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Syracuse is going bowling after win

The game may not have been the prettiest. But the result is a thing of absolute beauty to Syracuse fans.

The Orange nipped Rutgers on the road 13-10 to gain their seventh win and clinch bowl eligibility (they needed seven because of two FCS victories this year) for the first time since 2004.

Ross Krautman hit a field goal in the final 67 seconds for the win. Syracuse coach Doug Marrone said making a bowl game this year was the goal, and he turned all non-believers into believers.

That may not be all for these Orange, either. They're now 4-2 in the Big East with just one conference game left: next week at home versus UConn. If they can finally play well at the Carrier Dome, they could finish with a 5-2 record and possibly tie for the league title.

We can talk about Rutgers' brutal offense another time. The Scarlet Knights' path back to a bowl game became a lot tougher with their third straight loss, dropping the team to 4-5.

But right now is time to congratulate Syracuse on a monumental win for the program.