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Syracuse defense keeping Pitt at bay

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Syracuse came into this week missing three key offensive players, including Mike Williams.

Well, the Orange defense is at (relatively) full strength, and it's keeping the team in the game against Pitt. The Panthers have mustered just two field goals so far in the first half, as the Orange 'D' has held tough at the end of drives.

A couple of big runs by Delone Carter comprise most of the offense by Syracuse, which is working Ryan Nassib in a little bit at quarterback behind Greg Paulus. Carter already has more than 100 yards.