Whiteboard Video: Carl Cutler's first touchdown

Halftime Snack breaks down Syracuse's third touchdown against Rutgers.

Syracuse dominated No. 25 Rutgers, 31-13, Saturday afternoon in Big East Conference action before 36,759 vocal fans in the Carrier Dome.

The Orange dominated play in the first quarter, opening up a 14-0 lead with a dominant run game. The second quarter, however, started with Rutgers blocking a SU punt out of the back of the end zone for both the two points on the safety, and a big momentum swing.

The Syracuse defense stopped the Scarlet Knights on their next possession and the Orange marched up field. Quarterback Ryan Nassib found senior wide receiver Donte Davis for a 27-yard pass to the Rutgers 3-yard line. 

After an offsides penalty on the RU defense, the other SU quarterback, senior captain Greg Paulus, executed play-action with the Scarlet Knights trying to stop a sure run play. The deceit by Paulus worked to perfection, and he lobbed a pass to Carl Cutler in the back of the end zone for the touchdown. It was the first collegiate touchdown of Cutler’s career, and the ensuing Ryan Lichtenstein extra-point kick put the Orange up 21-2.

The Orange (4-7, 1-5 Big East) also benefited from two interceptions by junior safety Mike Holmes on the way to its first victory over the Scarlet Knights (7-3, 2-3) in five years. Read more about the SU/Rutgers game at on the Halftime Snack blog and TheNewsHouse.com game coverage.

What a nut!

Kyle -

You are so goofy, but I must say these Whiteboard videos keep getting better and better. Love the animation from you this week.

This type of sports coverage is interesting to me...real interesting. Love the break down of that particular play too.

Whiteboard videos for major basketball plays? Maybe so...

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