Syracuse vs Northwestern Wrap - Northwestern Wins 48-27
|Syracuse vs Northwestern Wrap - Northwestern Wins 48-27|
Northwestern won 48-27 on Saturday against Syracuse behind a 185-yard receiving performance from Tony Jones at Ryan Field.
Northwestern was a favorite by 17 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 54.5.
Trevor Siemian completed 15 of 19 pass attempts for 259 yards for the Wildcats in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jerome Smith rushed for 45 yards for Syracuse, while Prince-Tyson Gulley added 32 yards. Drew Allen threw for 279 yards for the Orange, while receivers Christopher Clark and Ashton Broyld had 66 and 62 yards respectively.
Syracuse was outgained by Northwestern 581-434 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 29-27 by the Orange.
Syracuse lost the time of possession battle 32:53/27:07, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Northwestern takes its act home to face Western Michigan looking for another win. For Syracuse, they head home to face Wagner.