseason afterthought to legitimate contributor, said linebackers coach Clark Lea. “He really was not a part of the equation,”

Lea said. “We were thinking maybe special teams until we had a scrimmage at Fort Drum and he — just kind of like Georgia Tech — he f lashed. “You’ll hear him before you see him because he’s physical.” The resentment after SU’s embarrassing loss two weeks ago still resonated with players on Tuesday. Many said they wished they could have gotten back out on the field last Saturday, rather than go through what Bromley described as a long second bye week. Saturday, the Orange has its chance to nut up. If it does, a 6-6 regular-season finish and bowl qualification seems attainable. If not, the Orange will have to win three of four against Maryland, No. 3 Florida State, Pittsburgh and Boston College. “We’re going to try to do the best we can to wipe the slate,” Lea said, “but it never quite works the way you want to.” sebail01@syr.edu @Stephen_Bailey1


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Five for

Five

Upset wins, 4th-quarter drives highlight McNabb’s SU career

5. Coming off the bench

4. The longest yard

McNabb will go down in Syracuse folklore as No. 5, but he donned a different number on the basketball court. As a walk-on with the basketball team in the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons, McNabb came off the bench wearing No. 24. His crowning moment came against the Hoyas in 1997, when he played a career-high 19 minutes and finished with 10 points while shooting 4-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. The Orangemen were short-handed due to foul trouble, and Jim Boeheim turned to McNabb in the 77-74 Syracuse victory.

As a freshman, McNabb grabbed headlines on Oct. 21, 1995, when he threw the longest touchdown pass in Syracuse history. In a 22-0 win over West Virginia in the Carrier Dome, the freshman signal-caller found future All-Pro wide receiver Marvin Harrison for a 96-yard score. Two years later, he almost surpassed himself with a 94-yard pass to Quinton Spotwood in a win over East Carolina.

3. Taming the Tigers On New Year’s Day 1996, McNabb helped the Orangemen make Gator Bowl history. After an 8-3 season, Syracuse was slated to play against then-No. 23 Clemson in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. Syracuse jumped out to an early 20-0 lead and ultimately won the game 41-0, the largest margin of victory in Gator Bowl history. McNabb earned MVP honors, throwing for 309 yards with three touchdowns while running for an additional score. McNabb’s day was highlighted by two long passing touchdowns to Harrison, one for 38 yards and the other for 56.

daily orange file photo donovan mcnabb and scott kiernan share an embrace. McNabb left Syracuse as the most successful quarterback in program history and will have his number retired.

2. The final draft

1. Fade for the win

After throwing for 8,581 passing yards and 78 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 1,633 yards and 19 touchdowns in four seasons, McNabb jumped to the top of the 1999 NFL Draft board. On April 17, 1999, McNabb was selected second overall by the Philadelphia Eagles, the highest drafted SU player since Ernie Davis was selected first overall in 1962. The only player drafted higher than McNabb was Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch.

Down 26-22 to Virginia Tech at SU’s own 17 and the Carrier Dome crowd pleading for something to pull the Orange out of the late-game hole, McNabb had 4:42 to march for a winning score. A 14-play drive was capped with a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Steve Brominski as time expired. On third-andgoal, McNabb scrambled in the backfield and threw a lob pass to Brominski off his back foot, who rose above and snagged the ball out of the air. —Compiled by Jesse Dougherty, asst. copy editor, jcdoug01@syr.edu


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Famous five Syracuse’s retiring of McNabb’s jersey solidifies extensive legacy By David Wilson

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daily orange file photos donovan mcnabb is revered by his teammates for his personality nearly as much as he’s remembered for his onfield accomplishments, which accentuated his SU legacy.

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ven from behind the metal bars of his facemask, Donovan McNabb’s ever-present, signature smile was always visible. During one game, recalled former teammate Kyle Johnson, an official finally took notice. “Hey, McNabb,” a referee called to him, “where’s your mouth piece?” The protective mouthwear is required in college football, but McNabb never wore one. The quarterback shifted into MacGyver mode. “He pulled his wristband with his fingers over his teeth so that the referee would leave him alone,” said Johnson, a Syracuse fullback from 1997-2001. That’s the McNabb his teammates remember and Syracuse fans will remember when the quarterback returns to the Carrier Dome on Saturday to have his jersey retired at halftime of the Orange’s 12:30 p.m. game against Wake Forest. He was a transcendent superstar who was loved at SU from 1995-98 as much for his infectious personality as he was for his remarkable talent. It helped make him a recognizable

face in college, a marketable star in the NFL with his fair share of commercials and now a blossoming broadcaster on the Fox Sports 1 network and NBC Radio. It seemed obvious that television would one day be his endeavor. Maybe even too obvious. “I thought more of a comedian,” said Tebucky Jones, a running back and safety for the Orangemen from 1994-97. During one spring practice, Jones said, McNabb took a big hit and just laughed. McNabb would take time between plays to make lighthearted jabs at his teammates for their miscues. During plays, though, that sort of stuff was reserved for the opposition. “If you ever watch highlight tapes of the West Virginia game, he’d make somebody miss, make them look stupid, then literally points to them during the play and laughs at them,” Johnson said. “And you can watch the tape and see. His head rolls back as he was running out of bounds.” It led to the calm demeanor within the huddle to which football fans became accustomed. Even when he struggled — falling four times in the NFC champi-

onship with the Philadelphia Eagles — it was never evident. With the Orangemen, there was rarely strife. Things were going too well too often, and teammates loved his carefree attitude. Johnson recalls one team dinner. An awkward silence enveloped the room, so the obvious solution for McNabb was to smash a piece of cake in his own face. “We just erupted,” Johnson said. From the first second of his Eagles career, though, McNabb’s relationship with Philadelphia was bizarre. The No. 2 pick of the 1999 NFL Draft, McNabb was booed when the selection was announced. Eagles fans wanted Ricky Williams. Even when he put together the most successful quarterbacking career in Philadelphia history, his connection with the city was always rocky. He earned a reputation as a choker and had a famously unstable relationship with Terrell Owens after he joined the Eagles. But McNabb was never the one who brought the barbs. His wit and charisma could have allowed him to take shots at other players, but he never did. It made

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Estime deserves more playing time with lack of explosive playmakers for Orange

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n Oct. 14, Brisly Estime tweeted a staggering 122 times. Some highlights: “my yoga class doe >>,” “is it true chinese food is made out of rats??” and “College is a catfish, how you see college on TV is not how it really is (crying face).” Later in the day, he tweeted “yall can call me bris not my full name…” and “I miss my son so much…him throwin up every where.” Thanks for the lovely image, Bris. In all, from Oct. 5-19, Estime tweeted a whopping 473 times. That’s 31.5 tweets per day, 1.32 per hour and .022 a minute. That is absolutely incredible. To think that a man of so few words in person could have that much to say on Twitter is astounding. Right now, Estime is perhaps best known for his Twitter binges, but his arsenal is much wider. He just needs the chance to alter his image and see more time on the field.  He only caught two balls for Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) in three games for a grand total of 11 receiving yards. That’s 43 tweets per reception, for those of you at home with scorecards. But that’s not Estime’s fault. He flaunted his electrifying ability to return kicks against Georgia Tech, and he’s arguably one of SU’s most talented receivers. Estime should see more action against Wake Forest (4-4, 2-3), both in the return game and in the H-back slot. His potential is sky high, and targeting him more this week can help the Orange beat the Demon Deacons. Head coach Scott Shafer said at his weekly press conference Thursday that he plans to get Estime more involved “to some degree” this week. “We look to try to get the ball in his hands a little bit more every week,” Shafer said. But a little bit more isn’t good enough. Not with the way the offense has been struggling. Not with Estime’s talent. Not with the speed at which Syracuse’s bowl hopes are diminishing — unlike Estime’s tweeting quota. Two weeks ago, before the Georgia Tech loss, Shafer said he didn’t want Estime to have too many pots on the stove. He planned on featuring Estime exclusively in the H-back position. That Saturday, though, Estime returned two punts. And he looked damn good on the second one. He broke free to the outside and burst by Georgia Tech defenders before being forced out of bounds.

