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Syracuse football takes down Virginia Tech in back-and-forth affair

Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader (16) runs through Virginia Tech defenders back Chamarri...
Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader (16) runs through Virginia Tech defenders back Chamarri Conner (1) and Alan Tisdale (34) during the first half of of an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg Va., Saturday, Oct. 23 2021. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)(MATT GENTRY | AP)
Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 9:54 PM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, Va. - Syracuse was able to secure their first win in the month of October after surging back to beat Virginia Tech on the road, 41-36.

Garrett Shrader rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two, including one to Damien Alford with 19 seconds left, to lift Syracuse.

The Orange scored 14 points in the final 2:28 to snap a three-game losing streak. Shrader’s 45-yard scoring toss to Alford was the difference.

Malachi Thomas paced Virginia Tech with 151 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

The Hokies drop their third straight, another blown fourth-quarter lead, and drop to 3-4 (1-2 in the ACC).

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