Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt was ejected from Friday's home game against Villanova after punching an opposing player in the facemask after he was tackled.
The senior ran for a six-yard gain with 3:24 to play before halftime and Wildcats linebacker Dillon Lucas lassoed him around the neck to help bring him down. Hunt then rolled over and hit Lucas with a left hook.
Hunt was 10-of-17 passing for 94 yards and had three carries for 25 yards. He was replaced by redshirt freshman Austin Wilson with Syracuse leading 10-7 over its FCS opponent.
Hunt had 17 touchdowns (10 passing, seven rushing) with eight interceptions last season for the Orange (7-6).
- Chris Mascaro