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(Saturday, October 30th)
Final Score: Syracuse 31, Cincinnati 7
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Ryan Nassib threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Syracuse Orange to a 31-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats in Big East Conference action.
Antwon Bailey caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score in the triumph for Syracuse (6-2, 3-1 Big East), which is 6-2 for the first time since 2001.
Chazz Anderson threw for 148 yards and ran for 66 yards in defeat for Cincinnati (3-5, 1-2). The team's first-string quarterback, Zach Collaros, missed the contest with a leg injury.
After a scoreless first quarter, Syracuse took control of the game with 17 unanswered points during a five-minute span in the second stanza. Nassib tossed a three-yard touchdown pass to Van Chew to begin the run, and Ryan Bartholew recovered a fumble in the end zone for the second score. Ross Krautman pushed the advantage to 17-0 with a 26-yard field goal midway through the frame.
Cincinnati finally got on the board with 4:52 remaining in the first half, as Anderson threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Woods to cut the deficit to 17-7.
Midway through the third quarter, Syracuse pushed its lead to 24-7 on a five- yard touchdown pass from Nassib to Bailey.
With 7:31 left in the contest, Bailey reached the end zone again, this time on a one-yard touchdown run that extended the score to its final of 31-7.
Delone Carter certainly helped the cause for Syracuse, as the tailback ran for 109 yards.
The Orange secured their third Big East road victory for the first time since 2001.
10/30 15:46:03 ET