The Colgate football team struck for an opening TD drive and led 7-0 before Syracuse unveiled its new-generation offense and won the Central New York matchup, 33-7, on Sept. 2 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
Jake Melville hit Owen Rockett for a 19-yard TD on the game's opening drive. But the Orange defense stiffened and limited Colgate's senior quarterback to just 82 passing yards for the game. Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey completed 34 of his 40 attempts for 355 yards.
Colgate linebackers Charles Cairnie with 15 and Kyle Diener with nine were the game's tackle leaders. Cairnie’s total was a career high. Colgate's defense held Syracuse to four field goals to keep the game in hand through three quarters.
The Raiders are off this week and then travel to Yale on Sept. 17 for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.