What were they thinking? Syracuse loses in embarrassing fashion with terrible final play
The Syracuse Orange might have just had the most embarrassing end to a game we’ve seen all year in college football.
When trailing 36-29 on fourth-and-goal, Orange quarterback Rex Culpepper stunningly spiked the ball as the clock hit zero which gave NC State the victory.
Here’s the play, courtesy of Sports Illustrated College Football:
4th & goal, game on the line, and Syracuse…spikes the ball 🤭
— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) November 28, 2020
Culpepper also needed to just throw the ball away on third down instead of just running for his life since that ended up being an 11-yard-loss. That would’ve given Syracuse enough time to actually draw up a play to either tie or win the game.
This embarrassing play was the big outlier of an otherwise great day for Culpepper as he was 23-for-45 with 254 yards passing. He also had two passing touchdowns for the Orange.
This loss dropped the Orange to 1-9 on the season and they’ll likely finish 1-10 as their last game of the season comes against No. 2 Notre Dame next Saturday.