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NEW ORLEANS -- Ross Krautman kicked a 21-yard field goal as the clock expired, earning Syracuse a 37-34 victory over Tulane on Saturday night.
Syracuse (4-2) raced out to a 17-point lead in the first half, which Tulane (2-4) overcame to tie the score at 34-34 in the fourth quarter.
A roughing-the-passer penalty on Tulane's Dezman Moses prolonged Syracuse's final offensive possession and the Orange's offense did the rest, running out the clock and setting up the decisive points as it capped its perfect record against nonconference opponents.
Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib completed 19 of 34 passes, including two touchdowns, and rushed for another score, helping thwart the Green Wave's comeback attempt. Running back Antwon Bailey also carried a heavy load, gaining 111 yards.
Tulane racked up 471 yards of total offense, led by quarterback Ryan Griffin's 320 yards passing and two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to avoid a three-game losing streak.