SYRACUSE, NY (AP) Tommy DeVito threw for two scores, Sean Tucker ran for two others, and Syracuse broke out of its offensive doldrums to defeat Georgia Tech 37-20 Saturday for its first win of the season.
The game, which was delayed more than 30 minutes while three Syracuse players were retested for COVID-19, was the first in the refurbished Carrier Dome. Renovations included a new roof, lighting, air conditioning and a big scoreboard.
The Orange (1-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 17 points off Georgia Tech (1-2, 1-1 ACC) turnovers. Syracuse's defense, playing without pre-season All America safety Andre Cisco who was injured in a fluke pre-game collision with a teammate, recorded five takeaways. The game marked the second straight game in which the Yellow Jackets committed five turnovers.