Syracuse falls to Pittsburgh, 21-10 (full coverage)

Despite another quality effort from the defense on Saturday, it was yet another loss for the Syracuse Orange football team. At Heinz Field, the No. 25 Pittsburgh Panthers took the win, 21-10, dropping Syracuse to 0-2 on the season so far.

For the second straight week, SU also kept things rather close against a ranked opponent, but the offensive struggles were simply too much to overcome. Syracuse had two takeaways on the day — both via Mikel Jones — but the offense couldn’t make anything happen in the red zone… or anywhere else on the field. The game may have also opened up a quarterback competition after Tommy DeVito appeared off-target for the second contest in a row.

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The second game of the 2020 Syracuse football season brings another challenge away from home against a ranked team. The Orange (travel to play #25 Pittsburgh (on Saturday, September 19th (Noon, ACC Network) a week after facing 18th-ranked North Carolina on the road. The Orange enter the game having lost the season-opener to the Tar Heels, while the Panthers beat Austin Peay to kick off the 2020 campaign.

Syracuse is also familiar with playing Pittsburgh. Saturday’s game will mark the 65th year in a row that the teams have played each other and the 76th meeting overall in a series that dates back to 1916, and has been held annually since 1955. The last three games have been decided by one possession.

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