+-
Syracuse running back Jerome Smith, right, breaks away (Credit: AP )

Syracuse running back Jerome Smith, right, breaks away from Penn State safety Malcolm Willis during the first quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Penn State vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium

Penn State beat Syracuse, 23-17, in their college football season opener Saturday at MetLife Stadium.

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg slips away from
(Credit: AP)

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg slips away from Syracuse linebacker Dyshawn Davis and nose tackle Eric Crume during the fourth quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Penn State running back Bill Belton (1) breaks
(Credit: AP )

Penn State running back Bill Belton (1) breaks away from Syracuse tackle Zian Jones (77) and Ron Thompson (13) and during the second quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Syracuse running back Jerome Smith, right, breaks away
(Credit: AP )

Syracuse running back Jerome Smith, right, breaks away from Penn State safety Malcolm Willis during the first quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Syracuse cornerback Keon Lyn, left, attempts to stop
(Credit: AP )

Syracuse cornerback Keon Lyn, left, attempts to stop Penn State wide receiver Brandon Felder during the second quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Syracuse wide receiver Adrian Flemming (22) makes a
(Credit: AP )

Syracuse wide receiver Adrian Flemming (22) makes a catch over Penn State cornerback Trevor Williams during the third quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Penn State fans cheer during the first quarter
(Credit: AP )

Penn State fans cheer during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Penn State wide receiver Eugene Lewis (7) breaks
(Credit: AP)

Penn State wide receiver Eugene Lewis (7) breaks away from Syracuse free safety Jeremi Wilkes to score a touchdown during the fourth quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Syracuse wide receiver Jeremiah Kobena (25) catches a
(Credit: AP )

Syracuse wide receiver Jeremiah Kobena (25) catches a pass as Penn State safety Malcolm Willis trails the play during the third quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Syracuse quarterback Drew Allen (8) is sacked by
(Credit: AP )

Syracuse quarterback Drew Allen (8) is sacked by Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones during the fourth quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Penn State's Eugene Lewis (7) celebrates his touchdown
(Credit: AP )

Penn State's Eugene Lewis (7) celebrates his touchdown with Akeel Lynch (22) and Pat Zerbe (35) during the fourth quarter. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien reacts during the
(Credit: AP )

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien reacts during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer reacts during the second
(Credit: AP )

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer reacts during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Penn State. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Penn State's Eugene Lewis (7) celebrates his touchdown
(Credit: AP )

Penn State's Eugene Lewis (7) celebrates his touchdown wIth Allen Robinson during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse. (Aug. 31, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE

Subscribe to Newsday’s sports newsletter

Receive stories, photos and videos about your favorite New York teams plus national sports news and events.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.