My look at some of the best and worst performances from Syracuse’s 38-20 victory over Temple on Friday at Lincoln Financial Field:
Player of the game: This was a tough one, because Syracuse reserve running backs Prince-Tyson Gulley and Adonis Aimeen-Moore both had stellar games. But it’s hard to overlook someone who rushed for a game-high two touchdowns. So I had to give it to Aimeen-Moore. The 5-foot-11, 239-pound sophomore’s second touchdown gave the Orange the lead (24-20) for the good with 4 minutes, 32 seconds left in the third quarter. Aimeen-Moore finished with 57 yards on 10 bruising carries.
Worst performance: Once again, this has to go to Temple’s defense. The Owls didn’t make any meaningful stops after intermission. The killers were the back-to-back 75-yard scoring drives they surrendered that put the game out of reach. Temple also gave up 475 yards of total offense..
Best defensive performance: Syracuse’s Keon Lyn gets this award after compiling two interceptions and three tackles. The junior cornerback returned his first interception 31 yards for a touchdown with 2:37 remaining.