Syracuse broke a 16-game losing streak to Penn State last season. The Orangemen had so much fun, they did it again.
Todd Philcox passed for 286 yards and 2 touchdowns Saturday night to lift Syracuse past the Nittany Lions, 24-10, at University Park, Pa.
“This is something special here,” said Syracuse Coach Dick MacPherson, whose team broke a 16-game losing streak against Penn State with a 48-21 victory last year.
Kevin J. Greene kicked field goals of 30, 37 and 27 yards for Syracuse (5-1), which won at Beaver Stadium for the first time since a 24-7 victory in 1970.
Penn State (4-2) scored on a 1-yard run by Sam Gash and a 21-yard field goal by Ray Tarasi.
Syracuse became the 11th team in Penn State Coach Joe Paterno’s 23-year reign to beat the Lions in consecutive seasons.
“Syracuse played a good football game,” Paterno said. “We played hard but not very well. Obviously not well enough to beat a team as good as Syracuse.”
Pittsburgh 42, Temple 7--Darnell Dickerson completed 15 of 21 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as the Panthers trounced the Owls at Pittsburgh to end a 3-game losing streak.
Dickerson led Pitt (3-3) to a school-record 615 total yards, breaking the mark of 610 set in 1975 against Army. The Panthers held Temple (1-4) to 90 yards.
Army 24, Lafayette 17--Ben Barnett rushed for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Mike Mayweather added 158 yards and another score as the Cadets knocked off the previously unbeaten Leopards at West Point, N.Y.
Army (2-1) built its lead to 24-7 and held off a rally by Lafayette (5-1).
Rutgers 17, Boston College 6--Mike Botti rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown as the Scarlet Knights beat the Eagles at Newton, Mass.
James Cann also scored for Rutgers (4-2) on a 1-yard run, and Carmen Sclafani kicked a 39-yard field goal. Boston College is 2-4.
Penn 33, Colgate 22--Brian Keys ran for touchdowns of 1 and 17 yards, and Rich Friedenberg kicked a school-record 4 field goals as the unbeaten Quakers beat the Red Raiders at Philadelphia.
Friedenberg kicked field goals of 42, 24, 32 and 23 yards for Penn (5-0). Colgate is 1-5.
Yale 24, Columbia 10--The Lions, who broke their 44-game losing streak last week, reverted to their old ways by fumbling 5 times in an Ivy League defeat at New Haven, Conn.
Buddy Zachery had scoring runs of 32 and 34 yards for Yale (1-3-1, 1-0-1). Columbia is 1-4, 1-3.
Dartmouth 38, Harvard 7--Mark Johnson threw 4 touchdown passes, 3 to Craig Morton, and fullback Dave Clark went 97 yards for the longest scoring run in Ivy League history as the Big Green routed the Crimson at Hanover, N.H.
Dartmouth (2-3, 1-1) forced 6 turnovers by Harvard (1-4, 1-2).
Cornell 35, Brown 0--Aaron Sumida threw 3 touchdown passes, and the Big Red rushed for 375 yards to rout the Bruins in an Ivy League game at Ithaca, N.Y.
Scott Malaga had 121 yards in 23 carries for Cornell (3-2, 2-1). Brown is 0-4-1 and 0-3-1.
Princeton 41, Bucknell 35--Judd Garrett ran for 233 yards, caught 11 passes for 102 yards, and scored 2 touchdowns to lead the Tigers past the Bison at Lewisburg, Pa.
Princeton (3-2) gained 605 yards of total offense. Bucknell is 0-6.
Holy Cross 42, Lehigh 24--Joe Segreti ran for 4 touchdowns to lead the Crusaders past the Engineers (4-2) at Worchester, Mass.
Segreti scored on runs of 3, 7, 1, and 19 yards for Holy Cross (5-2).