with no regard for human life The time has come to use him to his full potential, especially against a pressure-heavy Demon Deacon defense. Wake Forest’s main defensive weapon is Nikita Whitlock. Even Shafer loves watching Whitlock play. Whitlock has recorded 52 tackles, 13.5 of them for a loss of 78 yards, and leads the team with seven sacks. Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt has struggled mightily with throwing the ball downfield as of late, he said, in part because he needs to trust his receivers and throw the ball where he expects they’ll be, rather than where they are. Estime is the perfect solution. The H-back position was designed for games like this. Estime can operate strictly within a New England Patriots-esque style of offense. Stand to Hunt’s side, and as Whitlock and other pass rushers swarm Hunt, Estime can be right there for a dump pass. Then Estime can do what he does best and what he did so well in the return game against the Yellow Jackets. Run wild. A few shake and bakes, do da dippities and dirty dangles later and Estime can take it to the house. He brings something very few players on the Syracuse roster have shown in the past few weeks: explosiveness. “He’s actually had two good weeks of practice,” Shafer said. So let’s go. Start the engine. Turn that tweeting machine into a reception machine. On Oct. 19, Estime tweeted 31 times. He tweeted a few more gems such as “funa go to sleep” and “this game live right na.” But his 27th tweet of the day might have been the most significant. “waiting on my moment…” That moment should come this week. tbhass@syr.edu @TrevorHass

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michael campanaro has jumped onto the scene this season as one of the conference’s most reliable receivers. His 65 receptions are 51 more than any other WFU receiver.

Campanaro emerges as elite ACC receiver, finds chemistry with fellow senior QB Price By Phil D’Abbraccio

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anner Price didn’t think there was any chance the pass he just released would be caught. Michael Campanaro was running a go route against Boston College with a safety draped all over him. His back was to the line of scrimmage and it seemed like Price had overthrown him. But Campanaro used every inch of his wingspan to lie out and haul in an improbable touchdown that he’s made routine in his four years at Wake Forest. “There’s been a few where I just thought there’s no way he’d come down with it, but he does,” said Price, the Demon Deacons’ senior quarterback. “And he did a great job of coming down with that one.” Campanaro is one of the top receiving threats in the Atlantic Coast Conference, a result of his precise route-running and everpresent knack for finding openings in the secondary. The fifth-year senior is now Wake’s (4-4, 2-3 ACC) all-time receptions leader, and tops the conference in both receptions and receiving yards per game. But before college, he was a running back, just as he had been ever since he started playing flag football at the age of 5. He was a Washington Redskins fan, but idolized tailbacks Emmitt Smith and Brian Westbrook. That sparked his love for the backfield.

Because of his 5-foot-11 frame, Campanaro knew that he would have to switch to wide receiver at Wake Forest after playing a number of positions for River Hill High School in Clarksville, Md. He always had the ability to catch the ball well, he said, which eased the transition into his new position. Although he was forced out of the position with which he had been so familiar, Campanaro loves the nature of his work now. “It’s a lot more fun than running back, I feel like,” he said. “You can make some really big plays from the receiver position.” Campanaro has supplied plenty of those for the Demon Deacons this season. The flanker came into this season with eight career touchdowns, and is just two scores away from matching that total this year alone. “He’s really smart, very football-savvy,” Price said. “He just has a great understanding of the game. He does a really good job of seeing defenses and basically seeing what I see.” The two connect more often than almost all quarterback-wideout combinations in the ACC. Forty-two percent of Price’s completions settle in the hands of Campanaro, the second highest rate of all ACC quarterbacks, with more than 90 passes completed. Campanaro’s 65 catches are the best in the conference, fourth best in the nation and 51 more than the Demon Deacons’ second-leading receiver. Wake Forest’s play calls are often designed to get him the ball, Price said, but

there are plenty of times when Campanaro is the third progression on a play and the first to create space and get open. But the three or four high-percentage bubble screens to Campanaro that are called each game, the receiver said, bloat his high reception total. He doesn’t have many deep routes, and most of Wake Forest’s passing plays call for him to run underneath patterns. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer likened Campanaro to Denver Broncos All-Pro slot receiver Wes Welker. Campanaro said his favorite route to run is what the Demon Deacons call the “middle bend.” It’s similar to a post route, but hinges on the receiver reading the defense, reacting and finding the holes. Campanaro thrives at that. “It’s just a route that myself and Tanner, we’ve kind of developed over the years,” Campanaro said. “I feel pretty comfortable running it across the middle. It’s dangerous, but it’s fun.” Wake Forest wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield doesn’t buy into highlight-reel catches. His belief is that execution on routes lead to easy catches, not the dazzling catches that appear on “ESPN SportsCenter.” Many of those plays, he said, are results of poor routes. “There’s so much work that’s done before that to make easy catches,” Stubblefield said. “With Michael Campanaro, we’re trying to have nothing but easy catches because he ran the route so good that there’s nobody around him, so some of his highlights might be before the catch.”

Stubblefield said that last season, Campanaro was guilty of a lot of “freestyling” in his route-running. Too often, the wideout would put Price in a position where the quarterback was vulnerable to throwing an interception. Campanaro also put himself in dangerous situations, giving defenders a chance to lay a painful hit on him when it wasn’t necessary, Stubblefield said. Now, Campanaro is better prepared and reacting to defenses better to become a more complete wide receiver. Stubblefield believes his skill set is one that will transfer to the NFL. “This past year, we’ve really challenged him about reading defenses and knowing what to do off of different looks that you see, and he’s embraced that,” Stubblefield said. “He’s taken that to another level.” pmdabbra@syr.edu @PhilDAbb

setting up camp • Against Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 14, he finished with 16 catches for 177 yards. • Against North Carolina State on Oct. 5, he went for 12 catches and 153 yards and two touchdowns. • Against Maryland on Oct. 19, he went for 122 yards on 11 receptions and a touchdown, the last of which was the 217th of his career, cementing his place in Wake Forest program history.


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some people think he was soft. Rather, his personality wouldn’t let him do that. “He was always team guy, always a self-

“As a teammate, he was one of the most downto-earth stars that there was at the time.” Malik Campbell

Former SU receiver from 1999 -2001

less person, always about helping others,” said Malik Campbell, an SU receiver from 1999-2001. “As a teammate, he was one of the most down-toearth stars that there was at the time.” In 2000, when Johnson was still at Syracuse and injured, he went to watch McNabb play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a playoff game in Philadelphia. As he walked toward the field, McNabb saw him, called him over and asked how he was doing.

