Game Summary - January 2, 1989

January 2, 1989

Syracuse 23, LSU 10

In the bowls first time in the New Year's Day lineup (all the New Year's Day bowls were played on January 2 to avoid the NFL games on Sunday, January 1) the Hall of Fame Bowl paired 19th ranked SEC co-champion LSU against No. 12 Syracuse.

The Orangemen started out strong driving 80 yards on their first possession capped-off by a 2 yard TD run by Robert Drummond. LSU tried to answer but was intercepted on the Syracuse 14 yard line. The Orangemen added a 38-yard field goal in the second period for a 10-0 lead, but LSU put together a 50 yard scoring drive of their own late in the half capped-off by a Calvin Windom 19 yard run.

The Tigers then tied the game at 10-all on the opening possession of the third period with a 35 yard field goal.

Syracuse took over from there, however, as Drummond took control and the Orange scored on the next two possessions to ice the win.

Drummond picked-up the game MVP with 122 yards rushing and 2 TDs.

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