ORLANDO, Florida (Ticker) -- Walter Reyes recorded his fourth 100-yard game of the season, rushing for 130 yards and three touchdowns as Syracuse rallied for a 38-35 victory over Central Florida.
Reyes, who carried 27 times, scored on runs of four and five yards in the first 5:10 of the fourth quarter, helping the Orangemen (3-6) erase a 27-24 deficit. he also caught a TD pass in the third period.
Central Florida (3-5) answered on Ryan Schneider's four-yard TD pass to Sean Gaudion with 8:52 to play, then scored on the two-point conversion to make it 38-35
The Orangeman, who have won two in a row following a four-game losing streak, amassed 539 yards of total offense.
The Golden Knights jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first 7 1/2 minutes of TD runs of four yards by Alex Haynes and two yards by Andreal Curry.
But Syracuse closed to 21-10 at the half on Troy Nunes' 40-yard TD pass to David Tyree with 2:21 left in the second period.
Nunes, who completed 13-of-18 passes for 199 yards, tossed a 38-yard TD pass to Reyes to make it 21-17 with 12:16 left in the third quarter.
After Syracuse pulled even at 24-24 on Nunes' 12-yard TD toss to Jared Jones, Central Florida took its final lead on Matt Prater's 34-yard field goal with 1:37 left in the third.
Schneider completed 28-of-47 passes for 440 yards for the Golden Knights.