New Era Pinstripe Bowl - FINAL - Syracuse 36 Kansas State 34
Team Stat Comparison
1st Downs 19 23
Total Yards 378 498
Passing 258 240
Rushing 120 258
Penalties 4-40 4-45
3rd Down Conversions 6-14 8-14
4th Down Conversions 3-4 0-2
Turnovers 0 0
Possession 31:34 28:26
Kansas State C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Coffman 17/23 229 10.0 2 0
Syracuse C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Nassib 13/21 240 11.4 3 0
Kansas State CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Thomas 21 89 4.2 3 51
Coffman 9 26 2.9 0 11
Syracuse CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Carter 28 202 7.2 2 60
Bailey 6 47 7.8 0 22
Kansas State REC YDS AVG TD LG
Hilburn 5 85 17.0 1 30
Quarles 4 75 18.8 0 41
Syracuse REC YDS AVG TD LG
Sales 5 172 34.4 3 52
Bailey 3 29 9.7 0 15
FIRST QUARTER KSU SYR
TD 14:32 Daniel Thomas 51 Yd Run (Josh Cherry Kick) 7 0
TD 03:16 Marcus Sales 52 Yd Pass From Ryan Nassib (Ross Krautman Kick) 7 7
SECOND QUARTER KSU SYR
TD 09:35 Marcus Sales 36 Yd Pass From Ryan Nassib (Ross Krautman Kick) 7 14
TD 01:51 Daniel Thomas 10 Yd Run (Josh Cherry Kick) 14 14
THIRD QUARTER KSU SYR
TD 12:11 Delone Carter 7 Yd Run (Ross Krautman Kick) 14 21
TD 06:34 Chris Harper 10 Yd Pass From Carson Coffman (Josh Cherry Kick) 21 21
TD 02:11 Delone Carter 15 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 21 27
FOURTH QUARTER KSU SYR
TD 11:03 Daniel Thomas 1 Yd Run (Josh Cherry Kick) 28 27
TD 07:53 Marcus Sales 44 Yd Pass From Ryan Nassib (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 28 33
FG 03:07 Ross Krautman 39 Yd 28 36
TD 01:13 Adrian Hilburn 30 Yd Pass From Carson Coffman (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 34 36
NEW YORK -- Delone Carter ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Marcus Sales caught three long TD passes and Syracuse got some help from a celebration penalty on Kansas State to beat the Wildcats 36-34 in the first Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
Adrian Hilburn slipped a tackle and raced to a 30-yard touchdown catch with 1:13 remaining to pull Kansas State within two. Hilburn saluted the crowd behind the visitor's dugout and was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, which pushed the 2-point conversion attempt back to the 17-yard line.
Carson Coffman overthrew Aubrey Quarles in the end zone, and when Kansas State (7-6) couldn't come up with the onside kick, Syracuse (8-5) only had to take a knee to win a bowl game for the first time since 2001.
Daniel Thomas ran for three touchdowns for Kansas State, which was making its first bowl appearance since 2006.
In a bowl season filled with blowouts so far, the first bowl game in New York in 48 years turned out to be a home run.
The teams traded big plays right from the start -- Thomas went 51 yards for a score on the second play from scrimmage -- and scored touchdowns on the first five second-half possessions.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, sensing field goals would not be enough, called for a fake with about five minutes left in the fourth from the 10, but Syracuse stacked up Ryan Doerr on the run.
Carter, who scored two second-half touchdowns, broke free for a 60-yard run on the next play. It set up Ross Krautman's 40-yard field goal with 3:08 left that made it 36-28.
Too much time.
Coffman, who played brilliantly in his last college game, led the Wildcats into Syracuse territory and connected with Hilburn near the sideline about 10 yards down field. After winning a footrace to the end zone, he dropped the ball, did a quick salute and turned to celebrate with his teammates.
The flags came flying and the 2-point attempt turned into a desperation play.
Coffman finished 17 for 23 for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Thomas was held to 90 yards on 22 carries by a defense that was geared to stopping him.
Ryan Nassib passed for 239 yards and hooked up with Sales on touchdowns of 52, 36 and 44 yards.
All stats and information taken from ESPN.com and the AP. They are not original works of this user.
Last edited by FessJL0861; 12-30-2010 at 07:14 PM.
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