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Maryland Provides Syracuse With Reality Check

Sep 9, 2019

The buzz around the Syracuse football team was palpable. Expectations were high and excitement levels were even higher. In 2018, the Orange won ten games for the first time in seventeen years. They had come into the 2019 college football season at No. 22 in the Associated Press Top-25, and had shutout the Liberty Flames 24-0 in Week One. Syracuse's week two date with Maryland did not lack signifcance, but many Orange faithful had their sights set on week three, Syracuse's home opener against top-ranked Clemson, and a rematch of Syracuse's dome-storming upset victory two years ago. 

Dungey Leads Orange to One Last Victory

Dec 28, 2018

The Syracuse Orange and Eric Dungey capped off a tremendous 2018 season down in Orlando at the Camping World Bowl. The Orange defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers by a score of 34–18 to finish the season 10-3.

After back to back 4-8 seasons, the Orange were looking to go 6-6 at best and were predicted to finish last in the ACC. However, the Orange were able to turn their record around finish second in their conference. Head coach Dino Babers was also extended well into the future following a successful season.

Syracuse University is looking to do more than just win a football game in the Camping World Bowl today.  The Orange players and coaches are trying to turn a major corner in the resurgence of the program under Head Coach Dino Babers.  A win over West Virginia will come with more than just the trophy. 

The players are trying to become the first squad in 18 years to win 10 games in a season.  And it’s the first bowl appearance for an SU team in five years.  The Orange has a pretty good record in bowl games, winning 5 of the last 6 appearances.

Syracuse University’s football team will get to end their season in Orlando Florida.  The Orange has been chosen to play in the Camping World Bowl against West Virginia December 28th.  SU fought to a 9-3 record, 6-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Head Coach Dino Babers notes the opponent has some history with SU and appreciates the respect given the Orange by the selectin.

After putting up a dismal three points in a blowout loss to Notre Dame at Yankees Stadium last weekend, the Syracuse Orange football program found itself dropping down to the 20th spot heading into today’s ACC matchup against Boston College. Even with a banged-up quarterback and a lack of success in marquee matchups this season, the Orange impressed fans with a 42-21 victory over a solid Eagles team.

After a dream run this season, Syracuse football came back down to earth against #3 Notre Dame. The Irish put up 36 points to the Orange’s 3 in a decisive win in New York City. Start to finish, Notre Dame torched Syracuse up and down the field.

Syracuse Looks to Flip the Script on Louisville

Nov 8, 2018

#13 Syracuse (7-2, 4-2 ACC) has a chance to turn a page in program history against the Louisville Cardinals (2-7, 0-6 ACC) this Friday night in the Carrier Dome. The ACC matchup will be Syracuse’s first game in the Carrier Dome as a ranked team since 2001. Friday’s contest comes a week after the team secured its first ACC road win of the year, a 41-24 victory over Wake Forest.

After sitting idle last weekend, Syracuse (4-2, 1-2) returns to the Carrier Dome for the first time since late September to host UNC-Chapel Hill (1-4, 1-2) on Saturday afternoon at 12:20. It is only the fifth meeting between the two schools all-time, and the first since Syracuse joined the ACC in 2013.


After opening the season 4-0, the Orange are looking to snap a two game losing streak. After a heartbreaking loss at Clemson, the Orange started slow and suffered a surprising overtime defeat at Pittsburgh in their last outing.

Syracuse University Football is underway and with it, year three in the Dino Babers era. There are still plenty of questions to be answered but one area of comfort should be quarterback.  This week WAER's Meredith Kava reminds us QB is set not only for this season but potentially the next few years as well.

Also, the uptempo style of offense that Babers brought to SU the past few seasons relies on a strong running game. How equipped are the Orange to dominate through the run game? WAER's James Colgan tells us why we should feel confident. 

Syracuse Steamrolls Wagner in Dome Opener, 62-10

Sep 8, 2018

After dispatching Western Michigan in the season opener, Syracuse (2-0, 0-0) returned to the Carrier Dome and throttled FCS Wagner, 62-10.

The Orange jumped out to an early lead, turning a Seahawks interception into a Sean Riley touchdown reception just 3:13 into the first quarter. Syracuse never looked back, opening up a monstrous 45-7 lead before halftime.