“He’s just won an NFC playoff wild-card game against the Bucs. He’s the star quarterback in the NFL,” Johnson said. “You’d think it’d be all about him.” McNabb gave Johnson tickets for the next week’s game against the New York Giants. McNabb struggled and the Eagles lost against New York. “And then,” Johnson said, “after the game, he literally drove us back to our car.” It was the career he put together at the professional level, paired with his collegiate one, that has solidified his legacy. Terrel Hunt was too young to remember much of McNabb at SU, but the New Yorker rooted for Philadelphia because of McNabb. McNabb has become a recruiting tool for young quarterbacks who want to come to Syracuse and emulate the superstar, he said. Hunt will get to meet McNabb for the first time Friday. He’s excited to pick his brain about his “college time, career, everything.” It’s part of the reason why players come to Syracuse, and Hunt will see the benefits firsthand. “I used to watch him growing up and I used to love his commercials with his mom, so that was a big influence because I wanted to get to where he was at,” Hunt said. “He’s done so many great things for this team and this school.” dbwilson@syr.edu

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Donovan McNabb’s remarkable Syracuse career culminated with a fifth-place finish for the quarterback in the 1998 Heisman Trophy voting. Passing Year

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Q&A with Wake Forest beat writer Emma Lingan of Old Gold & Black By David Wilson

Stylistically, is that a fair comparison? Emma Lingan: I think that’s a good compari-

Terrel Hunt and Syracuse welcome Tanner Price and Wake Forest to the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for the second time in three seasons. The Orange is coming off of a bye week, while the Demon Deacons nearly knocked off No. 7 Miami (Fla.) on Saturday before falling 24-21. Emma Lingan, a WFU beat writer from the Old Gold & Black, offered her insight on the first conference meeting between SU and Wake.

son. Campanaro has just been unstoppable, especially this season. He’s always found a way to get open, no matter what the situation. He’s Price’s favorite target and defenses have a hard time getting around him.

The Daily Orange: Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer has compared Michael Campanaro to Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker.

come in small packages. I think that’s exactly it, though, is that he takes a lot of offenses by surprise. They don’t expect as much out of him because of his size, but I think he’s very opportunistic. He comes out straight out of the gate always fired up and ready to go. I think prior to the game against Miami last weekend, he had a tackle for loss in every game this season. He always finds a way to capitalize on the opportunities given.

SPORTS EDITOR

The D.O.: On the other side of the ball, there’s been a lot of praise for nose guard Nikita Whitlock. He’s undersized, so what does he do to make up for that? E.L.: He’s definitely proved that good things

The D.O.: That game in 2011 went into overtime. How much does that game come up? E.L.: A little bit. I think right now, the team is more just focused in general on maintaining the momentum that they had gained from the two straight wins over NC State and Maryland. There was a little bump in the road against Miami, obviously, but I think they’re very confident, from what I can tell, about where they are right now. So what happened in Syracuse in 2011 is not as much of a concern because there’s just a different vibe around the team now.

The D.O.: What’s the big takeaway from that game against the Hurricanes? Is it more positive or negative? E.L.: At first, Wake Forest fans were heartbroken after that, but I think after a little time to reflect on it, they really did see that it is more of a triumph than a failure because, yes, the outcome was disappointing that it came down to two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Miami. But I would think the fact that the defense was able to hold them to 24 points, that they did lead the game for 49 out of the 60 minutes. That just shows how far they’ve come this season, especially because a lot of people were worried that when they went to play Miami, the same thing would happen there that happened against Clemson earlier in the season. They beat them 56-7. I think the game against Miami proved that they are a different team now.

The D.O.: Price started that game in 2011. Now a senior, how much has he grown since that sophomore season? E.L.: I think Tanner Price deserves a lot of credit because he has received some criticisms from Wake Forest fans, especially in the last two years. But I think the only thing that he’s guilty of is doing exactly what the coaches are telling him to do. And I think he did a little experimentation this year to find out what was best for him, and that’s why maybe the first part of the season didn’t pan out as well as we thought. I think it’s pretty much been determined that he runs well enough to do the option offense, but he’s definitely more comfortable as a pocket quarterback. The spread offense has been working out really well. We can see that in the first drive of the Miami game. That was one of their best drives, I think, of the season. dbwilson@syr.edu @DBWilson2


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sam maller | asst. photo editor RILEY DIXON has stepped up as one of SU’s most consistent special teams players this year. He’ll play a part in both field-goal and kickoff duties in Saturday’s WFU game.

Davis listed as probable; Crume questionable for WFU By David Wilson SPORTS EDITOR

Syracuse linebacker Dyshawn Davis is “probable” to play on Saturday when the Orange hosts Wake Forest at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, according to an injury report released by SU Athletics on Thursday. “He practiced all week,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said at his weekly press conference earlier in the day. “He’s doing good. He’ll be playing Saturday.” Davis hasn’t played since halftime of Syracuse’s win over North Carolina State on Oct. 12. He suffered a high right ankle sprain just before halftime that sidelined him for the rest of that game and all of the Orange’s 56-0 loss to Georgia Tech a week later. Davis ran on Monday and participated fully on Wednesday, Shafer said. “He’s been out for a little while so obviously there’s some rust there with the ankle,” SU linebackers coach Clark Lea said on Tuesday, “but he was able to get out there and run around some.” Josh Kirkland filled in for Davis during the

INJURY REPORT

Syracuse released its weekly injury report on Thursday for its game against Wake Forest at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Adrian Flemming (lower body) Ross Krautman (lower body) Keon Lyn (lower body) Tyler Marona (upper body) John Raymon (lower body)

Out • George Morris (upper body) Doubtful • None

Questionable

• Eric Crume (lower body)

Probable

• Dyshawn Davis (lower body)

second half of the NC State game. Kirkland and freshman Marqez Hodge both started against the Yellow Jackets when Syracuse implemented a 3-4 defense. Hodge led the Orange with 12 tackles in his first career start. Running back George Morris II will miss his third straight game and Eric Crume is listed as questionable with a lower-body injury, according to the injury report. Fisher, Dixon share burden of replacing suspended Norton With kicker Ryan Norton suspended for Syracuse’s game against Wake Forest on Saturday, punters Riley Dixon and Jonathan Fisher will share a role in the kicking game. “Riley will do the kickoffs and then both of them will have opportunities in the field goal category,” Shafer said. “They’ve both done a good job this week with that.” Norton was arrested last Friday for resisting arrest and underage possession of alcohol. He was suspended by the Orange “due to a violation of team rules,” Shafer said in a statement Wednesday. Norton began the season as Syracuse’s kickoff specialist and took over full-time kicking duties when Ross Krautman suffered a seasonending, hip-related injury against Northwestern. Norton has made 4-of-6 field goals this year with a long of just 34 yards. “Ryan will be out this week,” Shafer said during the press conference. “He’ll be back next week.” In Norton’s absence, Fisher will make his return to the Orange’s kicking game. He began the season as SU’s starting punter, but Dixon replaced him after Syracuse’s loss to the Wildcats. Dixon is listed as both a kicker and punter on the Orange’s roster. Shafer admitted Thursday that he is “concerned,” but he also expressed confidence in, and excitement about, the two specialists who will be filling the role. Said Shafer: “(It’s) also a good opportunity for the other two kids to get a chance to kick some field goals, extra points — hopefully a lot of them.” dbwilson@syr.edu @DBWilson2

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PREGAME PLAYBOOK Wake forest on defense

17 A.J. Marshall Free safety

syracuse vs. wake forest

saturday, 12:30 P.m. MSG

“He’s a great player, very disruptive. You really can’t block him with one guy very effectively.”

22 Ryan janvion Strong safety

Scott Shafer, Syracuse head coach on Wake Forest nose guard Nikita Whitlock

key matchup

41 Mike olson Weak-side linebacker

C Macky MacPherson vs. NG Nikita Whitlock

48 brandon chubb Middle linebacker

MacPherson faces one of his toughest tests of the season in Whitlock, who ranks seventh in the nation in tackles per loss per game.

39 justin jackson ROB

30 hunter williams LOU

Breaking bad

The breakdown of carries before and after George Morris II’s injury.

