ATLANTA Extra practice time devoted to stopping Georgia Techs spread-option offense didnt change the fact Syracuse had never faced the attack in a game.
That disadvantage proved too difficult to overcome.
Syracuse was hurt by three turnovers and a blocked punt and Georgia Tech was dominant on the ground in its 56-0 win over the Orange on Saturday.
For Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), it was a sobering letdown one week after a 24-10 win at North Carolina State.
Syracuse coach Scott Shafer said he got outcoached today by Georgia Techs Paul Johnson even. Very disappointed in myself, Shafer said. We thought we had a good plan, but we got our butts kicked today and that starts with me.
Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2) averaged 5.9 yards per carry.