Undermanned Shock team comes up short in Plattsburgh

by Rob Tetro

The Syracuse Shock went into last Saturday’s game against Plattsburgh missing 31 out of the 55 players that were on the roster to begin the season.

One of the Shock players missing in action was star running back DeWayne Gordon. Without Gordon, who averages more than 250 yards of all purpose yards per game, the Shock only mustered up 206 yards of total offense as Plattsburgh came away with a 21-7 win.

Plattsburgh jumped out to a 14-0 lead on The Shock during the first quarter. Plattsburgh maintained its two-touchdown lead during the second quarter.

During the third quarter, it added another touchdown. Early in the fourth quarter, Syracuse got onto the board.

D.P. Crowell intercepted a pass and returned it 58 yards for the score to make the score 21-7.

Unfortunately for Syracuse, they were not able to get any closer as Plattsburgh came away with the 14-point win.

Duane Milton continues his to develop during this stint as the Shock’s starting quarterback. Milton was 12 of 21 passing for 70 yards and three interceptions against Plattsburgh.

Backup quarterbacks Brian Simer and Jeff Case were 2 of 3 passing for 57 yards.

On the ground, Syracuse was led by Tyrone Burke Jr., who ran for 69 yards on 11 carries. Brian Simer also had 2 carries for 10 yards.

Burke was also the team’s leading receiver. He had 6 catches for 75 yards. Jeff Case had 16 yards on 3 receptions while Derrick Williams, Derek Serino and Brian Simer combined for 5 catches for 36 yards for the Shock.

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