Before

Smith 69

90 kristopher redding Defensive end

7 merrill noel Cornerback

98 zach thompson Defensive end

50 nikita whitlock Nose guard

9 kevin johnson Cornerback

Gulley 48 McFarlane 19 Broyld 1 Morris 26

After

Smith 30 Gulley 16 McFarlane 1

JEREMIAH KOBENA

sean hickey

25 Wide receiver

60 Left tackle

macky macpherson

rob trudo 55 Left guard

59 Center

nick robinson ivan foy 68 Right guard

beckett wales

jarrod west

72 Right tackle 85 Tight end

88 Wide receiver

Ameen-Moore 1

beat writer predictions

ASHTON BROYLD

David Wilson

1 H-back

“They gave me the keys to the car and I crashed.”

TERREL HUNT

jerome smith

10 Quarterback

45 Running back

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Syracuse 24, Wake Forest 23 Wake me up before you go-go Orange pulls out the win, holds on to bowl hopes like a yo-yo.

Number of passing touchdowns for Syracuse in the air, not including the Wagner and Tulane games

Trevor Hass

Terrel Hunt, Syracuse quarterback

Wake Forest 35, Syracuse 21 Rude a-Wakening Campanaro beats up on Syracuse.

SU on offense SU on Defense

Stephen Bailey Wake Forest 27, Syracuse 21 Wake and baked Campanaro scorches SU’s defense and with it, its bowl hopes.

DURELL ESKRIDGE

JEREMI WILKES

3 Strong safety

28 Free safety

CAMERON LYNCH 38 Outside linebacker

RI’SHARD ANDERSON

MICAH ROBINSON

9 Cornerback

93 Defensive end

MARQUIS SPRUILL

Dyshawn DAVIS

11 Middle linebacker

jay bromley

35 Outside linebacker

eric crume

96 Defensive tackle

BRANDON REDDISH

ROBERT WELSH

52 Nose tackle

4 Cornerback

94 Defensive end

“It’s hard to come out of that game and say anyone had a great day. It was a long day at the office and we’re going to try to do the best we can to wipe the slate, but it never quite works the way you want it to.” Clark Lea, Syracuse linebackers coach on the Orange’s 56-0 loss to Georgia Tech

key matchup 88 jared crump Wide receiver

73 Steven chase Left tackle

59 antonio ford Left guard

51 cory helms Center

75 frank souza Right guard

63 dylan intemann Right tackle

Deep threats

89 Spencer Bishop Tight end

10 tanner price Quarterback

You pick ‘em

line Over under Michael Campanaro’s receiving yards

125

Terrel Hunt’s passing yards

150

Field goals made for Syracuse

0.5

Ovation’s louder than that for Donovan McNabb 0.5

25 josh harris Tailback

3 Michael Campanaro Wide reciever

Opponent

Player

Rec. Yards

7

133

Northwestern

Tony Jones

9

185

Wagner

Pat Murphy

1

14

Tulane

Justyn Shackleford

7

106

Clemson

Sammy Watkins

4

126

North Carolina State Bryan Underwood

6

89

Georgia Tech

1

46

Penn State Allen Robinson

12 tyree harris Wide reciver

WR Michael Campanaro vs. CB Brandon Reddish

Darren Waller

Wake forest on offense

Syracuse’s secondary is going to have its hands full with Campanaro. The Orange is missing its top corner, Keon Lyn, which only will make things more difficult.

“A lot of guys definitely remember that trip up to the Carrier Dome. I don’t know if it’s a revenge thing, but I think they definitely remember that game.” Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest wide receiver

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The percentage of Tanner Price’s passes that Michael Campanaro has caught.


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LAST TIME THEY

PLAYED

Sept. 1, 2011: Syracuse 36, Wake Forest 29 (OT)

Ryan Nassib completed 13-of-15 passes after halftime, Antwon Bailey broke out and Van Chew made two monumental catches. A Syracuse offense that managed just seven first-half points exploded to erase a 15-point, fourth-quarter deficit to earn a season-opening victory. “We were looking for that explosiveness from them right off the get-go, but hey, better late than never,” Syracuse defensive end Mikhail Marinovich told The Daily Orange after the game. The Orange (1-0, 0-0 Big East) offense rebounded to pull off the program’s largest comeback since 2003, shocking the Demon Deacons (0-1, 0-0 Atlantic Coast) 36-29 in overtime in front of 40,833. After Syracuse scored the final 15 points of regulation in a 3:55 span, Nassib connected with Chew for a 4-yard score in the first possession of overtime to complete the rally. “That’s one of the best wins since I’ve been in Syracuse,” Bailey said at the time. “To do it in the fashion we did it, to come from so many points down and then to do it in the Dome, it doesn’t get any better than that.” An SU offense that managed just five total yards in the first quarter and entered halftime with more penalty yards — 56 — than total offense — 52 — made a remarkable turnaround. Jimmy Newman’s 40-yard field goal with 11:02 remaining in the fourth quarter gave Wake Forest a 29-14 lead. Then Nassib, who started the game 1-for5, caught fire. A 21-yard hookup with Alec Lemon. Twenty-four yards to Chew moments later. By the time Nassib hit fullback Adam

Harris for a 2-yard score, he was 5-for-5 on the drive. 29-21. “We got it within eight, and I felt like that was a big turning point for the team,” Harris told The Daily Orange after the game. “Everybody started getting a little excitement. The stadium felt alive again.” Then it was Bailey’s turn. The running back, who logged 11 yards on seven first-half carries, exploded down the left sideline for a 53-yard touchdown run to make it 29-27. He would finish with 114 rushing yards and two touchdowns. But the next play was made by Chew — a diving grab falling out of the back right corner of the end zone. Chew dragged his left hip along the Carrier Dome turf after hauling in Nassib’s pass. “We like teams that pressure us because now you can get the big play,” SU head coach Doug Marrone told The Daily Orange. “We were able to make some big plays. I’m disappointed we couldn’t make them earlier.” And finally, Nassib went back to Chew for the finale. Chew absorbed a hit from Wake Forest strong safety Cyhl Quarles on a first-down play before snagging a 16-yard deep comeback, which put the Orange inside the Demon Deacons’ 10. Two plays later, Nassib drifted backward, away from pressure, before lofting a pass to Chew in the front left corner of the end zone. Chew moved forward, received the pass and rolled onto the Dome turf. “I saw the ball in the air and I was like, ‘I have to get it. We have to score,’” Chew said to The Daily Orange. “So I just went after it.” Wake Forest turned the ball over on downs on its rebuttal possession. Syracuse’s comeback was complete. “It was probably the best game I ever played in my life and been in,” Chew said. —Compiled by Stephen Bailey, asst. sports editor, sebail01@syr.edu

daily orange file photo ANTWON BAILEY scampers into the end zone in Syracuse’s 36-29 overtime win over Wake Forest on Sept. 1, 2011. The tailback finshed with 114 yards and two touchdowns.


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POLLS BCS STANDINGS

1. ALABAMA 6. Baylor 7. Miami 8. Clemson 9. Missouri 10. Oklahoma

2. OREGON

3. FLORIDA STATE

11. Auburn 12. Texas A&M 13. LSU 14. South Carolina 15. Texas Tech

4. OHIO STATE

16. Fresno State 17. Northern Illinois 18. Oklahoma State 19. Louisville 20. UCLA

5. STANFORD 21. Michigan 22. Michigan State 23. USF 24. Wisconsin 25. Texas

AP TOP 25

1. ALABAMA 6. Stanford 7. Miami 8. Auburn 9. Clemson 10. Missouri

2. OREGON

3. FLORIDA STATE

11. LSU 12. Texas A&M 13. Oklahoma 14. South Carolina 15. Texas Tech

4. OHIO STATE

16. Fresno State 17. UCLA 18. Oklahoma State 19. UCF 20. Louisville

5. BAYLOR 21. Northen Illinois 22. Wisconsin 23. Michigan 24. Michigan State 25. Arizona

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remaining SCHEDULE Syracuse Nov. 9 @ Maryland 3:30 An uninjured Terrapins squad would be tough for Syracuse to handle, but UMD is missing its top two wide receivers.

