Boxscore
Syracuse 31, Missouri 27
Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Faurot Field
Attendance - 63045

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Syracuse 3 7 0 21 31
Missouri 14 3 0 10 27

Recap


Syracuse 31, Missouri 27:
Ryan Nassib found Alec Lemon for a game-winning 17-yard touchdown with 20 seconds left as the visiting Orange came back from 14 points down to beat the Tigers and secure bowl eligibility for the second time in three years.

Nassib finished 26-for-40 for 385 yards and two touchdowns while Lemon caught 12 passes for 244 yards and both scores. Andrew Baggett hit a 46-yard field goal with 1:52 left, nearly spoiling the Syracuse comeback bid.

Marcus Sales added eight receptions and 85 yards for the Orange (6-5). James Franklin led Missouri (5-6) with 279 passing yards and two first-quarter touchdown tosses before leaving the game with an injury early in the fourth quarter.

Franklin connected with Dorial Green-Beckham (70 yards) and Jimmie Hunt (30 yards) before Prince-Tyson Gulley scored from 1 yard out to pull Syracuse within 17-10 at the break. Nassib found Lemon for a 13-yard score 46 seconds into the fourth quarter to tie the game.

After Kendial Lawrence, who finished with 27 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown, and Jerome Smith traded 3- and 8-yard scoring scampers in the fourth quarter, Baggett gave Missouri the lead. Nassib then engineered a seven-play, 81-yard drive spanning 1:32 to seal the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Facing a fourth-and-10 with 37 seconds left, Syracuse opted to go for it rather than send Ross Krautman out for a 53-yard field goal. Nassib hit Lemon for a 19-yard connection to extend the drive. … Backup QB Corbin Berkstresser orchestrated the six-play, 79-yard drive that Lawrence finished off. Berkstresser finished 4-for-8 for 85 yards and an interception … Lemon’s 244 receiving yards are good for second place in Syracuse’s single-game record book behind Scott Schwedes, who hauled in 249 against Boston College in 1985.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:22
Missouri   TD  Missouri 7 - Syracuse 0
1st Quarter - 8:55
Syracuse   FG  Missouri 7 - Syracuse 3
1st Quarter - 4:48
Missouri   TD  Missouri 14 - Syracuse 3
2nd Quarter - 6:30
Missouri   FG  Missouri 17 - Syracuse 3
2nd Quarter - 3:05
Syracuse   TD  Missouri 17 - Syracuse 10
4th Quarter - 14:14
Syracuse   TD  Missouri 17 - Syracuse 17
4th Quarter - 7:07
Missouri   TD  Missouri 24 - Syracuse 17
4th Quarter - 5:33
Syracuse   TD  Missouri 24 - Syracuse 24
4th Quarter - 1:52
Missouri   FG  Missouri 27 - Syracuse 24
4th Quarter - 0:20
Syracuse   TD  Missouri 27 - Syracuse 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Syracuse Missouri
W/L 6 - 5 - 0 5 - 6 - 0
Conference 4 - 2 - 0 2 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Syracuse Missouri
Score 31 27
First Downs 25 25
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-15
47%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 508 484
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-123 41-120
Average/Rush 3.4 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 26-40 21-31
Passing Yards 385 364
Average/Pass Play 9.6 10.4
Penalties-Yards 5-60 8-68
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 25:18 34:42

PLAYER STATS

Syracuse (6 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Nassib 26/40 385 2 1
Missouri (5 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Franklin 17/23 279 2 0
C. Berkstresser 4/8 85 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
P. Gulley 15 53 3.5 1
J. Smith 14 48 3.4 1
R. Nassib 4 19 4.8 0
A. Ameen-Moore 2 4 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Lawrence 27 119 4.4 1
J. Hunt 1 11 11.0 0
R. Hansbrough 3 8 2.7 0
C. Berkstresser 1 7 7.0 0
J. Franklin 9 -25 -2.8 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Lemon 12 244 20.3 2
M. Sales 8 85 10.6 0
D. Stevens 2 25 12.5 0
B. Wales 2 15 7.5 0
C. Clark 1 10 10.0 0
J. West 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Green-Beckham 2 79 39.5 1
L. Washington 5 76 15.2 0
T. Moe 5 70 14.0 0
M. Lucas 3 58 19.3 0
J. Hunt 3 56 18.7 1
G. McGaffie 1 14 14.0 0
K. Lawrence 1 6 6.0 0
B. Sasser 1 5 5.0 0
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