Why didn't Syracuse coach Scott Shafer go for game-winning 2-point attempt? (3 things he said)
Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse had a chance to end an ACC thriller against Virginia on its own terms.
After freshman quarterback Eric Dungey connected with sophomore wide receiver Steve Ishmael for a touchdown on the Orange's first play of double overtime, SU head coach Scott Shafer was faced with a question: take the extra point and go to overtime No. 3 or keep the offense on the field and decide the result in seconds?
Shafer, a defensive-minded coach, played it safe and sent kicker Cole Murphy onto the field. Ultimately the Syracuse offense stalled out in triple overtime and UVA