Nov. 16 @ Florida State TBA Syracuse will do its best to not get embarrassed against Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston and the No. 3 Seminoles.

Nov. 23 Pittsburgh TBA The Orange will be matched with another talented wide receiver in the Panthers’ Devin Street.

Nov. 30 Boston College TBA SU’s postseason life could be on the line as it renews an old rivalry with the Eagles.

Wake Forest No. 9 Florida State TBA No. 23 Duke TBA Nov. 30 @ Vanderbilt TBA


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Herring sparks UNLV turnaround after returning to QB spot By Sam Blum STAFF WRITER

Caleb Herring’s father could see the longing in his son’s eyes. Watching on television when the cameras cut to Herring and Nick Sherry discussing the next drive, Mike Herring saw his son look at the scoreboard with a blank face. Herring was a wide receiver for UNLV against Minnesota that day, and Sherry was his quarterback. Though Herring was dressed, prepped and ready for that role, a receiver he was not. Herring had been a quarterback since he started playing football, but had been relegated to his new position because of a perceived lack of talent. “I could tell in his eyes he wanted the ball in his hands, but he was a receiver,” said his father Mike, who was also one of his coaches at Citrus Hill High School in California. “He wants to have the ball, he wants to make the decisions.”

For Herring’s first three seasons at UNLV, he shuffled between back-up quarterback, wide receiver and holder. Two games into his senior season, that all changed. Herring was given the starting nod during game three after two blowout losses, and immediately propelled the Runnin’ Rebels to their first four-game winning streak in 13 years. Now at 4-3, UNLV is on the cusp of its first winning season since that 2000 campaign. Herring’s story, though, is more about his journey, rather than the destination. “It’s been really humbling,” Herring said. “It’s taught me to not take things for granted. I find that the time that I had on the bench, kind of take it in and appreciate that this something that I really love to do. “It’s exciting to finally enjoy some success.” Herring is completing passes at a 68.4-percent clip, up from the 54.5 percent during his first three seasons combined behind center.

photo courtesy of unlv photo services CALEB HERRING spent three seasons as a receiver and backup quarterback. Now he’s the starting signal caller and UNLV’s season has turned around with him under center.

In 228 attempts, he’s thrown 13 touchdowns and just one interception. “When you look at it in this day and age, especially at the quarterback position, you see all these guys jumping in and out of programs, and the minute something goes against them, they leave and quit,” UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck said. “This guy is the antithesis of that.” Herring takes pride in the fact that he stuck with the program at UNLV, but that decision wasn’t always the easy one. When Herring was relegated to playing wide receiver during his junior season, he contemplated quitting. “Being a quarterback was what I was recruited to do,” Herring said. “If I failed that, then I failed my purpose at UNLV.” But his father reminded him of the commitment he made to the school. “I didn’t stick to my commitment back in high school, and some things didn’t turn out like I wanted in college,” Mike Herring said. “I used that example of me for him, to make sure you stick to your word, and have your word mean something.“ Even during a hectic recruiting process, Herring remained steadfast in his decision to play for UNLV. Coming out of Citrus Hill, Herring was a three-star recruit and one of the most highly recruited quarterbacks on the West Coast. Oregon listed him as its No. 2 choice at quarterback behind now-Heisman candidate Tajh Boyd, Mike Herring said, but by the time then-Oregon head coach Chip Kelly came to talk to him, Herring said he was sticking

with UNLV. “Caleb said he was solid. He didn’t flinch on it,” Herring’s father said. “Even to the amazement of our coaching staff here, they were like, ‘Caleb, that’s Oregon.’” Herring redshirted during his freshman year at UNLV, when the head coach that recruited him was fired during the offseason. In came Hauck, and out went any guarantee of Herring becoming the starting quarterback. Herring often beat himself up knowing he could have played at Oregon. Kenjon Barner, a former Ducks player and high school friend of Herring’s, even called to tease him about making the wrong choice, Mike Herring said. And while he wasn’t sure if it was the wrong choice, his goal to help turn around UNLV football seemed lost. Each summer, Herring and his friend and teammate Bradley Randle would drive home. They would train all summer and talk about how next year would be their season. As the years came and went, that dream seemed fainter. “He was just being patient,” Randle said. “He knows he’s a great quarterback. Now he’s getting his time and getting his opportunity, and he’s proving what he was always able to do.” Now, after four years of being told to go for it, Herring finally has something to show. And when he finally got the chance in the third game, he made sure to make the most of it. “It was one of moments that you pray for, and something that you’ve been quietly asking for,” Herring said. “It was one of those moments where I said to myself, ‘Here’s your opportunity, what are you going to do with it?’” sblum@syr.edu


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HEISMAN WATCH JAMEIS WINSTON, QB, FLORIDA STATE

When Winston and Tajh Boyd collided two weekends ago in Death Valley, it was Boyd that was in prime position to take home his first Heisman, and Winston that sat on the outskirts of contention. What a difference a game makes. It was over before it ever began, and with that 444-yard passing performance, Winston is a serious contender to be the second straight and second-ever freshman to win a Heisman Trophy. He’s completing passes at an otherworldly 69.9 percent, and his 11.9 yards per attempt rank second in college football. A battle against rival No. 7 Miami (Fla.) this weekend could make or break his Heisman chances.

JORDAN LYNCH, QB, NORTHERN ILLINOIS Lynch is probably the best quarterback you’ve never heard of, but he’s putting up numbers you just can’t ignore. Last season, he set the Football Bowl Subdivision record for rushing yards by a quarterback, and he’s proving now that wasn’t a fluke. Lynch’s 1,031 rushing are the fourth most in Division I, and that’s including, you know, the running backs. He’s also racked up 1,711 passing yards during Northern

Illinois’ 8-0 start. The senior will certainly need a little luck if he wants to move into a top position, but his small-school stature doesn’t make what he’s accomplished any less impressive.

MARCUS MARIOTA, QB, OREGON The most impressive number Mariota has put up this season is zero. That’s how many interceptions he’s thrown for on the back of 29 touchdowns — 20 passing and nine rushing. Although the Ducks are coming off of their worst offensive output of the season — piecing together 42 points against UCLA — Mariota’s stock only continues to rise. He’s the perfect quarterback for the Oregon offense, featuring speed, accuracy and agility. But sometimes, the Oregon offense garners the credit instead of the quarterback himself. This might hinder him when the votes come in.

JOHNNY MANZIEL, QB, TEXAS A&M There are no good Heisman lists that don’t include Johnny Football. Unfortunately for the stud sophomore, he was a victim of a grueling Week 8 that saw his Heisman hopes, as well as Teddy Bridgewater and Boyd, almost hampered.

photo courtesy of ross obley JAMEIS WINSTON led No. 3 Florida State to a lopsided win over Clemson, and now has his sights set on becoming the second consecutive freshman to win the Heisman. The good news is that there is still time to come back, even with two losses to his name. Manziel is still completing passes at a 73-percent clip and for an average of 10.3 yards per pass. His 2,594 yards are good for fifth in the FBS. The question isn’t if Manziel has the ability to win his second straight Heisman, it’s just if someone else can take it from him.

