PITTSBURGH, PA (WSYR-TV) – For the second straight the Syracuse football team traveled to a Top 25 opponent. And for the second straight week, Syracuse will return home with a loss.
SU fell to No. 25 Pittsburgh 21-10 with a lot of the same issues from the season opener at UNC.
Tommy DeVito was sacked seven times and even left the game at the 11:29 mark of the second quarter. He finished 9-15 with just 32 passing yards and one interception. Rex Culpepper came in relief and scored SU’s only touchdown on a 69-yards pass to Taj Harris in the second quarter. Culpepper was 4-9 with 88 passing yards and 1 touchdown.
Pittsburgh was led by Kenny Pickett going 25-36 for 215 passing yards and two touchdowns and one interception.
The Panthers outgained the Orange in total yards 342 to 171.
Syracuse is now 0-2(0-2) and will return home to face Georgia Tech at noon on September 26th inside the newly renovated Carrier Dome.