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Szmyt’s 5 field goals help Syracuse overcome Virginia 22-20 Badgers TE Clay Cundiff out indefinitely after injuring left leg Georgia Tech fires AD Todd Stansbury, head coach Geoff Collins

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Other hit five field goals, including a game-winner with 31 yards with just over a minute left, and Syracuse delayed Virginia’s comeback in the second half to beat the Cavaliers 22–20 on Friday night.

Syracuse was 16-0 up at halftime, but Virginia recorded three touchdowns in the second half to take a 20:19 lead with six minutes left in the game. The Oranges (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their first four games for the first time since 2018, despite making their first four losses of the season.

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Brennan Armstrong threw for 138 yards and landed 4 yards before Lavel Davis Jr. with 5:51 remaining for Virginia. Syracuse responded with a 62-yard throw and regained the lead on Shmyt’s last field goal. Virginia’s final drive resulted in surrender.

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The match reunited two assistant freshmen Shakuza, Robert Anae and Jason Beck with his old crew. Anae and Beck coached in Virginia (2-2, 0-1 ACC) for the last five seasons before joining the team. Dino Babers‘ staff this off-season.

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The Syracuse started the game strongly, with Trebor Peña returning a kickoff 57 yards from Virginia territory, and the Oranges hit him five plays later with Garret Schroedertouchdown at 17 yards.

Virginia kicker Brendan Farrell missed a field goal in the first quarter with 51 and 49 yards, respectively. The second miss came after the Cavaliers captured the Orange’s 37-yard line after a fumble on Sean Tucker. For the second week in a row, Tucker failed to find many opportunities, finishing with a rush for 60 yards on 21 attempts.

UVA returned to play early in the second half when Armstrong pitched Thompson at the 1-yard line for a touchdown. The Cavaliers, trailing 16–6, wanted to try to convert 2 points, but an illegal substitution penalty forced them to score an extra point instead.

Trebor Pena fumbled the follow-up kickoff, giving UVA possession 13 yards from the end zone. Perris Jones scored two games later to cut Syracuse’s lead to three, but the extra point was blocked by Jatius Greer.

The Syracuse defense caused two losses, the first of which came late in the first quarter when Armstrong retained a read on the right but ran into his blocker. Syracuse benefited by taking a 13–0 lead after a field goal from Shmyt. He has 9 of 10 field goals this season.


Virginia linebacker Nick Jackson was sent off for targeting in the third quarter after hitting Schrader. Jackson entered the game as the best player on the team. Syracuse defenseman Justin Barron was also called up to attack early in the half. Alia ClarkTerry Lockett and Ja’Had Carter left the game with injuries to Syracuse.


Virginia: The Cavaliers struggled offensively again, scoring 287 yards and under 21 points for the third consecutive game. A year after Armstrong and Virginia ranked among the nation’s top points per game, Armstrong and Virginia’s offense was no match for that success under a freshman head coach. Tony Elliott and offensive coordinator Desmond Kitchings.

Syracuse: Schroeder rebounded from a lackluster performance against Purdue, finishing 22 of 33 with 277 passing yards. Its main goal was Oronde Gadsden II, who hit seven balls for 113 yards. In recent games, Gadsden has proven himself to be a key slot receiver, and he recorded another career game after hitting the game-winning touchdown last week.


Virginia continues its two-game trip at Duke on Saturday night.

Syracuse hosts Wagner on Saturday afternoon.

MADISON, Wisconsin – Wisconsin Tight End Clay Cundiff unavailable indefinitely, but not excluded during the season.

Cundiff was wheeled off the field during the Badgers’ 52–21 loss to No. 3 Ohio State.

The injury report listed Cundiff as unavailable for the Badgers’ upcoming game with Illinois due to a left leg injury. But he is not among the players who are out for the season.

Wisconsin Coach Paul Christ declined to offer a timetable for when Candiff might be able to return.

Cundiff injured his leg when he fell after a catch in the last minute of the first half at Ohio State. As he was wheeled off the field, almost every Wisconsin player stepped out to the touchline to greet him and offer support.

This is the second season in a row that Candiff has been sidelined with a serious injury. He sprained his ankle, fractured his fibula and tore his deltoid ligament in his right leg last year in a 27-7 win over Iowa, knocking him out for the rest of the season.

Cundiff recovered from that injury and caught two touchdowns in a 17-14 loss to Washington State earlier this season. To those two points, he has nine shots for 142 yards.

“It’s hard to find the right words to give the right context for this situation because I saw him come back last year and just the path he had to go from playing in Iowa through the winter, the spring prom and finally coming back in the summer. . ” difficult end Hayden Rucci said. “I still don’t even have words. It’s really hard because he worked every day to get back. He knows what kind of journey he will have again. He knows what to do. We’re all behind him now.”

Rucci and Jack Eschenbach are looking to get most of the work in the tight end while Cundiff is away.

“It was pretty heartbreaking. I know what an injury like this can do to someone psychologically,” said Eschenbach, who worked on shoulder and quadriceps injuries last year. “(For him) like having to go through it all over again, it was pretty sad to see. But I know him very well, and I know that he will persevere and eventually come back.”

ATLANTA – Jeff Collins resigned as Georgia Tech head coach, fired in the midst of his fourth season after failing an audacious plan to turn the Yellow Vests into a national powerhouse through branding and promoting the culture of the big city of Atlanta.

Collins was formally fired during an athletic association board meeting two days after a 27-10 loss to Central Florida left him with a 10-28 record at Georgia Tech.

Collins, whose team is 1-3 this season, finished with a winning percentage of just .263, the lowest among 13 full-time coaches in school history.

Bill Lewis was the only Yellow Vests coach to lose his job during the season. He retired after starting 1-7 in 1994 when it became clear he would be fired.

Collins became the third Football Bowl Subdivision coach to be fired in the first month of this season. Scott Frost in Nebraska and Herm Edwards in the state of Arizona.

Georgia Tech also fired athletic director Todd Stansbury, who hired Collins and provided continued support even as losses mounted.


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