After another ACC loss, the Syracuse Football team looks to bounce back against Boston College in the Dome. Both teams have lost three of their last five games and need to win this game to keep their bowl-game hopes alive. The Eagles are 4-4 on the season and the Orange 3-5.

As the 2019 College Football season reaches its halfway point, the Syracuse Orange (3-3, 0-2), have many questions left to answer.

Which Tommy DeVito can we count on going forward, the healthy one who racked up nearly 400 total yards and five touchdowns against Western Michigan, or the injury-prone one who has a 12:5 touchdown to interception ratio and two costly red zone picks? 

Syracuse Stays Consistent Against Holy Cross

Sep 28, 2019

The Syracuse offense picked up right where it left off against Western Michigan last week, the defense dominated, and special teams continued to be impressive. This game was not expected to be close. And it wasn’t the Orange won 41-3.

The heavily favored Syracuse Orange (2-2) host Holy Cross (1-2) at the Dome on Saturday with an opportunity to boast a winning record for the first time this season. 


Both teams enter the weeknd carrying the baggage of underwhelming starts to their seasons. 

The Crusaders, of the Patriot League, wedged their lone victory of the season over UNH in between losses to Navy and Yale. Picked to finish fourth in the Patriot League, the good news for Holy Cross is that they don’t begin league play until next week against Bucknell.

Syracuse Football got off to a fast start against Western Michigan. The Orange move to 2-2 with a 52-33 win over the Broncos. Tommy Devito and the offense looked explosive for the first time this season. Amassing 545 yards and 7 touchdowns. The defense struggled to stop the run allowing over 200 rushing yards but the unit caused turnovers that kept Syracuse in charge of the lead. 

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.

After a brutal 36-3 loss to Notre Dame, Syracuse Football looks to bounce back this weekend against Boston College. In the game against the Irish, the high powered offense for the Orange stalled only producing 234 yards. Both Eric Dungey and Tommy Devito played in this game after Dungey left the game with an injury. These two combined for an abysmal 115 passing yards with three interceptions. Cuse plays a familiar rival this weekend in Boston where they lead the all-time series 31-20.

After dropping two straight games on the road, the Orange returned to the Dome to play the North Carolina Tar Heels. Syracuse continued to use the Dome as a home-field advantage and beat UNC in dramatic fashion.


Football coaches often talk about how important it is two excel in all three phases of the game. That's Offense, Defense and the often overlooked Special Teams. For Syracuse University football, a considerable amount of their early success can be atttributed to their strong play on special teams.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, WAER's Drew Carter takes a look at some of the players making a difference on special teams so far this year.