Early scores, late pick lead Orange past UConn

A game that opened with typical Syracuse offensive pyrotechnics was secured by the Orange defense in a 31-24 victory at Connecticut on Saturday.

Eric Dungey and Amba Etta-Tawo teamed on two long touchdown passes in the first 4:12 of the game and Cordell Hudson returned an interception 22 yards for a score near the end of the third quarter for Syracuse. Both teams evened their records at 2-2.

Etta-Tawo finished with a school-record 270 yards receiving on 12 catches and two touchdowns. He broke the previous single-game mark of 249 receiving yards set by Scott Schwedes against Boston College in 1985. Etta-Tawo also posted his second 200-yard receving game and became the first Orange player to accomplish the feat. He set a SU standard for 100-yard receiving games in a season with his fourth (in four games).



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Final Score: Syracuse 31, UConn 24

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