No. 16 Syracuse Loses First Home Game Against Notre Dame
(LEO SILVERMAN): From the opening snap Notre Dame turned the pressure dial up to 100 against Syracuse… and despite some third quarter offensive heroics, the pressure proved to be too much for the Orange dropping this one 41-24 in the JMA Wireless Dome. The big story though, Garrett Schrader pulled from action in the second half, a decision Head Coach Dino Babers says was purely precautionary.
(DINO BABERS): I just didn’t feel like he could protect himself. He’s a fighter, he wanted to be out there, he did not want to come out of the game. But just in watching in the first half, he just didn’t have all the tools in his tool box and I just didn’t think it was fair to have him out there with all those athletes, all those archers trying to get him in their sights.
(CARLOS DEL RIO-WILSON): The whole week in practice I feel like I prepared good. I’m one of those guys that in the heat of the moment, I don’t fold. I am built for those situations. So once he told me I was going in there I was ready and prepared so it just felt like a routine game.
(LEO SILVERMAN): Now even with Carlos Del Rio-Wilson’s stellar performance in the second half, Babers made sure to quell any ideas of a quarterback controversy going forward. And despite back-to-back losses for the Orange it seems that the morale inside the locker room is still in good spirits. Well, those good spirits need to uphold for their road game against Pitt next Saturday. Reporting inside the JMA Wireless Dome, Leo Silverman, Citrus TV.