Syracuse's Smith Splits Mountaineer Defense for 158 Yards
News:Jerome Smith had 29 carries for 158 yards Saturday against West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Analysis:Jerome Smith was a wrecking ball in the middle of the Mountaineer defense and the Orange offensive lines opened nice holes for him. The junior had a huge second half for Syracuse and finished with 1177 yards.
News:Jerome Smith had 20 carries for 96 yards against Temple on Friday.
Analysis: Despite not scoring, Jerome Smith broke the 1000-yard barrier. His three-week scoring streak ended against Temple. In his last six games, Smith averaged 110.7 yards.
News:Jerome Smith is probable for Friday's game against Temple with a leg injury, USA Today reports.
Analysis:Jerome Smith left the Orange's game against Missouri briefly with the injury, but returned to the game. He could be in for a big week against the somewhat porous Temple defense.
Syracuse's Smith Runs for 48 Yards and a Touchdown
News:Jerome Smith had 14 carries for 48 yards and scored on an eight-yard run in the fourth quarter comeback against Missouri on Saturday.
Analysis:Jerome Smith's 100-yard streak ended at four and the senior is now 77 yards shy of 1000 yards on the season. He ceded many carries to Prince-Tyson Gulley. Smith's new streak is with touchdowns; it has now reached three games.
Syracuse's Jerome Smith Continues to Bust Down Defenses
News:Jerome Smith had 18 carries for 144 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Louisville.
Analysis: After being held out of the endzone in the first eight games, Jerome Smith has now scored in consecutive weeks. He has four straight 100-yard games and now has 875 yards in his bid to keep the Syracuse streak of 1000-yard rushers alive.
News:Jerome Smith had 21 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown Saturday against Syracuse.
Analysis:Jerome Smith has three straight 100-yard games and now has 731 yards rushing on the season. He may keep the Orange streak of 1000-yard rushers alive. Smith scored his first touchdown of the season.
News:Jerome Smith had 127 yards on a season-high 28 carries on Saturday against South Florida.
Analysis: Despite being a power back, Jerome Smith has not scored a touchdown this season. He has 260 yards over his last two games and has at least one 15-yard run in his last six games.
News:Jerome Smith may see more time in the backfield near the goal line with Adonis Ameen-Moore (lower body) out, the USA Today reports.
Analysis:Jerome Smith is coming off a breakout game with a career-high 133 yards against Cincinnati. He has not scored a touchdown this season, but may get his first opportunity against South Florida on Saturday.
Syracuse's Jerome Smith Runs for Season-High 133 Yards
News:Jerome Smith cracked the 100-yard barrier for the first time this season with 133 yards on 19 carries on Friday against Connecticut.
Analysis: The Orange were dominant in the trenches and opened huge holes for Jerome Smith to blast through in the early going against the Huskies. The junior has not scored a touchdown this season, which somewhat limits his fantasy value.
News:Jerome Smith had 15 carries for 67 yards against the tough Rutgers defense on Saturday.
Analysis:Jerome Smith brought his power running to bear against the powerful Scarlet Knight front. The rest of the Orange ran for -5 yards. Smith could be a nice pickup if he continues to get the majority of carries for Syracuse.
News:Jerome Smith had 10 rushes for 61 yards in the win over Pittsburgh on Friday.
Analysis: On a different team, Jerome Smith would be an offensive force. He runs with power, but the Orange prefer a fast-paced offense that does not allow him many carries. Smith will likely not get a 100-yard game this season.
News:Jerome Smith had nine carries for 52 yards in the Saturday loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: The Orange weren't quite as pass-wacky as they had been in past weeks, but they were still losing and not able to take advantage of Jerome Smith's power running. He has 227 yards this season and seems unlikely to be the next in the string of 1,000-yard rushers.
News:Jerome Smith had 18 carries for 95 yards on Saturday in the win over Stony Brook.
Analysis: West had a plurality of carries for the Orange as they took control of the game in the second half. Jerome Smith should continue to lead the team in carries and be an effective player if the 'Cuse can take a lead.
News:Jerome Smith had 16 carries for 46 yards as the Orange lost to USC on Saturday. He added three receptions for 24 yards.
Analysis: If the Orange are ever playing with the lead, Jerome Smith could be a factor. The 5-foot-11, 213-pound junior is not much of a factor in the passing games and is often lifted for Prince-Tyson Gulley. He is a good power runner and could be a factor on the goal line, though.
News:Jerome Smith had 34 yards on the ground and caught two passes for 39 yards against Northwestern on Saturday.
Analysis:Jerome Smith had a nice 21-yard run in the first half, but didn't play that much in the second half as the Orange abandoned their running game. He is still the lead back, though, and should get the majority of the carries for the Orange going forward.