Missouri vs. Syracuse: Orange rally, gain bowl eligibility

The Syracuse Orange earned bowl eligibility with a come-from-behind victory on Saturday.

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SU defeats Missouri: The morning after

Syracuse earned an impressive 31-27 victory at Missouri Saturday night. Around the nation, college football fans are reacting.


Bowl bound: SU rallies to upset Missouri, 31-27

Trailing 17-10 at halftime, Syracuse rallied to earn a 31-27 victory over host Missouri and became bowl eligible for the second time in eight seasons.


Missouri leads SU, 17-10, at halftime

The Missouri Tigers scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, but the Syracuse Orange answered with one in the second quarter and now trail just 17-10 in a non-conference college football game at Faurot Field.

Trailing 14-3 entering the second quarter, the Orange defense held the Tiger offense to just a 20-yard field goal by freshman kicker Andrew Baggett, who pushed the Missouri lead to 17-3 with 6:30 to go in the second quarter.

Syracuse answered Baggett's kick with a 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that concluded with a one-yard run by sophomore Prince-Tyson Gulley. The highlight of the march was a 22-yard pass from quarterback Ryan Nassib to wide receiver Alec Lemon on the second play.

Nassib finished the half 8-for-13 with 119 yards while Tiger quarterback James Franklin was 12-for-16 for 237 yards and two touchdowns. 173 of Franklin's yards came in the first quarter.

Both teams need a victory to become bowl eligible.


SU trails Missouri, 14-3, after 1st quarter

The Missouri Tigers have scored touchdowns on their first two drives of the game, and the result is a 14-3 lead over the Syracuse Orange in a non-conference football game that has come to the conclusion of the first quarter.

Junior quarterback James Franklin is 8-for-9 with 173 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers (5-5, 2-5 SEC), who need a victory to become bowl eligible for a school record eighth straight season.

Wide receivers Dorial Green-Beckham and Jimmie Hunt each have touchdown receptions. Green-Beckham scored on a 70-yard catch-and-run on the fourth play from scrimmage while Hunt scored on the Tigers' second drive from 30 yards out.

On their first possession of the game, the Orange (5-5, 4-2 Big East) managed to move into Missouri territory and setup kicker Ross Krautman for a 44-yard field goal, which he made.

Syracuse will begin the second quarter receiving a punt from Missouri.


Prediction: Syracuse to upset Missouri, 31-27

Syracuse will enter as six-point underdogs against host Missouri (7 p.m. ET on ESPNU).


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