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November 19, 2012

SU puts three on weekly honor roll

Defensive tackle Jay Bromley, wide receiver Alec Lemon and quarterback Ryan Nassib were all named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for their impressive performances in SU's thrilling, 31-27, win at Missouri on Saturday. Each played an important role in the Orange's (6-5, 4-2 BIG EAST) comeback victory against the Tigers.

Bromley notched six tackles, including four solo and two sacks for a loss of 13 yards, at Missouri. The junior has 37 tackles, including 14 solo, 5.5 for a loss of 24 yards and 2.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards, so far this season.

Against the Tigers, Nassib and Lemon paired up yet again to orchestrate a game-winning drive. Lemon caught four passes for 81-yards in the final drive which also included the game-winning 17-yard touchdown with 20 seconds left in the game. He finished with 12 catches for a career-high 244 yards and two touchdowns to record his fifth game of at least 100 receiving yards this year. His performance was five yards short of the SU single-game record of 249 yards established by Scott Schwedes in 1985 against Boston College. In the fourth quarter alone, Lemon caught seven balls for 140 yards and both touchdowns.

Nassib went 26-of-40 for 385 yards to raise his career total to 8,845 yards, supplanting Marvin Graves (8,466 yards) as the Orange's all-time leading passer. It was Nassib's seventh career 300-yard passing game, and his sixth of the season. He also set the Orange season record for touchdown passes (23) with his two TD tosses to Lemon. Nassib now ranks third on the BIG EAST career list for the most passing touchdowns with 67.


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