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Winning Plays: Minnesota

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When Syracuse had the ball

KO- MN 30, MN 8, MN 28, MN 30 SU 1 MN 3
P- 52 (MN 32), 20 (M 20), 43 (M 26), 19 (M 20) SU 4 MN 0
FG – No Good from 45 SU 0 MN 1
XP- Good, Good, Good SU 3 MN 0
Total for kicking game: Syracuse 8 Minnesota 4

1st rush- 4, 2, 2, 4(5), 9, 6, 1, 1TD, 3, -2, 1, 2, 17, 4 -1, 6, 5TD, 6, 4, 4, -2, 7 SU 13 MN 9
1st pass- 18, 5, 10, 4, 15, 0, 4, 8, I SU 7 MN 2
First Down total: Syracuse 20 Minnesota 11
2nd rush- 4(5), 0, 6(1), 6(4), 10(6), 9(9), -3, 19(10), 3(11), 6(4), 22(5), 0, 3, 0 SU 8 MN 5
2nd pass- I, 8(1), 20(9), I, I, I, 5(6), 6(6), I, 7(7), I SU 5 MN 6
Second Down total: Syracuse 13 Minnesota 11
3rd run- 3(12), 3(1), 5(7), 12TD SU 2 MN 2
3rd pass- 11(6), 22(8), 1(8), 8(7), 25(5), I, I, I, -15, 21(12) SU 5 MN 5
Third Down total: Syracuse 7 Minnesota 7
4th run- 5(7), 9(8) SU 1 MN 1
4th pass- none
Fourth Down total: Syracuse 1 Minnesota 1
Total for plays from scrimmage: Syracuse 41 Minnesota 30
Running plays: SU 24 MN 17
Passing plays: SU 17 MN 13

Penalties- SU: 5,5,4,5 MN 5 SU 1 MN 4
Turnovers- fumble SU 0 MN 1
Total for penalties and turnovers: Syracuse 1 Minnesota 5

Total when Syracuse had the ball: Syracuse 50 Minnesota 39

When Minnesota had the ball:

KO- SU 21, SU 28, SU 28 SU 1 MN 2
P- 51 (SU 13), 39 (SU 20), SU 46 (SU 14), 40 (SU 46), -13 (MN 14) SU 1 MN 5
FG- Good from 41 SU 0 MN 1
XP- 2pt- No Good, 2pt- Good SU 1 MN 1
Total for kicking game: Syracuse 3 Minnesota 9

1st rush- 9(5), 6, 2, 5, 3, 12(15), 0, -1, -2, 8(15), 12, 17, 17, -2, 15, 4 SU 7 MN 9
1st pass- 6, 24, I, I, I, I, I, -10, -7, I SU 8 MN 2
First Down total: Syracuse 15 Minnesota 11
2nd rush- 1(4), 2(4), 6(8), 6(12), 4(11), 3(9), 3, 11, 0, 1, 2, 6(22), 1(6), SU 9 MN 5
2nd pass- 4(5), 11(3), I, I, I, 55TD, I, I, I SU 6 MN 3
Second Down total: Syracuse 15 Minnesota 8
3rd run- 5(2), 6(1), 5 SU 1 MN 2
3rd pass- I, -11, I, 12(7), 28(6), 12(7), I, 19(7), 20TD, I -5, 14(20), 18(7), I SU 8 MN 6
Third Down total: Syracuse 9 Minnesota 8
4th run- none
4th pass-16(6) SU 0 MN 1
Fourth Down total: Syracuse 0 Minnesota 1
Total for plays from scrimmage: Syracuse 39 Minnesota 28
Running plays: SU 17 MN 16
Passing plays: SU 22 MN 12

Penalties- SU: 5, 5, 9 MN: 5, 5, 15, 5, 5, 10 SU 6 MN 3
Turnovers- fumble SU 1 MN 0
Total for penalties and turnovers: Syracuse 7 Minnesota 3

Overall kicking game total: SU 11 MN 13
Overall plays from scrimmage total: SU 80 MN 58
Overall penalties and turnovers: SU 8 MN 8
Game Total: Syracuse 99 Minnesota 79
Running plays: SU 41 MN 33
Passing plays: SU 39 MN 25

Comments: We did well on first and second down runs and first down passes, (28-16), which set us up for good drives on most of our possession. On the another hand we did well on first and second down on defense, (30-19), which made the going tough for the Gophers. We gave up 30 yards on their first two first down passes, then 6 incompletions and two sacks. The lack of a healthy place-kicker was a disadvantage for us but they were the t4eam that went for 2 twice. There was one punt that did not go in favor of the punting team. But it was the key play of the game.
 
