Saturday’s game between Syracuse and Tulane was close on the stat sheet, but not on the scoreboard as the Orange dominated on special teams on their way to a 52-17 romp at the Carrier Dome. SU (2-2) blocked three kicks in the game and also recovered a fumble on a punt return in jumping out to a pair of 25-point leads in the first half and not looking back.
When looking at the class of 2016 and who should start off ranked at the top, three names kept coming up over and over again: Six-foot-6 shooting guard Josh Jackson from Detroit (Mich.) Consortium, 6-foot-9 power forward Harry Giles from High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan and seven-footer Thon Maker from Martinsville (Va.) Carlisle.
Heading into last Saturday’s home opener versus the Wagner Seahawks, Syracuse coaches had told back-up quarterback Terrel Hunt he would receive some playing time. Drew Allen was still the team’s starter despite an 0-2 start that saw Allen connect on a single touchdown pass compared to six interceptions.