Looks like we know what Orange Nation would rather do than watch Syracuse lose another Big East game.
A mini-Snickers bar-sized Halloween crowd of 33,000 showed up to watch this afternoon’s tricking and treating, the 28-7 loss to Cincinnati.
Just imagine what the Dome would’ve looked like tomorrow, when everyone is hung over and sick from bobbing for apples in Long Island Iced Tea and throwing down enough Kit Kat bars to fill up an overweight Derrick Coleman.
Despite the two stomach-punch turnovers in the red zone (Paulus’ interception and Delone Carter’s fumble) this team still feels different from the Groobers teams.
Call it naivete (or just a haunting disgust with the last SU head coach), but despite the fifth loss of the season this ‘Cuse team appears better coached, better motivated, better prepared.
The Bearcats are a Top-10 team in the country (that just seems odd to write first-person). Marrone’s Marauders gave up a fluky touchdown on the botched FG attempt and turned the ball over twice in would-be scoring spots.
The Orange actually were not far off from making this a game for sixty minutes.
Of course, the weekly goal of just making it a game sounds pretty pathetic. Alas, ’tis the state of the Orange these days. Isn’t it Louisville week yet?