For Towanda graduate Adam Harris and the Syracuse football team last week was not the best of performances this year.

The Orange held a halftime lead at home, but in the end came up short in a loss to Louisville.

"It's important that we learn from our mistakes and not dwell on them," Harris said.

The fullback knows the team has some lessons they can learn from the loss.

"I think a lot of it just comes down to the little details, to making plays," Harris said. "They made the plays down the stretch that are plays in the past weeks we made and we didn't make this week."

The Orange expect another tough test when they travel to Rutgers on Saturday.

"It will be a hard fought game," Harris said. "It will probably be our first cold weather type game. We will have to adjust to the conditions a little bit."

For Harris those conditions aren't anything he's not used to.

"It will definitely be a lot like Pennsylvania football, that's for sure," he said.

One of the keys for Syracuse will be to get off to a good start as they have in recent road games.

"It's always important to start strong," Harris said. "We want to go out there strong at the start. When you are playing from behind sometimes people start stressing."

After last week's game Harris knows the Orange are ready to try and get back on track this week.

"It's always frustrating to lose," Harris said. "We expect to win every week when we come in. We have to be ready for this week.

"I think we are confident. We just have to come out and play our game."

For Harris he was happy with his performance a week ago, but knows there is always more work to do.

"It was another decent game," he said. "I still have some things I have to improve on every week. I just have to watch the film and see what I can work on."

The Orange end the season with a three-game stretch of Rutgers, UConn and Boston College, but Harris knows that the team can't look ahead toward the end of the regular season.

"We are just going to take it one game at a time," he said. "We have to try and win one at a time. If we start looking at three total games it will be tough. We just have to look at this week like it's our championship game."