Orangemen vs Zips Final: 29-3 - Recap
Syracuse cruised to victory on Saturday, as they ran up a 29-3 score against Akron in Week 1 action at InfoCision Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Orangemen were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 8.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 42.5.
Ryan Nassib completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 229 yards for the Orangemen in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Zips defense.
Nate Burney rushed for 38 yards for Akron, while Alex Allen added 21 yards. Patrick Nicely threw for 111 yards for the Zips, while receivers Jeremy LaFrance and Austin Bailey had 75 and 11 yards respectively.
Syracuse outgained Akron 431-166 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-9 by the Orangemen.
Akron lost the time of possession battle 33:25/26:35, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Syracuse looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Washington. Akron will aim to get on the winning track vs Gardner-Webb.