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Penalty helps Syracuse knock down Kansas State

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NEW YORK » The first Pinstripe Bowl turned into a home run derby, with Syracuse and Kansas State trading big plays and touchdowns in one of the most exciting games of this postseason.

A little too much enthusiasm, though, cost the Wildcats.

Delone Carter ran for career-high 198 yards and two touchdowns, Marcus Sales caught three long TD passes and Syracuse got some help from a celebration penalty on Kansas State to beat the Wildcats 36-34 yesterday at Yankee Stadium.

Adrian Hilburn slipped a tackle and raced to a 30-yard touchdown catch with 1:13 remaining to pull Kansas State within two. Hilburn saluted the crowd behind the visitor’s dugout and was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, which pushed the 2-point conversion attempt back to the 17-yard line.

"I didn’t see it," Kansas State quarterback Carson Coffman said. "We’re not mad at him for it, but I thought it was a little bit of a bogus call."

Coffman overthrew Aubrey Quarles in the end zone, and when Kansas State (7-6) couldn’t come up with the onside kick, Syracuse (8-5) only had to take a knee to win a bowl game for the first time since 2001.

 

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PINSTRIPE BOWL

SYRACUSE 36, KANSAS ST. 34

Kansas St. 7 7 7 13 34
Syracuse 7 7 13 9 36

KSt–Dan.Thomas 51 run (Cherry kick)
Syr–Sales 52 pass from R.Nassib (Krautman kick)
Syr–Sales 36 pass from R.Nassib (Krautman kick)
KSt–Dan.Thomas 10 run (Cherry kick)
Syr–Carter 7 run (Krautman kick)
KSt–Harper 10 pass from Coffman (Cherry kick)
Syr–Carter 15 run (kick failed)
KSt–Dan.Thomas 1 run (Cherry kick)
Syr–Sales 44 pass from R.Nassib (pass failed)
Syr–FG Krautman 40
KSt–Hilburn 30 pass from Coffman (pass failed)
A–38,274

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING–Kansas St., Dan.Thomas 22-90, Coffman 8-26, Harper 1-4, Wilson 2-4, Klein 1-2, Team 1-(minus 2), Doerr 1-(minus 3). Syracuse, Carter 27-198, Bailey 7-50, R.Nassib 6-16, Team 3-(minus 5).

PASSING–Kansas St., Coffman 17-23-0-228, Dan.Thomas 1-2-0-30. Syracuse, R.Nassib 13-21-0-239, Bailey 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING–Kansas St., Hilburn 5-84, Harper 5-56, Quarles 4-75, Tannahill 2-5, Coffman 1-30, Dan.Thomas 1-8. Syracuse, Sales 5-172, Bailey 3-29, Lemon 2-20, Provo 1-9, Cruz 1-5, Harris 1-4.

 

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