SEAN MANNION, QB, OREGON STATE Mannion is not your typical Heisman candidate, but the numbers don’t lie. A 20-12 loss

to No. 5 Stanford last weekend did the junior no favors, but with 3,263 passing yards, the best among all Division I quarterbacks, there has to be a spot for Mannion on this list. He’s thrown for 30 touchdowns, five more than anyone else, and has completed 69.1 percent of his passes. He is thriving in what is clearly a pass-first offense, but it’s to an extent that no one could have expected. He’s not a top-tier favorite, but there’s still a lot of season left. —Compiled by Sam Blum, staff writer, sblum@syr.edu


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PERSPECTIVES text by jesse dougherty | asst. copy editor photos by sam maller | asst. photo editor

Can Syracuse rebound from its 56-0 loss against Georgia Tech?

“No, because our team is not that good.”

“Of course. They’re playing Wake Forest and they have nothing on us.” Andrea Pateras

JUNIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR

Dan Kitchen

SENIOR WRITING AND RHETORIC AND SPORT MANAGEMENT MAJOR

“They can’t. I don’t think it’s because they lost 56-0, I just think they’re terrible.”

“I think we can bounce back if we really just focus on pounding the ball in the run game because the passing Imani Wimberly game hasn’t been too good at all.”

GRADUATE STUDENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Ben Rosenwald

SOPHOMORE SPORT MANAGEMENT MAJOR

“I think as long as they keep their heads in the game, they’ll be OK.” Morgan Truman SOPHOMORE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR

“Yeah because they’re playing an unknown team. And there’s going to be a lot of people there so there will be the crowd.”

Patrice Arnwin

FRESHMAN BIOLOGY MAJOR

“Wow, I didn’t know it was that bad. I really hope so.” Kate Riley

SOPHOMORE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR

“I think they can bounce back. They have to take advantage of their future schedule because there are some winnable games.”

Jake Moriarty

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Around the FSU, Miami try to stay perfect After throttling Clemson two weeks ago, No. 3 Florida State thrust itself into the national title arena. On Saturday, it gets what could be its stiffest challenger. No. 7 Miami (Fla.) travels to Tallahassee, Fla., for what should be the biggest game left on the Atlantic Coast Conference regularseason schedule. It’s a historic rivalry that’s

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been placed on the back burner, as both teams have faded in recent years. Saturday should be a return to glory. “The thing that always stuck out to me is how competitive the games were and how athletic and good the teams were and how well they were coached,” FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said during the ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday. “It was just, at that time, it was the epitome of college football and the top, arguably the top two programs in the country consistently.” Now they’re back at that level. The Hurricanes began the season outside of the Top 25, but have cruised through their early schedule and into the Bowl Championship Subdivision picture. “We gleaned a lot from our experiences a year ago as a younger team,” Miami head coach Al Golden said. “Now we have to draw on that. We’re going to need the leaders to certainly help us do that, really just get the guys who haven’t been in there, some of the younger guys, just have to get them executing six seconds at a time and not worry about anything from an external standpoint.”

UNC-nc state features qb platoons When Bryn Renner struggled early, North Carolina shifted to a two-quarterback system. Since Brandon Mitchell’s return, North Carolina

State has done the same. On Saturday, it won’t just be Renner versus Mitchell, it’ll be Renner and Marquise Williams versus Mitchell and Pete Thomas. For both teams, the two quarterbacks each present a unique look and unique struggles for each teams’ coaches to worry about. “It makes it much more difficult when you’re trying to prepare for two different quarterbacks, when you’re preparing for multiple things offensively,” UNC head coach Larry Fedora said. “It just makes it much more difficult. Your defense has to prepare for quite a bit, and it waters things down for them.” Just as the Tar Heels have settled into their rotation, Renner and Williams are finding their strengths, too. Renner’s accuracy is his strength. “He understands where guys are,” NC State head coach Dave Doeren said. Like Mitchell, Williams is more of a runner who’s improving in the option. “Starting with last week’s game,” Doeren said, “they both played very efficient within what they asked them to do.”

Watford gets chance at mentor Boyd Virginia quarterback David Watford views

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd as his mentor. The two are both Hampton, Va., natives and, although they only faced each other once in high school, they’re close away from the field. Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said he hasn’t talked much with Boyd about the two’s relationship, but is impressed by Watford’s play. “I was just telling him how impressed I was with him,” Swinney said, “and his potential and his ability.”

Maryland tries to replace Madaras On Tuesday, Maryland tackle Mike Madaras suddenly announced his departure from the program. It wasn’t due to disciplinary reasons or academics, but Madaras is no longer enrolled at the university. The Terrapins are off this weekend, so they’ll have time to regroup and find a replacement for the third longest tenured member of their offense. “We’ve got things in mind,” UMD head coach Randy Edsall said. “But we’ll end up putting that out when we get the two deep out at the beginning of the week.” — Compiled by David Wilson, sports editor, dbwilson@syr.edu

sam maller | asst. photo editor tajh boyd goes head to head with close friend David Watford when No. 9 Clemson travels to Virginia on Saturday. The two quarterbacks are both natives of Hampton, Va.


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Around the nation AAC shows its depth The American Athletic Conference has been all but forgotten early this season. It’s perpetually at the back of the pack of the other Bowl Championship Subdivision auto-bid conferences. The three teams at the top are starting to change that. Houston ranks first, followed by Central Florida and perennial contender Louisville. The Knights made a splash when they all but dashed the Cardinals’ national title hopes with a win on Louisville’s home field. Houston is being powered by true freshman quarterback John O’Korn, who is in position to lead Houston to a BCS game berth. The AAC may not have the biggest schools, but it will be one of the most entertaining conferences down the stretch.

FAU coach Pelini resigns Florida Atlantic head coach Carl Pelini and

defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis have resigned after attending a social event during which marijuana was consumed. Athletic director Pat Chun confronted both coaches after receiving reports that they, in fact, participated in the use of illegal drugs. Pelini, the brother of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, has issued an apology. The Owls were amid a 2-6 season. Overall, he had compiled a 5-15 record since taking over for Howard Schnellenberger in the 2011 season. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brain Wright will take over as the interim head coach.

Grambling State returns to football Grambling State got back on the gridiron last week after creating a national stir by boycotting its game two weeks ago against Jackson State. The team sat out, citing issues with the interim

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head coach, lack of updated and safe facilities, and lack of funding for plane trips to away games. Busses showed up to take the team to its game at Jackson State, but the players refused to get on them. On Saturday, the Tigers lost 23-17 in overtime to Texas Southern to fall to 0-9. Grambling State has now lost 13 straight games, 19 against Division I competition.

after previous jobs with Arizona State, Iowa State and Eastern Michigan. “I have the greatest respect for the University of Texas and one of my mentors, DeLoss Dodds,” Smith said in a statement release by OSU. “I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be the athletics director at The Ohio State University.”

