– Let’s start by giving credit to the Orange. This was a program that looked like it was a program that looked like it was on the ropes this season. Instead, SU wins a critical game and doesn’t have to worry about six wins for another week.
– AJ Long has his first career start and there’s no question he’s the right man for the job. While the Orange defense created offense, the attack didn’t seem as pitiful as it was when Terrel Hunt ran it. Long may not always be pretty, but he’s a winner.
– This was a big win from the defensive perspective. While lots of attention surrounded the QB position this week, this Orange team will likely be decided by its defense. And in this game the defense created turnovers and points.
– Scott Shafer might not be known as an SU offensive mind, but this is where he can prove people wrong. The defense is good enough to make plays and create points. But making sure it doesn’t give up big plays is the key. On Saturday he didn’t let any of that happen.