Harris excited that Orange will be bowling
Last weekend Towanda graduate Adam Harris and the Syracuse Orange picked up another road victory, this time notching a win at Rutgers.
The fact that the win was the seventh of the season was important for the Orange because it made them bowl eligible for the first time since 2004.
"It was nice," Harris said. "I think it was important so people could just relax and play down the stretch. It's nice just to get that win under our belts and just play football."
For Syracuse making it to a bowl game has been something they have aimed for since before the season began.
"It's nice to get one of those goals out of our way," Harris said.
The fact that the win came on the road shouldn't be any surprise as Syracuse has lost only once on the road this season.
"It's kind of funny that we have had so much success on the road this year," Harris said. "It's good that we've been able to go out there and play well."
Now the Orange return home to take on a UConn team that defeated Pittsburgh last week.
"UConn is a power type team," Harris said. "It's a fun matchup for us this week. Everyone will have to come out and play well this week."
Harris knows that UConn is a lot like the last team Syracuse played at home, when they lost to Louisville.
"This is another one of those teams that like to smash you in the mouth," Harris said. "Definitely I think Louisville we did a lot of things offensively and defensively we can learn from for this game."
While Syracuse will have a bowl game awaiting them after the regular season ends, Harris doesn't want to start looking that far.
"We just want to keep taking it one game at a time," Harris said. "We want to approach this game with a little bit of a sense of urgency."
And while Harris is happy with the way he's playing, like always, he knows there is work to be done still.
"It was another pretty good week for me," he said. "I still have those things you want to work on to keep improving week to week. I'm happy, but not satisfied."
The fullback was excited to get a 19-yard catch last week, the longest of his career.
"It's exciting to try and do whatever I can to help the team," he said. "Whenever I get a chance I want to try and take advantage."
For Harris it had been a long time since he got a chance to do some running with the ball like he did Saturday.
"It's been a while," he said. "It was nice to be able to run a little bit."