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Saturday, Oct 14, 2023 at 8:59 pm

Syracuse Offense Stumbles in Loss

By: Ben Spector | @bespector

Before the season when you looked at the Syracuse football schedule and 2023 you could point to a three game slate that could be tough. Clemson, North Carolina, then Florida State.

In the matchup against the Tigers in late September, SU put up just 14 points. Then, against North Carolina, the ‘Cuse poured on just seven. Against FSU, though Syracuse put up just three in a 41-3 loss in Tallahassee.

Florida State entered the contest as the seventh-ranked scoring defense in the ACC. According to SU head coach Dino Babers and tailback LeQuint Allen, though, it’s about what is next for this offense. 

“Things that are going to improve in the offense are the defenses that they’re going against,” Babers said. “All of a sudden those passes, they’re going to be knocked down. All you saw was the defensive lineman knocking the pass down without jumping to show you how long they are. Now those passes are going to go through and they’re going to we’re going to find out if the receivers are going to catch the ball or not. But those receivers were open.”

“Offensively it’s about being efficient,” Allen said. “It’s whatever gets our offense going because you know, every offense is different. So we just have to find whatever gets our offense going.”

Syracuse has to be efficient down the final stretch after it put up 24 points over its last three games. First, it’s the bye week and then after that, Syracuse takes on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Thursday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m.