After losing three consecutive games, Syracuse seemingly has turned around its season.
Any turnaround for Rutgers, however, is probably going to have to wait until next year.
Donovan McNabb ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more, and Syracuse held Rutgers to 80 yards of offense in a 50-3 victory over the winless Scarlet Knights on Thursday night in Piscataway, N.J.
The win was the third straight for Syracuse (4-3, 1-1 Big East) and it sent the Scarlet Knights (0-6, 0-4) to their worst start since 1902, when they finished with a 3-7 record.
"Coming off the last two games, I don't think we are overconfident or underconfident," said Syracuse receiver Quinton Spotwood, who caught touchdown passes of 11 and 8 yards. "We have faith. We are where we are supposed to be."