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October 27, 2012
Lemon's late TD put SU over USF
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Ryan Nassib threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Alec Lemon with 3 seconds left as Syracuse rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit to beat South Florida 37-36 Saturday night.
Nassib, who finished with four TD passes, all coming in the second half, marched the Orange (4-4, 3-1 Big East) 75 yards in 1:20 for the winning score. He had helped cut Syracuse's deficit to 33-31 on a TD pass to Marcus Sales, a 19-yarder with 7:17 left.
After blowing a 23-3 halftime advantage, USF (2-6, 0-4) regained the lead, 26-24, on Maikon Bonani's 41-yard field goal with 2:15 left in the third. The Bulls went up 33-24 just over four minutes into the fourth when B.J Daniels threw a 30-yard TD pass to Andre Davis.
Bonani's school-record fifth field goal of the game, a 47-yarder, made it 36-31 with 1:27 remaining. The Bulls have lost six games in a row.