Summit Auto Group Best of the Week: All season long, SU football’s defense has put up brave performances when the offense was sputtering and/or going through multiple quarterback injuries. That happened again in the November 7 game against Boston College where, following a 38-14 defeat to Wake Forest the week before, the Orange’s defense kept it close, led on this occasion by defensive back Rob Hanna, who registered a team-best seven tackles.
SOS Rewind and Archive: It bears repeating that, 55 years ago, SU football had teammates that would end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Floyd Little was the one wearing the famous no. 44, and his college career eclipsed that of Larry Csonka, who followed as a starter, but it was Csonka who would later spur the Miami Dolphins to back-to-back Super Bowl titles, including the perfect 1972 season, and was MVP of Super Bowl VII when the Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings.
AFLAC Trivia Tidbit: So who has the most interceptions in a single season in SU football history? It’s one of the oldest records in the program and dates back nearly half a century, to 1971, right near the end of the long coaching tenure of Ben Schwartzwalder, when Tom Myers stepped up and recorded eight interceptions. Perhaps spurred on by this effort, the Orange, once at 3-5-1 that season, closed out with wins over West Virginia and Miami to climb back to the .500 mark.
Atlas Fence Community Corner: The season for SU men’s soccer concluded this week when COVID-19 prevented a match against Pittsburgh. It was a symbol of a frustrating fall for the Orange, who only managed to play five times for real. And two of those matches were draws, with SU going on even terms with the Louisville Cardinals 2-2 on October 16 and, barely a week later, the Orange pulling out a 1-1 decision against Virginia Tech.
U.S. Army Weekly Recap: Moving into the month of November following a good battle against top-ranked Clemson in Death Valley, SU’s football team should have capitalized on that effort when hosting Boston College. Instead, the Orange were denied a touchdown until late in the fourth quarter, its offense sputtering most of the way against the Eagles, and though it did try to rally late, BC pulled out the latest chapter of this long-time rivalry between one-time Big East foes by a 16-13 margin.