- by Administrator 2 years ago
If you went to bed early, you missed a great comeback last night by Doug Marrone's Syracuse team. Down 15 with 11 minutes to play, the Orange rallied to beat Wake Forest in overtime 36-29.
In his post-game presser, Marrone added that this was the first home victory for Syracuse over an ACC team since 1994. 1994. Some of his players likely weren't born in 1994.
I think that, for us, we were 0-6 against ACC teams in the Carrier Dome (since 1994) and I think Wake Forest is a heck of a football team. My hat goes off to Jim Grobe and his staff. They came here ready to play. It’s the first time we’ve beaten an ACC team since 1994, and again, the resiliency of this team or perseverance is a word we like to use. It’s unbelievable to me, but we won that game because of what we do with our players. We won that game because of our leadership program, our accountability, making sure we do all the right things and staying in there and knowing you’re a team. They’re the foundation of our program. And I think that’s important.
We haven’t played a game in 265 days, so you learn from it. The players will get excited about it, but they’ll come back and we have a long way to go. We never want to start like that. There were a bunch of three-and-outs, and at one time it was 42-45 plays to 19. You can’t do that, especially early in the year. That’s not the way we want it. So I think you learn every game. But I know this: we talk about accountability and perseverance, and there’s a lot of that on that field. I’m proud of our football team for that.