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Sunday, Sep 17, 2023 at 10:56 am

Syracuse Displays Resilience In Victory At Purdue

About two hours before kickoff Saturday night, Oronde Gadsden was declared out for season due to a lisfranc injury. To say he is a massive loss would be a massive understatement- the preseason All-American led Syracuse in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns last season. But, in SU’s first game without Gadsden, Garrett Shrader stepped up to a career-high 195 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while the mob forced four turnovers en route to a 35-20 victory over Purdue.
“You know, we had our ups and downs,” Head Coach Dino Babers remarked. “We had our mishaps and plays that weren’t made, but I thought we stayed together as a family.”
“We came together as a team,” safety Justin Barron said. “With Oronde being out, we knew guys had to step up and that’s exactly what they did.”
“I’m really proud of what those young men have done so far,” Babers reflected. “I’m glad that they’re so unselfish that they don’t care who gets the credit as long as we get the win.”
With the win, Syracuse has its first victory over a Big Ten foe on the road since 2006, and is 3-0 in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1960 when Ernie Davis was in the Orange backfield. 1960 also happens to be the last time SU started consecutive seasons 4-0- in order to that again, it’ll have to beat Army this coming Saturday. Kickoff from the Dome in that one is scheduled for noon.