Ohio State AD stays put

Michigan, Michigan State battle for Legends lead

Gene Smith, Ohio State’s athletic director, took to Twitter on Thursday to deny rumors that he might try for the same position at Texas. “Reports of me interviewing at the University of Texas are inaccurate,” Smith posted on his Twitter page. The Austin-American Statesman reported that Smith would interview with the Longhorns as a target to replace retiring athletic director DeLoss Dodd. Smith is in his ninth year with the Buckeyes

Michigan will travel to Michigan State on Saturday with the Legends Division at stake in the Big Ten. The Spartans are a game and a half ahead. Michigan State has won three of the last four meetings, but the last contest went to Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., last season. — Compiled by Sam Blum, staff writer, sblum@syr.edu


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WR FL QB FL QB CB FL QB CB QB QB SS WR WR CB TB CB QB QB FS P/PK FL TB CB TB CB SS CB CB TB TB CB SS WR PK ILB CB ILB FB ILB OLB OLB DE OLB P OLB ILB ILB OLB FB ILB FB TE OLB OLB ILB TE OLB NG C LS OLB ILB ILB NG OLB DE OG C LS OG OT LS OG OG OT OT OT C OT OT OG OT OT OG OT TE TE WR WR TE TE WR FL WR TE DE NG DE NG DE DE

6-5 5-11 6-3 5-9 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-5 6-1 6-6 6-1 6-3 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-8 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-4 6-6 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-3

220 190 220 185 210 180 180 230 175 215 205 185 185 180 185 205 190 185 205 195 180 165 190 175 235 200 190 170 185 205 210 170 215 195 185 225 170 230 245 215 210 240 285 230 210 230 200 230 210 235 230 235 245 205 225 240 230 220 250 290 245 220 225 190 265 200 250 310 300 235 240 310 225 290 300 300 315 300 280 315 260 310 300 300 310 275 250 245 185 180 220 215 205 200 190 240 275 260 255 245 265 275

Jr. Sr. RF Jr. Jr. Jr. RF So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. RF So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. RF Jr. So. So. RF So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. So. RF Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. RF So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. RF Fr. RF So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. RF RF Fr. Fr. RF Jr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr. RF RF RF Fr. RF Jr. So. RF Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. RF Sr. Sr. Jr. So. RF Sr. Fr.

Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson Clarksville, Md./River Hill Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter Coral Springs, Fla./Stoneman Douglas Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge Pahokee, Fla./Pahokee Rutherfordton, N.C./East Rutherford Orlando, Fla./Lake Nona Clarksville, M.D./River Hill Charlotte, N.C./Country Day Austin, Texas/Westlake Folkston, Ga./Air Force Academy High Point, N.C./Southwest Guilford Marietta, Ga./Marietta Charlotte, N.C./Vance Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard Mendham, N.J./Morris Catholic Skillman, N.J./Lawrenceville School Durham, N.C./Southern Durham Pine City, N.Y./Southside Orlando, Fla./Olympia Fresno, Texas/Hightower Sunbury, Pa./Shikellamy Miami, Fla./Hialeah-Miami Lakes Raeford, N.C./SandHoke Pembroke Pines, Fla./Dade Christian DeLand, Fla./DeLand Sugar Land, Texas/George Ranch Frisco, Texas/Hebron Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville Round Rock, Texas/Westwood Evans, Ga./Air Force Prep School Durham, N.C./Southern Argyle, Texas/Argyle West Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach Snellville, Ga./South Gwinnett Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest-Rolesville Richmond, Va./Fork Union Military Academy Memphis, Tenn./University School Miami, Fla./Palmetto Pahokee, Fla./Pahokee Baton Rouge, La./Episcopal Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast Adelaide, South Australia/St. Peter’s Rockingham, N.C./Richmond Waldorf, Md./Westlake Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge Dothan, Ala./Dothan Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School Winston-Salem, N.C./Reagan Ball Ground, Ga./West Forsyth Carrollton, Ga./Carrollton Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Marietta, Ga./Hillgrove Richmond, Ky./Madison Southern Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas Wylie, Texas/Wylie Alpharetta , Ga./Milton Statesville, N.C./Statesville Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor Apex, N.C./Middle Creek Nashville, N.C./Nash Central Covina, Calif./Charter Oak Mebane, N.C./Eastern Alamance Cary, N.C./Middle Creek Pahokee, Fla./Pahokee Rocky Mount, N.C./Rocky Mount Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Pine Crest Sarasota, Fla./Riverview Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest-Rolesville Mooresville, N.C./Mooresville Milton, Ga./Milton Coraopolis, Pa./Sto-Rox Columbia, S.C./Irmo Raleigh, N.C./Broughton Baltimore, Md./Gilman School Lake Worth, Fla./Park Vista Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny Ponte Vedra, Fla./Nease Sophia, N.C./Randleman Charlotte, N.C./Christchurch Kingsport, Tenn./Dobyns-Bennett Bailey, N.C./Southern Nash Greenville, N.C./Rose Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic Portsmouth, Va./I.C. Norcom Atlanta, Ga./Mays Burlington, Mass./Buckingham Brown & Nichols Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods Apharetta, Ga./Alpharetta Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island St. John’s, Fla./Bartram Trail Pinehurst, N.C./Pinecrest Mableton, Ga./Whitefield Academy Cape Coral, Fla./Ida Baker Jonesville, S.C./Union County Seffner, Fla./Armwood Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge Lake Worth, Fla./Lake Worth

Matt James Michael Campanaro Tyler Cameron Orville Reynolds Patrick Thompson Merrill Noel Maddox Stamey Kevin Sousa Kevin Johnson Michael Radford Tanner Price Anthony Wooding, Jr. Airyn Willis Tyree Harris Jalen Latter Dominique Gibson Allen Ramsey Brendan Wood Pat Long A.J. Marshall Mike Weaver John Armstrong Joshua Wilhite Chuck Schlegel Deandre Martin Josh M. Harris Ryan Janvion James Ward Josh Okonye Dezmond Wortham Josh Harris Brad Watson Thomas Brown Sherman Ragland III Chad Hedlund Teddy Matthews Deonte Davis Hunter Williams Charles Argenzio Ford Howell Wendell Dunn Zachary Allen Tylor Harris Kevis Jones Alexander Kinal Justin Jackson Marquel Lee Mike Olson Julian Thomas-Jackson Jordan Garside Grant Dawson Ben Emert Zach Gordon Nick Karp Steve Donatell Brandon Chubb Spencer Stone Lance Virgile Nikita Whitlock Corey Helms Logan Feimster Duke Ejiofor Britt Cherry Brad Demuth Andrew Hauser Ali Lamot Josh Banks Antonio Ford Whit Barnes Ryan Bauder Reid Althoff Dylan Intemann Chase Wilson Josh T. Harris Rocco Esposito Taylor Chambers Colin Summers Hunter Goodwin Cody Preble Steven Chase Neil Basford Frank Souza Joel Suggs Will Smith Tyler Hayworth Cameron Gardner Anthony Rook Daniel Vogelsang P.J. Howard IV Jonathan Williams Brendan O’Neil Cam Serigne Brandon Terry Brad Idzik Jared Crump Spencer Bishop Kristopher Redding Johnny Garcia Desmond Floyd Shelldon Lewinson Zach Thompson James Looney

