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Saturday, Nov 05, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Etta-Tawo Breaks Harrison’s Single-Season Record in Loss to Clemson

By Brianna Adams, CLEMSON, S.C.—Syracuse falls to no. 3 Clemson in a 54-0 shut out down in Death Valley. Yet for Orange wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo the negatives came with some positives.

Amba Etta-Tawo set two new records in the Syracuse football books despite not seeing the end zone at Death Valley. The wide receiver came into the game just 57 yards shy of breaking Marvin Harrison’s single-season receiving yard record. With nine receptions for a total of 84 yards, Etta-Tawo set the record to 1,158 total yards. The nine receptions led to another broken record as well. Alec Lemon set a single-season total reception record back in 2012, Etta-Tawo broke that record with 75 total receptions on the season.

The game came with many injuries to the Orange offense. A major blow to the team happened early on in the game. Starting quarterback Eric Dungey faced a hard hit by the Tigers defenders.  The quarterback had to be helped off the field and was ruled out for the remaining of the game. Dino Babers looked to Austin Wilson to start for the remainder of the game.

The offense led by Wilson would only reach the red zone once during the entire game. In the play, Cole Murphy would miss a 30-yard field goal attempt, their only chance to score.

Clemson would score four touchdowns against the Orange in just the first half. Including the Tigers longest play of the season, a 65-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Deon Cain.

The Orange are still two wins out from becoming bowl eligible. Syracuse will next face NC State at the Carrier Dome on November 12th.