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Syracuse Orange Rally In The Fourth To Upend Missouri, Become Bowl Eligible

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Ryan Nassib hit Alec Lemon for a game-winning 17-yard TD connection with 20 seconds to play, leading Syracuse to a 31-27 come from behind road win over Missouri on Saturday night.

The victory moves the Orange to 6-5 (4-2 Big East) meaning ‘Cuse is now bowl eligible.

Lemon’s game winning grab was his second score of the day, capping a monster 12 reception 244-yard game. Marcus Sales added eight grabs for 85 yards.

Nassib threw for a total of 385 yards and the two TD’s.

Prince Tyson Tulley and Jerome Smith each ran for an Orange touchdown.

Missouri quarterback James Franklin tossed  for 279 yards and two touchdown passes but left the game due to a second half injury.

Kendial Lawrence racked up 119 yards on 27 carries and a TD for the Tigers, while Dorial Green Beckham led Mizz’s receivers with 79 yards – 70 coming on a touchdown catch just over a minute into the game.

The Orange close the regular season on Black Friday at Temple with an 11:00 AM kickoff.

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