Syracuse Strong Respond with 40 unanswered points to beat New York Falcons
Syracuse, NY - Syracuse coming off of its first loss of the season last week versus the Upstate Predators started this game versus the Falcons incredibly slow.
A mix of turnovers and self-inflicted wounds kept this game close early on. In fact, the Falcons struck first with a broken scramble play that mirrored the days of Michael Vick running loose for a massive touchdown.
While New York struck first 6-0, the Strong responded with a run for the ages. Over the next three quarters, they scored 40 unanswered points, and the Falcons tapped out.
The score indicates a bloodbath and it was that, but it certainly wasn’t the best day at the office for this Strong team.
Shakem ‘Buck’ Buckmon made a surprising return from a serious rib injury to start at quarterback. He showed a lot of grit and toughness to battle through.
Buck earned the Player of the Game nod going 7-of-17 from the field for 183 passing yards and three touchdowns. The talented athlete also contributed four carries for 48 yards on the ground.
Best of the rest:
Rashad Burns, running back: 13 carries for 103 yards and one rushing touchdown
Joshua Thomas, wide receiver 2 receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown;
Had a SportsCenter top-10-worthy snag on the left sideline somehow getting his two feet in.
John Elliott, wide receiver ,1catch for 75 yards and a touchdown.
A spectacular catch where he caught the ball and did the rest himself all the way to the house.
LaQuan ‘LA’ Rouse, wide receiver
He didn’t have a reception in the game which was unusual, but he was able to contribute with a double reverse 55-yard touchdown run.
Kahari Alford, defensive lineman Five tackles Three tackles for loss Sack
Zavon Watkins, athlete a special player on the Syracuse roster contributed in a variety of ways including on the defensive side of the ball with two tackles, one tackle for loss, and a sack.
Al Heath, defensive back
Three pass deflections
The Syracuse Strong hits the road to visit the Charlotte Colonials for its last game of the regular season.