As we wrote after the 17-7 outcome on Saturday, Rutgers won ugly against Syracuse but it was a major positive that they were able to overcome mistakes to pull out the victory. The Scarlet Knights are now 2-0 on the season and have won seven of the last nine meetings against the Orange, including four of the last five inside the Carrier Dome. It was great to see the team celebrating with the fans after the game.
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Although the stat sheet was modest in this game, there were several big plays that had a major impact on how things played out. Kyle Monangai and Jovani Haskins scored touchdowns. Special teams had missed field goals, tremendous punts and a blocked kick. The defense forced three takeaways and had four sacks.
If you were unable to watch the game on the ACC Network or just wanted to rewatch the victory with coffee on a Sunday morning, you can view the highlights here. A condensed version of the game in 18 minutes focused on key plays that occurred in this matchup. Sit back, enjoy the win and remember how far this program has come in such a short period of time.