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Penn State Defeats Syracuse 23-17 - Recap

Penn State Defeats Syracuse 23-17 - Recap

Syracuse was unable to slow down Allen Robinson, who produced 133 receiving yards as the Nittany Lions defeated the Orange 23-17 on Saturday.

Bettors who backed the Nittany Lions were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 8. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 50.5.

Christian Hackenberg completed 22 of 31 pass attempts for 278 yards for the Nittany Lions in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Orange defense.

Jerome Smith rushed for 73 yards for Syracuse, while Prince-Tyson Gulley added 24 yards. Drew Allen threw for 189 yards for the Orange, while receivers Jeremiah Kobena and Ashton Broyld had 55 and 46 yards respectively.

Syracuse was outgained by Penn State 353-260 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 14-11 by the Nittany Lions.

Penn State led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:45/29:15 split in that important category.

Penn State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Eastern Michigan. Syracuse will aim to get back on the winning track at Northwestern.