Instant Juice: Rutgers 19, Syracuse 16 2OT

A quick take on Syracuse’s 19-16 double overtime loss against Rutgers:

WHAT HAPPENED: Antwon Bailey’s fumble in the second overtime allowed Rutgers to hold on for a 19-16 comeback win in the 2nd OT, dropping SU to 3-2 and 0-1 in the Big East.

ANALYSIS: The Orange seemingly had the game won in the third quarter until a Ryan Nassib goal line interception, and a tired SU defense, on the field twice as long as Rutgers, finally broke in the fourth quarter and OT.

HERO: Rutgers back-up QB Gary Nova led the Knights to the game-tying and game winning points in overtime replacing starter Chas Dodd.

ZERO: SU special teams play.  Two FG’s blocked.

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Brad Bierman

About Brad Bierman

Now in his fifth decade of covering SU sports, Brad was sports director of WSYR radio for eight years into the early 1990s, then wrote the Orange Watch column for The Big Orange/The Juice print publication for 18 years. A Syracuse University graduate, Brad currently runs his own media consulting business in the Philadelphia suburbs. Follow him on Twitter @BradBierman.
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