Syracuse Football: Top performances from ‘Cuse win vs. Army to reach 4-0

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There wasn’t much to celebrate before halftime, as Syracuse football was thoroughly outplayed by Army on Saturday afternoon and trailed the Black Knights, 10-3, at the break.

Yet when this non-conference encounter had culminated, the Orange had moved to 4-0 after conquering Army, 29-16, inside the JMA Wireless Dome on military appreciation day.

Despite a lackluster first 30 minutes from the ‘Cuse, Syracuse football would end up gaining 403 total yards on offense, compared to 270 total yards for the Black Knights (2-2). The ‘Cuse would end up leading this game in the rushing department, 158 yards to 125 yards.

Perhaps most importantly, Syracuse football managed to control time of possession in the second half, which it needed to do to give its Mob defense some relief. In the first half, Army had the ball for more than 23 minutes.

For the entire contest, the Black Knights had possession for 33:20, and the Orange managed to significantly increase its total time of possession to 26:40.

Here are the top performances for Syracuse football in its victory versus Army.

Senior quarterback Garrett Shrader
He was 21-of-26 through the air for 245 yards, one passing touchdown and one interception, according to ESPN statistics. On the ground, he ran 10 times for 50 yards and one score.

Sophomore running back LeQuint Allen Jr.
Similar to Shrader, after a slow first half, Allen turned it up after the break. He would finish with 20 carries for 104 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Junior wide receiver Damien Alford
Alford was pretty darn awesome, hauling in nine catches for 135 yards.

Junior defensive back Justin Barron
Barron was stellar in the secondary, tallying seven total tackles, five solo tackles, one interception and one tackle for a loss.

Junior defensive back Alijah Clark
Clark registered eight total tackles, five solo tackles and one tackle for a loss.

Junior linebacker Marlowe Wax Jr.
Wax had seven total tackles, four solo tackles and one tackle for a loss.

Redshirt freshman defensive back Jaeden Gould
Gould had a key interception in the end zone, along with one total tackle.

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Anwar Sparrow
Sparrow produced four total tackles, four solo tackles, one sack and one tackle for a loss.

Sophomore placekicker Brady Denaburg
Denaburg did miss an extra point, going 2-of-3 there. He was 3-of-3 on his field-goal attempts.

Redshirt sophomore punter Jack Stonehouse
Stonehouse had three punts for 153 yards, or 51.0 yards per punt. All three of his punts went inside the 20-yard line, and he had a long punt of 55 yards.

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