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Syracuse defense holds Rutgers to 17 points in home-opening loss

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On the start of Rutgers’ fourth drive, the Syracuse defense pressured senior quarterback Noah Vedral. He faked the handoff to running back Isaih Pacheco, but SU’s McKinley Williams almost immediately made his way into the pocket, forcing Vedral to spin before Williams dropped him from behind at RU’s 25-yard line. Williams stood up and bowed, and the sack set the Scarlet Knights back 10 yards.

On the next play, Vedral bobbled the snap before quickly feeling pressure from linebacker Stefon Thompson.