I could not disagree more. Syracuse went out hard and had the lead from the gun. Fox said he wanted them all in the top-50 at the mile. Colorado doesn't do that.
The Denver Post wrote:
Coloradoâ€™s ability to win championship cross country races has long hinged on starting out slowly and then moving up throughout a race, a strategy the team uses because of the advantages of training at altitude and racing at sea level..
Syracuse didn't "start out slowly." They were in first place at every split. Their team ran better during the last 2K, yes, but to say that they "out-Colorado'ed" Colorado is to discredit a great race by Colorado but a better one by Syracuse. They had three guys in the top-10 for crying out loud!
Read the article by the Denver Post (http://blogs.denverpost.com/colleges/2015/11/22/how-colorado-lost-syracuse-ncaa-cross-country/34571/). You'll see the numbers and know that Colorado did what it always does, but they didn't have great races by Moussa and Saarel, which hurt them alot.
Congratulations to Syracuse.