Break up Syracuse

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

A little confidence has gone a long way for Syracuse, which leads Pittsburgh 17-13 at halftime in the Carrier Dome.

Last week's win over Northeastern seems to have made a world of difference for the Orange, who look much more assured on both sides of the ball. Curtis Brinkley has had a big half, and Mike Holmes ran a kickoff back for a touchdown.

If this score holds, Greg Robinson won't be the coach under the most pressure next week. Dave Wannstedt will be. In all four games, Pittsburgh has gone into halftime wondering what went wrong.