On the road against Clemson on Saturday, Syracuse had an opportunity to shock them, but head coach Dino Babers put his team in a tough spot with poor time management.
With 1:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Orange had a chance to pull off the upset after keeping the Tigers to a field goal that gave Clemson a 27-21 lead. Babers, though, decreased that chance by allowing 24 seconds to pass without calling a timeout.
College football writers slammed Babers harshly on Twitter. Sean McDonough, a play-by-play announcer, was also quoted by Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. Dino Babers took twenty or thirty seconds to decide whether to call a timeout. That’s a whiff right there, Sean McDonough.
Babers has previously suffered from problems with time management. Tim Murray of VSiN questioned what he had seen as a result of his error against Clemson. Wait, did Dino Babers really fail to announce a timeout before the final 24 seconds had passed?
Garrett Shrader, the quarterback for Syracuse, threw a late throw that was intercepted at the Clemson 15-yard line following the questionable coaching decision. The Tigers won the match because to such error.
The game’s notable comeback was by Clemson, who was down 21-10 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Phil Mafah of Clemson completed a 15-play, 80-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run, and Will Shipley added a 50-yard scoring run to the score. B.T. Potter, the placekicker, finished off the scoring with a field goal from 44 yards out.
For the Tigers, Shipley had a strong game, carrying the ball 27 times for 172 yards and two scores.
Orange, Dino Babers criticised following strange time management in defeat by Clemson, which initially published on ClutchPoints.