No. Name 1 Ashton Broyld 2 Quinta Funderburk 2 Wayne Morgan 3 Durell Eskridge 3 Mitch Kimble 4 Brandon Reddish 5 Luke Arciniega 5 Austin Wilson 6 Ritchy Desir 7 Troy Green 7 Oliver Vigille 8 Drew Allen 8 Keon Lyn 9 Ri’Shard Anderson 10 Terrel Hunt 11 Marquis Spruill 12 Ryan Norton 13 Corey Winfield 14 John Kinder 15 Chauncey Scissum 16 Keenan Hale 17 Charley Loeb 18 Christopher Clark 18 Darius Kelly 19 Joe Nassib 20 Noah Douglas 20 Brisly Estime 21 Julian Whigham 22 Adrian Fleming 23 Prince-Tyson Gulley 24 Jaston George 25 Eric Jackson 25 Jeremiah Kobena 26 Josh Mims 27 Josh Kirkland 27 George Morris II 28 Jeremi Wilkes 29 Devante McFarlane 30 Steve Rene 31 Clay Cleveland 32 Travon Burke 33 Marqez Hodge 34 Adonis Ameen-Moore 35 Dyshawn Davis 36 Macauley Hill 37 Ross Krautman 38 Cameron Lynch 39 Eric Anthony 39 Greg Tobias 40 Zachary McCarrell 41 Lewellyn Coker 42 Jacob Green 42 Joe Stanard 43 Franklin Santos 45 Jerome Smith 46 Jonathan Fisher 47 Sam Rodgers 48 Eric Morris 49 Alryk Perry 50 Femi Aliyu 51 Donnie Simmons 52 Eric Crume 53 Lucas Albrecht 54 Kennedy Kodua 55 Marcus Coleman 55 Rob Trudo 56 John Miller 57 Omari Palmer 58 Hernz Laguerre 59 Macky MacPherson 60 Sean Hickey 64 Daniel Anyaegbunam 65 Jamar McGloster 67 Michael Lasker 68 Nick Robinson 69 Keith Mitsuuchi 70 Jesse Wolf-Gould 71 Alex Hayes 72 Ivan Foy 73 Jon Burton 74 Seamus Shanley 76 Kyle Knapp 77 Zian Jones 78 Jason Emerich 80 Tyler Provo 81 Alex Schoen 81 Ron Thompson 82 Alvin Cornelius 83 Sean Avant 84 Ben Lewis 85 Beckett Wales 86 PJ Batten 87 Kendall Moore 88 Jarrod West 89 Josh Parris 90 James Washington 91 Isaiah Johnson 92 Riley Dixon 92 Tyler Marona 93 Micah Robinson 94 Robert Welsh 95 Josh Manley 96 Jay Bromley 97 John Raymon 98 Trevon Trejo 99 Ryan Sloan

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Pos. RB WR CB FS QB CB LB QB SS QB LB QB CB CB QB LB K WR WR DB WR QB WR DB CB DB WR CB WR RB CB DB WR DB LB RB FS RB RB FB FB LB FB LB WR K LB DB RB LB LB TE DB WR RB P LS LS LB LB DE NT DT DE NT OG OL OG LB C OT OT OL OL OG LS OG OL OG OL C OT NT C TE DB DE WR WR WR TE TE OL WR TE LB DL K/P DL DE DE DE DT DE DL DT

HT. 6-4 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-4 5-11 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-3 5-10 5-10 5-7 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-9 6-0 5-7 6-1 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-7 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-7 6-4 6-5 5-10 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-6 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-0 5-7 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-3 6- 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-2

WT. 211 201 197 207 195 186 241 211 187 184 220 226 201 190 219 224 179 180 187 199 190 220 160 190 180 168 176 187 200 190 175 160 182 187 204 203 179 201 187 230 245 208 239 220 205 160 230 199 175 201 230 245 179 175 226 209 234 220 211 228 250 305 258 220 266 284 308 309 220 290 291 290 303 324 297 221 328 315 313 317 264 284 311 280 246 161 268 187 183 194 225 218 250 203 255 218 291 208 258 265 256 269 285 323 240 326

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CL. Hometown/High School So. Rochester, N.Y./Rush Henrietta HS/ Milford Academy Jr. Norfolk, Va./Oscar F. Smith So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Erasmus Hall Campus So. Miami, Fla./Miami Central Fr. Jerseyville, Ill./Jersey Community Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Fort Hamilton Jr. Sparks, NV/Spanish Springs Fr. Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro Jr. North Miami Beach, Fla./North Miami Beach Fr. Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles So. Miami, Fla./Miami Central Sr. San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights Sr. Miramar, Fla./Miramar HS Sr. Miramar, Fla./American Heritage So. Rosedale, N.Y./ Christ the King Sr. Hillside, N.J./Hillside HS So. Garden City, N.Y./Garden City Fr. St. Louis, Mo./Riverview Gardens Jr. Inwood, N.Y./Lawrence HS Fr. West Henrietta, N.Y./Rush-Henrietta So. Conyers, Ga./The McCallie School Sr. Hollis, N.H./Lawrence Academy Sr. Los Angeles, Calif./Venice/East LA College Jr. Sierra Vista, Ariz./Buena Vista Sr. Newtown Square, Pa./The Haveford School Fr. Montclair, N.J./Montclair Fr. Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic Community So. West Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer Sr. Ashburn, Va./Broad Run HS Sr. Akron, Ohio/Garfield Senior HS So. Chesapeake, Va./Oscar F. Smith So. Inglewood, Calif./Pacific Palisades Jr. Harlem, N.Y./Cardinal Hayes Jr. Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham Jr. Paxico, Kan./St Mary’s RF Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett Sr. Tampa, Fla./Tampa Catholic HS RF Wheatley Heights, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Canarsie HS Sr. Boxford, Mass./Phillips Academy Jr. Syracuse, N.Y./Corcoran Fr. Miami, Fla./Miami Central Jr. Denver, Colo./Mullen Jr. Woodbury, N.J./Woodbury Jr. Port Huron, Mich./Port Huron Northern Sr. Franklin Lakes, N.J./Ramapo HS Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood Fr. Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker Sr. Sicklerville, N.J./St. Augustine Prep Sr. Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Sr. Warren, Ohio/Warren G. Harding HS So. Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep Fr. Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker Jr. Providence, R.I./Classical HS Jr. Bear, Del./Pencader Charter Jr. Oakfield, N.Y./Oakfield-Alabama Central Jr. State College, Pa./Mercersburg Academy Sr. Simi Valley, Calif./Royal Fr. Columbus, Ala./Glenwood School Sr. Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin So. Hartsdale, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac Jr. Detroit, Mich./Detroit Central Sr. Hudson Falls, N.Y./Hudson Falls Jr. Bronx, N.Y./A. Phillip Randolph RF Voorhees, N.J./Camden Catholic So. Farrell, Pa./Farrell So. Carson, Calif./Redondo Union RF Coram, N.Y./Longwood So. Spring Valley, N.Y./Spring Valley Sr. Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy Jr. Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional HS Sr. Schenectady, N.Y./Albany Academy Fr. Hillside, N.J./Saint Anthony’s So. Corona, Calif./Santiago So. Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker So. Torrance, Calif./South Torrance Jr. Oneonta, N.Y./Oneonta Fr. Ellenwood, Ga./Tucker So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Fort Hamilton Fr. Spotsylvania, Va./Courtland So. Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee RF Kalamazoo, Mich./Portage Central Sr. Los Angeles, Calif./Eagle Rock HS/West Los Angeles College RF New Ringgold, Pa./Blue Mountain Fr. West Palm Beach, Fla./American Heritage School Fr. Short Hills, N.J./Millburn RF Southfield, Mich./Southfield RF Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville Fr. Miramar, Fla./Miramar RF Middletown, Md./Middletown Sr. Venice, Fla./Venice HS Fr. Miami, Fla./Dade Christian Fr. Chicago, Ill./Neal F. Simeon Jr. Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty HS RF Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson RF Winter Park, Fla./Winter Park Fr. New Castle, Del./Eastern Christian Academy So. Blossvale, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy So. Pasadena, Calif./St. Francis Jr. Cleveland, Ohio/John Adams HS Jr. Bay Shore, N.Y./Saint Anthony’s HS RF College Park, Ga./Milton Sr. Jamaica, N.Y./Flushing So. Richboro, Pa./Council Rock North Jr. Long Beach, Calif./Milikan So. East Patchogue, N.Y./Bellport

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