SU and USC was the most watched college football game this past Saturday

SU is beginning to reap the benefits from playing at MetLife Stadium in front of a nationally televised audience.

This past Saturday, SU traveled to MetLife Stadium to play USC in hopes of creating a fanbase and strengthening their brand as a school and as a program. It worked.

The classic posted a rating of 3.3, behind only Florida and Texas A&M, but 4.7 million viewers tuned in to watch SU take on USC, while only 4.5 million tuned in for the Florida game.

The SU roster has 26 athletes from the metropolitan area, so this game allowed friends and family to watch the team without having to make the trip up to Syracuse. This game has gathered momentum for recruiting purposes as well. Head coach Doug Marrone said he has been fielding calls from potential recruits asking him if they plan on playing there again and if that's the competition that they will be playing on a consistent basis.

It certainly has brought SU some much-needed national exposure.

SU plays Stony Brook this Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Dome.


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