The Syracuse Orange have racked up 339 yards of total offense and scored touchdowns on four of their five offensive drives to earn an astonishing 31-13 halftime lead over the No. 11-ranked Louisville Cardinals in a Big East Conference football game at the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse has totaled 154 yards on the ground including a 55-yard rushing touchdown by junior running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, who helped give SU a 31-10 lead with 2:13 to play. Gulley, who has 81 rushing yards, also scored the first touchdown of the game, which gave SU an early 10-3 advantage.
Orange senior quarterback Ryan Nassib is 10-for-17 with 185 yards and two touchdowns. The last went to senior wide receiver Alec Lemon, who caught a nicely thrown ball over his left shoulder, then, cut to his right and ran into the end zone for a 37-yard score. An extra point by kicker Ross Krautman gave SU a 24-10 lead with 8:57 to play in the half.
Lemon has been Nassib's main target catching six balls for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His first came from 13 yards out and capped a 13-play, 92-drive that helped the Orange take a seven-point lead and break a 10-10 tie.
Louisville scored the first half's final points with a 35-yard field goal by kicker John Wallace.