Syracuse football remains unbeaten with a last-second, 32-29 win vs. Purdue

When Syracuse football’s offensive stars, Garrett Shrader and Sean Tucker, were stifled Saturday, the Orange needed a supernova to propel it to a comeback win.

It was Oronde Gadsden II who exploded into the big-play generator.

Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 ACC) scraped out a 32-29 win over Purdue in dramatic fashion on Saturday afternoon in the JMA Wireless Dome to remain unbeaten.

All four of SU’s touchdowns came in the final 18 minutes of play – two in the hands of Gadsden, one by Isaiah Jones and the fourth on a pick-six by defensive lineman Caleb Okechukwu.

That was, at least, until the fourth quarter, when Gadsden stepped up in the way SU coach Dino Babers has been looking for to re-energize both the Syracuse offense and the fans in the Dome.

Syracuse, N.Y. — When Syracuse football’s offensive stars, Garrett Shrader and Sean Tucker, were stifled Saturday, the Orange needed a supernova to propel it to a comeback win.