Halftime: Syracuse 7, Rutgers 3

October, 1, 2011
10/01/11
2:06
PM ET
Syracuse leads Rutgers 7-3 at halftime in what has been an ugly first half for both teams.

The Orange have the lone touchdown of the game off a turnover -- Dyshawn Davis delivered a hard hit on Jawan Jamison, who fumbled. Ri'Shard Anderson picked it up and returned the ball 66 yards for a touchdown. That was the second play of the game. After that, there were not many highlights for either team.

Syracuse has two first downs and 88 total yards. Neither team has been able to establish the run game. Rutgers has been able to move the ball, but the Scarlet Knights have two turnovers, two missed field goals and are just 3-of-11 on third down. Those are the reasons they are losing, despite having more yards and first downs and dominating time of possession.

The Orange defense has done a nice job of covering Mohamed Sanu, who has four catches for 55 yards -- including an incredible one-handed grab. They are playing without Shamarko Thomas and Chandler Jones once again, but have been able to get good pressure on Chas Dodd. Their plan has been to double cover Sanu.

Rutgers also has done a nice job with their pressure on Ryan Nassib, and have used the blitz effectively. We'll see whether either of these offenses can get something going in the second half.

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