syracuse football

The Carrier Dome in downtown Syracuse in often known as " The Loud House". This isn't due to a superior sound system or even the amazing acoustics but rather this is due to the fans.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast Michael Lehr introduces us to some of the fans right here in Syracuse that make the Carrier Dome a special place to play.

Football season is over for the Syracuse Orange (4-8, 2-6), and it ends on the lowest of lows: suffering a 42-14 beatdown at the hands of Boston College (7-5, 4-4).

The first possession of the game was an Orange 3 and out. The second possession was a 73 yard drive for the Eagles, capped off by a touchdown run from running back AJ Dillon. The freshman finished the day with 193 yards on the ground, more than half of Boston College's 333 rushing yards.

This week on the Best of WAER Sports Podcast, not only does Jim Boeheim's squad welcome four new freshman , they have all played internationally. WAER's Meredith Kava tells us where they came from and where they hope to take SU basketball.

Also this week, despite the gaudy stats posted by starting quarterback Eric Dungy there is another quarterback on the Syracuse roster worth talking about. WAER's Maura Sheridan has the story of backup Zach Mahoney.

Louisville Dashes Syracuse’s Bowl Hopes in a Blowout.

Nov 18, 2017

The Syracuse Orange (4-7, 2-5) likely has no chance of playing in a bowl game this year.

The team had a chance to keep their postseason hopes alive, but they were outmatched from the very start in a 56-10 loss at Louisville (7-4, 4-4).

The first two plays for the home team were a 29 yard run for quarterback Lamar Jackson, and a 46 yard touchdown run for running back Malik Williams. Those two big plays set the tone for the game.

Syracuse Football Loses to Wake Forest in a Shootout

Nov 11, 2017

The Syracuse Orange lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a high scoring game by a score of 64-43.

Wake Forest kicked off the scoring with 10:30 to go in the first quarter after a three-yard rush touchdown by QB John Wolford.

The Orange responded on their next offensive series, converting on 4th and 2. Dontae Strickland rushed for a 43-yard touchdown and Cole Murphy’s kick was good, tying the game 7-7.

The Demon Deacons struck again late in the first quarter, making the score 20-14 after a 31 yard pass from Wolford to Cam Serigne.

The Orange Returns to Carrier Dome to Face Wake Forest

Nov 11, 2017

It feels like a long time ago now that Syracuse (4-5, 2-3) knocked off the defending national champions in the Carrier Dome. After a pair of road losses and a bye week, the Orange heads home to take on Wake Forest (5-4, 2-3). 

This ACC matchup will feature two high-flying offenses and two defenses searching for answers.

Home is where the heart is. For the Syracuse football team, this statement continues to ring true. The Orange (4-5, 2-3) has yet to win a road game this year, after losing 27-24 to Florida State (3-5, 3-4) today. Cole Murphy's potential game-tying field goal from 43 yards missed wide left. Syracuse head coach Dino Babers had a solid performance from quarterback Eric Dungey, but that was not enough to earn the victory.

'Cuse Heads Back Down to Florida to Take on FSU

Nov 3, 2017

In the midst of what could very well be the ACC’s toughest schedule, Syracuse (4-4, 2-2) enjoyed its highly-anticipated bye this past week. Up next for the Orange is a second trip in the last three weeks down to the Sunshine State, for a bout against Florida State (2-5, 2-4).

After a failed fourth down conversion on Syracuse's final possession, quarterback Eric Dungey walked to the sideline and slammed his helmet down in frustration. As hard as he tried, the junior couldn't will his team past #8 Miami (6-0, 4-0). The Orange hung around all game, but ultimately lost 27-19.

While neither team played particularly well, the first half was especially sloppy. Miami receivers dropped countless passes to spoil drive after drive. For the Orange (4-4,2-2), Eric Dungey threw four interceptions, all coming in the first thirty minutes.

'Cuse Travels to Miami For ACC Showdown

Oct 20, 2017

Coming off the biggest win the program has seen in 30 years, Syracuse (4-3, 2-1) heads down south for a clash with eighth-ranked Miami (5-0, 3-0). The Orange took down second-ranked Clemson a week ago, the first time Syracuse beat a top two ranked team since 1984. 

Miami is still perfect for this season as the Hurricanes squeaked out a win against Georgia Tech 25-24 last week. They put the second longest winning streak in college football on the line in this ACC game.