Harris, Orange happy with their success
Over the past few years the Syracuse Orange have struggled to find wins in the Big East Conference.
That's not the case for Towanda graduate Adam Harris and the Orange this year, as they have beaten West Virginia and Cincinnati in back-to-back weeks to improve to 6-2 on the year.
"It's good, we are excited," Harris said. "We are taking it one game at a time. We just love winning every week. We want to keep going forward from here."
And that next step for Syracuse is returning home after two straight road games with a home date against Louisville on Saturday.
"It will be good to play in front of our crowd again," Harris said. "The last time at home things didn't go as well."
The last home game was against Pittsburgh, also the last time the Orange lost a game. This week Harris believes the team is ready to try and play well in the Carrier Dome.
"We have a game plan in place," he said. "We are hoping to execute. Everyone has to do their part."
While Syracuse is having a good season Harris knows they can't start looking ahead.
"I think we plan for every week like it's the national championship week," he said. "We have to approach every team like it's the best team in the nation. I don't think we are the type of team yet that can look past anyone. We have to take every game one at a time."
And taking the games one at a time has resulted in plenty of wins.
"It's definitely been fun the last couple of weeks," he said. "Hopefully we can keep that going."
Harris thought his performance was solid in last week's win.
"It was an OK game," he said. "There is a lot of stuff to hopefully work on and hopefully I can improve from last week. I have to keep working, keep improving."
In that win Harris almost had his first career touchdown, but it was ruled a fumble and recovered by a teammate in the end zone. While he was happy the Orange scored on the play, it definitely has him imagining scoring his first touchdown.
"I'm just happy we still ended up scoring on the play," Harris said. "But, it definitely does (make him want to score his first touchdown)."
The Orange know this week will be another tough test.
"They are a tough opponent," Harris said. "They play real physical football. They have good players. We have to be ready. It's another game for us. We want to keep winning and we want to play well. That's how we have to approach every week."
While Harris knows the Orange are getting better every week, he knows there is always still work to do.
"I think we keep taking positive steps forward," he said. "But we still have things to work on."