Scores

Final

Syracuse 29

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Akron 3

(0-1, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 4, 2010

InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH

1 2 3 4 T
SYR 7 10 6 629
AKR 0 3 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: R. Nassib (NOR) - 229 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Carter (SYR) - 26 CAR, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: V. Chew (SYR) - 3 REC, 79 YDS, 1 TD

Mike Holmes helps Syracuse topple Akron in opener

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Mike Holmes returned a blocked field goal 57 yards for a touchdown, highlighting Syracuse's 29-3 win over Akron on Saturday night.

Chandler Jones blocked Igor Iveljic's attempt at the Syracuse 39, allowing Holmes to pick it up at the 43 and go untouched, making it 23-3 in the third quarter.

Ryan Nassib added two touchdowns and 229 yards on 17-for-27 passing as the Orange won their season opener for the first time since 2003. He connected with Aaron Weaver for a 23-yard score on the game's first series and found Van Chew for a 26-yard touchdown five seconds before halftime for a 17-3 lead.

Akron's Rob Ianello, who took over for J.D. Brookhart, lost his head coaching debut after five years as a Notre Dame assistant.

Delone Carter had 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and rushed for 91 yards for Syracuse.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SYR
AKR
1st Downs209
Total Yards431166
Passing229111
Rushing20255
Penalties5-4310-82
3rd Down Conversions10-194-17
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers30
Possession33:2525:40

Passing Leaders

SyracuseC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nassib17/272298.521
AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nicely12/351113.200

Rushing Leaders

SyracuseCARYDSAVGTDLG
Carter26913.517
Nassib9586.4045
AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Burney12383.2014
Allen7213.0025

Receiving Leaders

SyracuseRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chew37926.3145
Lemon5499.8020
AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
LaFrance77510.7029
Pride11111.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSYRAKR
TD10:03Aaron Weaver 23 Yd Pass From Ryan Nassib (Ross Krautman Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSYRAKR
FG11:21Ross Krautman 47 Yd 100
FG01:16Igor Ivelijic 40 Yd 103
TD00:05Van Chew 26 Yd Pass From Ryan Nassib (Ross Krautman Kick) 173
THIRD QUARTERSYRAKR
TD04:56Michael Holmes 57 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 233
FOURTH QUARTERSYRAKR
TD07:51Delone Carter 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 293