I’m not gonna lie, TheDawgDude had to be talked off his roof when Syracuse went up 10-0. While I never doubted that the Huskies would come back and win (I swear! Got the tweets to prove it!), the miserable special teams play and defensive breakdowns were just too unbearable to watch (seriously, special teams/d-line coach Johnny Nansen should be thrilled that he still has a job).
But then the offense finally found some rhythm, Jermaine Kearse effectively took over the game (179 yards and 3 TDs…ridiculous) and the Dawgs rolled to a 41-20 win. While Jake wasn’t phenomenal, his stat line was: 22/33 for 289 yards, 4 TDs and no INTs.
That vaunted, shit-talking Syracuse defense got exposed for what it is: a below average BCS defense that looks better due to the weak conference it plays in (Big East). I think it’s safe to say that Chandler (or is it Channing? I’m not sure, I didn’t hear his name called all game…) Jones knows Jake Locker’s name now – but just in case, Jake was the guy that beat you like you stole something, Chanford.
While the Huskies were far from perfect, they showed a lot of moxie battling out of a 10-0 hole in a game that was an absolute must-win. A slow start like that simply cannot happen next week against Nebraska though. But we’ll get to those corn-eating meth-heads later in the week.
Right now it’s time to savor this win and get back to fantasizing about a decent bowl game. Speaking of which, I may have over-savored it last night – apologies for the delayed post.
Photos by AP Photo/Elaine Thompson and Getty Images/Otto Greule Jr.
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