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2016 Schedule
4-8, 6th in ACC - Atlantic
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#CFBrank: Etta-Tawo continues rise

Amba Etta-Tawo went from a fifth-year transfer to one of the most explosive players in the nation at Syracuse under Dino Babers. Etta-Tawo has steadily moved up in our rankings and has his highest ranking of the year. Top 50

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Clemson has a playoff spot in its grasp. Meanwhile, Florida State and Louisville are in a fight just to make a New YearÃ

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Sub-.500 teams will be needed for bowls again

The door is now open for sub-.500 teams to play in bowls again this season. There are 80 bowl slots to fill, and Saturday's games brought the number of bowl-eligible teams to 74.


Pitt-Syracuse taxed scoreboard operator

Pitt's 76-61 win over Syracuse set the standard for points in an FBS game. And that was with three PAT kicks that failed. The Panthers' men's basketball team, by the way, is averaging 82.4 points.

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Pittsburgh beat Syracuse 76-61, and the Orange's school record book took a beating. Amba Etta-Tawo set the single-game school record for touchdown catches (five), and Zack Mahoney tied the record for touchdown passes in a game (five), matching what Ryan Nassib did against Maine in 2010.


Pitt, Syracuse combine to score 137 points

Syracuse receiver Amba Etta-Tawo's fifth TD reception wasn't enough. Pitt won 76-61 in the highest-scoring game in FBS history. The two teams combined for 1,312 yards of offense.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

A game of basketball broke out between Syracuse and Pitt. Panthers win it 76-61 — yes, you read that right — in a game that featured 47 fourth-quarter points. The 137 points is an FBS record. Zack Mahoney threw for 440 yards and 5 TDs, all of which were caught by Amba Etta-Tawo, breaking the school single-game record. His 178 yards gave him the school single-season record for 100-yard receiving games with 7. James Conner and Quadree Henderson led the way for Pitt in a game that featured 1,312 yards of offense between the two teams.

Pitt adds to score with 79-yard TD (0:45)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt OC Matt Canada has proven to be one of the best assistant coach hires of 2016. His Panthers lead Syracuse 56-27 in the third quarter behind a balanced attack that has now posted 56+ points in back to back games after upsetting Clemson 43-42. Pitt has scored 36+ points in all but one game against an FBS opponent this season. Ironically enough, Chris Blewitt has not even attempted a FG since drilling the game-winner in Death Valley.


Etta-Tawo helps Syracuse pull closer

Amba Etta-Tawo catches the pass and dives for the 5-yard TD. Pitt leads Syracuse 28-21 late in the second quarter.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

James Conner just went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season on his second TD of the day, giving Pitt a 28-14 lead over Syracuse. He landed awkwardly in the end zone but got up and appears to be fine. Conner is now the fifth Pitt player to have multiple 1,000-yard seasons, but this one is particularly special considering Conner missed most of last year with an MCL tear and then beat Hodgkin lymphoma in the offseason. Conner has 67 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards as the game moves along in the second quarter.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

There have been plenty of fireworks early at Heinz Field, as Pitt and Syracuse are tied at 14. The Panthers can thank two long TD passes. The Orange have moved the ball well, though, with a pair of short TD runs capping long drives. It is still the first quarter.


Peterman hits wide-open Conner for TD

Pitt QB Nathan Peterman connects with a wide-open James Conner for a 35-yard go-ahead TD. Pitt leads Syracuse 14-7 late in the first quarter.


Pitt answers on slant pass to Weah

Jester Weah catches it and goes 59 yards to the house. Pittsburgh and Syracuse are tied 7-7 in the first quarter at Heinz Field.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Babers said he attended Pitt's bowl game against Bowling Green in 2013, shortly after he was hired as BG's head coach. He watched Pitt's James Conner throughout. "And I said, man, that's what a running back looks like," Babers recalled. The Orange will face Conner and Pitt on Saturday.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Babers spent a year as an assistant Pitt, and among his favorite memories was hearing an audible gasp from the crowd when Larry Fitzgerald dropped a pass during spring practice. Babers said he only saw Fitzgerald drop one more pass that year in a practice or game.

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Today's game is the second time in school history that Florida State has had a 300-yard passer and a 200-yard rusher in the same game. The only other time it happened was in the 1985 Gator Bowl against Oklahoma State. Chip Ferguson was the 300-yard passer, and Tony Smith was the 200-yard rusher.

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Breaking down Florida State's 45-14 win over Syracuse (1:53)

Team Stats

Passing Yards321.311th
Rushing Yards119.6115th
Points For28.270th
Points Against38.6120th

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