Updated at 9:40pm Saturday
Evanston, IL (Sports Network) - The quarterback combination of Trevor Siemian and Kain Colter proved too much for Syracuse on Saturday, as the Northwestern duo accounted for five touchdowns in the 19th-ranked Wildcats' 48-27 victory over the Orange at Ryan Field.
Colter and Siemian alternated series throughout the game, with Siemian tossing three touchdown passes and Colter throwing one and running for another for the Wildcats (2-0), who opened their season with a 44-30 win over California.
Siemian finished an efficient 17-of-21 passing for 270 yards, while Colter completed 13-of-16 passes for 110 yards and rushed nine times for 101 yards in the victory.
Northwestern wideout Tony Jones led all receivers with nine catches for 185 yards and a touchdown.
Syracuse signal-caller Drew Allen passed for 280 yards and a touchdown on 27- of-41 throws, but was picked off four times before being removed in the fourth in favor of Terrel Hunt, who rushed for a 15-yard TD late in the setback.
Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley each added a rushing score for the Orange (0-2), who dropped a 23-17 decision to Penn State in their season-opener.