SEASON TOTALS

When SU has the ball:

KO- SU 35 OPP 27
P- SU 45 OPP 36
FG- SU 11 OPP 6
XP- SU 38 OPP 5
Total for kicking game: SU 129 OPP 74

1st rush- SU 130 OPP 150
1st pass- SU 69 OPP 65
First Down total: SU 199 OPP 215
2nd rush- SU 92 OPP 80
2nd pass- SU 68 OPP 63
Second Down total: SU 160 OPP 143
3rd run- SU 37 OPP 32
3rd pass- SU 43 OPP 86
Third Down total: SU 80 OPP 118
4th run- SU 7 OPP 4
4th pass-SU 1 OPP 3
Fourth Down total: SU 8 OPP 7
Total for plays from scrimmage: SU 447 OPP 483
Running plays: 267-266
Passing plays: 180-217

Penalties: SU 11 OPP 49
Turnovers: SU 0 OPP 22
Total for penalties and turnovers SU 11 OPP 71

Total when Syracuse had the ball: Syracuse 587 Opponent 628


When the opponent has the ball:

KO- SU 10 OPP 52
P- SU 33 OPP 49
FG- SU 3 OPP 13
XP- SU 1 OPP 41
Total for kicking game: SU 47 OPP 155
1st rush- SU 104 OPP 111
1st pass- SU 87 OPP 83
First Down total: Syracuse 191 Opposition 194
2nd rush- SU 72 OPP 94
2nd pass- SU 70 OPP 58
Second Down total: SU 142 OPP 152
3rd run- SU 30 OPP 30
3rd pass- SU 85 OPP 47
Third Down total: SU 115 OPP 77
4th run- SU 3 OPP 1
4th pass- SU 7 OPP 7
Fourth Down Total: SU 10 OPP 8
Total for plays from scrimmage: SU 458 OPP 431
Running plays: SU 206 MN 232
Passing plays: SU 252 MN 199

Penalties: SU 35 OPP 27
Turnovers: SU 24 OPP 0
Total for penalties and turnovers: SU 59 OPP 27

Total when Opposition had the ball: Syracuse 564 Opposition 613

Overall kicking game total: SU 176 OPP 229
Overall plays from scrimmage total: SU 905 OPP 914
Overall penalties and turnovers: SU 70 OPP 98
Game Total: SU 1148 OPP 1243
Running plays: 473-498
Passing plays: 432-416

Comment: We about broke even in scrimmage plays but lost decisively in the kicking game due to injuries to our place-kickers and also in the penalty department. (Control the Controlables!). We lost offensively on first down runs but did well on second and third down runs. When we passed it was the reverse. We won a small majority of first and second down passes but did poorly on third down passes. (46-86). Young quarterbacks and mediocre receivers were the culprits there. But we also dominated on third down passes (85-47) so it appears that it’s just tough to complete passes on third down when the opposition is expecting you to pass. Of course, with a couple of exceptions, we did not face strong passing attacks this year. Ironically, considering the way things started, the strongest part of our team may have been our pass defense (252-199)
 
Game Summaries:

Penn State: 28-67 when we had the ball, 47-47 when they had the ball: Total: 75-113
Northwestern: 58-43 when we had the ball, 33-71 when they had the ball: Total: 91-114
Wagner: 66-42 when we had the ball, 48-21 when they had the ball. Total: 114-63
Tulane: 56-37 when we had the ball, 51-39 when they had the ball. Total: 107-76
Clemson: 29-69 when we had the ball, 35-66 when they had the ball. Total: 64-136
North Carolina State: 43-40 when we had the ball, 68-45 when they had the ball. Total: 111-85
Georgia Tech: 26-40 when we had the ball, 20-73 when they had the ball. Total: 46-113
Wake Forest: 47-48 when we had the ball, 61-33 when they had the ball. Total: 108-81
Maryland: 38-53 when we had the ball, 54-35 when they had the ball. Total: 92-88
Florida State: 39-53 when we had the ball, 16-51 when they had the ball. Total: 55-104
Pittsburgh: 35-51 when we had the ball, 44-45 when they had the ball. Total: 80-96
Boston College: 67-48 when we had the ball, 33-39 when they had the ball. Total: 100-87
Minnesota: 50-39 when we had the ball, 49-40 when they had the ball. Total: 99-79

Comment: We were 7-6 and won the battle of the player 7 times and lost it 6 times. They were the same games. Sometimes the margin was deceiving, or at least different, (Penn State vs. Northwestern, Maryland, Pittsburgh), but it still was a pretty good predictor of the outcomes. I’ve been doing this for three years and in 38 games, the team that won the most plays has won 34 times, (the exceptions were the two Rutgers losses and the wins at Tulane and Missouri).

Past totals:

2012

Northwestern 115-116 and we lost
Southern California 92-98 and we lost
Stony Brook 93-82 and we won
Minnesota 82-95 and we lost
Pittsburgh 85-76 and we won
Rutgers 93-73 and we lost
Connecticut 103-70 and we won
South Florida 115-92 and we won
Cincinnati 96-122 and we lost
Louisville 103-86 and we won
Missouri 92-98 and we won
Temple 98-81 and we won
West Virginia 105-82 and we won

2011

Wake Forest 101-87 and we won
Rhode Island 92-85 and we won
Southern California 75-90 and we lost
Toledo 96-88 and we won
Rutgers 103-99 and we lost
Tulane 79-99 and we won
West Virginia 90-84 and we won
Louisville 74-83 and we lost
Connecticut 84-86 and we lost
South Florida 92-106 and we lost
Cincinnati 83-104 and we lost
Pittsburgh 87-93 and we lost.
 

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