The Syracuse Orange pulled off some late-game heroics to knock off the Purdue Boilermakers in a wild 32-29 victory in the
Carrier JWA Wireless Dome on Saturday. With just 12 second left in the game, quarterback Garrett Shrader hit Orande Gadsden II for a 25-yard go-ahead touchdown.
FOR THE WIN!!!!!— The MVP Blog (@themvp_blog) September 17, 2022
WHAT A THROW FROM GARRETT SHRADER!
What was a pedestrian 9-3 contest at halftime turned into a wild, hair on fire slugfest by the end as there were six lead changes down the stretch. Purdue, in particular, melted down and shot itself numerous times with penalties. The Boilermakers were penalized for a total of 11 times for 114 yards throughout the contest and it really cost them at the end.
With 51 seconds left in the ballgame, Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell hit Payne Durham for a 12-yard touchdown for the go-ahead score. However, a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty forced the Boilermakers to kickoff from their own 20. Holding and pass interference calls on the ensuing drive would allow for Shrader to complete the game-winning touchdown pass as the Orange improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2018.
Syracuse closed as a 1.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook.