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Syracuse vs Tulane Football – Uncle Smitty’s Take Week 4

Syracuse Football Coach Scott Shafer
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Congratulations to Syracuse Football Coach, Scott Shafer on his first career win. The Orange manhandled Wagner last week 54-0, as they should.  But going into the Tulane game this Saturday (9/21), Uncle Smitty is more excited to talk about the visiting quarterback than anything else.  Click to find out why.

You’d think with the total domination of Wagner, the Orange racked up 595 yards of offense to Wagner’s meager 87, Uncle Smitty would be talking about the coming out party for SU QB, Terrel Hunt or at least the defense.  But Tulane’s signal caller comes with the famous name of Montana.  Nick Montana is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana.  Many folks will be looking to spot pops in the Carrier Dome this weekend.

There’s plenty of quarterback talk going on at Syracuse too.  Terrel Hunt who guided the Orange to 5 first half touchdowns against Wagner gets the starting nod this week.  He’s been a perfect so far this season, 7 drives 7 td’s.  Despite the spectacular stats, Coach Shafer says Drew Allen who started the season will still see some playing time against the Green wave.

Both teams look for back to back wins, as Tulane comes in 2 and 1 with a win over Louisiana Tech last week.  The ‘Cuse go for a milestone, a victory would give the school their 700th win.  Only 14 other colleges have done it.

Saturday’s game at the dome will start on a somber note, reports there will be a remembarance for Rob Edsen at the game.  Edsen passed away last weekend.

Edson, the former Onondaga Community College athletic director and long-time Syracuse University official died last Saturday of an apparent heart attack. He was 45.


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