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Northwestern Defeats Syracuse 42-41 - Recap

Northwestern earned a 42-41 victory over Syracuse on Saturday in Week 1 action at Carrier Dome.

Northwestern was an underdog by 1.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 53.5.

Kain Colter completed 14 of 21 pass attempts for 135 yards for the Wildcats in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Prince-Tyson Gulley rushed for 50 yards for Syracuse, while Jerome Smith added 34 yards. Ryan Nassib threw for 470 yards for the Orange, while receivers Marcus Sales and Jeremiah Kobena had 117 and 79 yards respectively.

Syracuse outgained Northwestern 596-337 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 33-21 by the Orange.

Northwestern lost the time of possession battle 32:40/27:20, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Northwestern heads into a Week 2 battle against Vanderbilt. Syracuse, meanwhile, will have their next action against Southern Cal.