Delone Carter ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Marcus Sales caught three long TD passes and Syracuse beat the Kansas State Wildcats 36-34 in the first Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
It’s been almost 50 years since a bowl game was played in the Big Apple. What, you don’t remember the Gotham Bowl at the original Yankee Stadium back in 1962?
Two programs that haven’t been to the postseason in a while will try to finish off resurgent seasons on an upswing. Key matchup: Kansas State’s run defense, ranked 118th in the nation, vs. Syracuse’s two tailbacks, Delone Carter and Antwon Bailey.
According to Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, all signs point toward Andy Pettitte retiring after thirteen years in pinstripes.
Since Rob Long had a malignant tumor removed from his brain, some of the most difficult moments have come after dark. “I’ll tell you what, going to bed at night has not been easy,” the Syracuse punter said Tuesday.
Yankee Stadium isn’t accustomed to digging out for anything. The ballpark in the Bronx is usually dormant this time of year, the sweet sounds of spring still months away. The grounds crew is getting a crash course in snow removal this week.
Christmas has come and gone. If you asked Santa for better bowl games but didn’t quite get them, don’t worry… you’re about to.
Kansas State and Syracuse will be ending bowl droughts when they meet in the Pinstripe Bowl later this month.
The Syracuse Orange are headed for the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.
Instead of the strains of “New York, New York,” fans at Yankee Stadium will hear a different tune on Saturday.