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SYRACUSE, N.Y. --
Justin Burke completed 13 of 25 passes for 143 yards and Jeremy Wright ran for 98 yards as Louisville defeated Syracuse 28-20 on Saturday to keep the Orange from becoming eligible for a bowl.
Just one win away from getting to the postseason for the first time since 2004, Syracuse (6-3, 3-2 Big East) wasn't able to defeat the Cardinals (5-4, 2-2) on its own turf.
Louisville's win broke its 12-game losing streak in Big East games on the road.
The Cardinals played without both their starting quarterback and running back. Quarterback Adam Froman suffered a thigh contusion in Louisville's 20-3 loss to Pittsburgh last week, while running back Bilal Powell left that game with swelling on his right knee.
Neither loss proved to be much of a problem for the Cardinals. Burke, who had only thrown seven passes this season as a backup, filled in admirably for Froman.