Boxscore
Syracuse 14, Pittsburgh 13
Friday, October 5, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Carrier Dome
Attendance - 40394

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Pittsburgh 0 10 3 0 13
Syracuse 14 0 0 0 14

Recap


Syracuse 14, Pittsburgh 13:
 Adonis Ameen-Moore had a touchdown run and Dyshawn Davis returned a fumble 52 yards for a score as host Syracuse ended a seven-game losing streak to future ACC rival Pittsburgh.

Syracuse (2-3, 1-0 Big East) also ended an eight-game losing streak to FBS opponents dating back to a victory over then-No. 15 West Virginia last October.

The final Big East meeting between the schools, who will continue their rivalry in the ACC next season, was a defensive struggle. Both teams were coming off a bye week and the rust showed.

The Orange did little after driving 70 yards in eight plays for a touchdown on their first possession. The biggest play came from their defense, as Davis' 52-yard fumble return late in the first quarter gave Syracuse a 14-0 lead.

Pittsburgh (2-3, 0-2) cut the Syracuse lead to 14-13 on Kevin Harper's second field goal - a 27-yarder with 1:57 left in the third  - but a pair offensive miscues prevented it from taking the lead late. The Panthers drove to the Syracuse 17-yard line with under seven minutes left in the fourth quarter before the drive fizzled out thanks to an intentional grounding penalty and a sack. 

The Orange took over with just under five minutes remaining and ran out the clock.

GAME NOTEBOOK: A hush fell over the crowd late in the fourth quarter when Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas was shaken up by a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit. Thomas walked off under his own power. ... Syracuse converted a 4th-and-9 from the Pittsburgh 33-yard-line midway through the second quarter, but the drive ended when K'Waun Williams intercepted Ryan Nassib in the end zone. It was the Orange's fifth turnover in the red zone this season. ,,, Hall of Fame Washington Redskins receiver Art Monk, who starred at Syracuse from 1977-79, was honored at halftime.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:54
Syracuse   TD  Syracuse 7 - Pittsburgh 0
1st Quarter - 1:06
Syracuse   TD  Syracuse 14 - Pittsburgh 0
2nd Quarter - 10:41
Pittsburgh   TD  Syracuse 14 - Pittsburgh 7
2nd Quarter - 0:22
Pittsburgh   FG  Syracuse 14 - Pittsburgh 10
3rd Quarter - 1:57
Pittsburgh   FG  Syracuse 14 - Pittsburgh 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Pittsburgh Syracuse
W/L 2 - 3 - 0 2 - 3 - 0
Conference 0 - 2 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Pittsburgh Syracuse
Score 13 14
First Downs 20 19
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-17
47%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 346 305
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-27 33-120
Average/Rush 0.7 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 25-33 19-31
Passing Yards 319 185
Average/Pass Play 8.4 5.6
Penalties-Yards 6-35 3-45
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 34:30 25:30

PLAYER STATS

Pittsburgh (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Sunseri 25/33 319 0 0
Syracuse (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Nassib 19/30 185 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Graham 24 57 2.4 1
R. Shell 1 2 2.0 0
I. Bennett 3 1 0.3 0
T. Sunseri 9 -33 -3.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Smith 10 61 6.1 0
P. Gulley 10 31 3.1 0
R. Nassib 8 14 1.8 0
A. Ameen-Moore 5 14 2.8 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Street 10 130 13.0 0
M. Shanahan 4 83 20.8 0
C. Saddler 2 35 17.5 0
R. Graham 4 31 7.8 0
J. Holtz 1 15 15.0 0
I. Bennett 1 9 9.0 0
R. Jones 1 8 8.0 0
H. Graham 1 6 6.0 0
D. Carswell 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Sales 6 63 10.5 0
J. West 3 50 16.7 0
A. Lemon 5 42 8.4 0
P. Gulley 3 25 8.3 0
C. Clark 2 5 2.5 0
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