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For a Syracuse Orange football fan, there is no bigger matchup than Clemson. Despite a 63-20 defeat to Maryland, a struggling offense under a new quarterback, and the threat of the number one team in the country marching in the Dome, the Orange fan base was in a frenzy hours before the game started. Every seat was filled for the first time since some guy named Donovan McNabb was quarterback, and the sea of Orange erupted as Head Coach Dino Babers led the team onto the field.

Maryland Provides Syracuse With Reality Check

Sep 9, 2019
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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. 

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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.

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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.

A Marquee Matchup in the Bronx

Nov 15, 2018
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After yet another decisive 54-23 win against subpar ACC opponent, Louisville, Syracuse found their way to the 12th spot in the national polls this week. Although the Syracuse fan base has most likely been enjoying these weekly, high scoring blowouts, the end of November signifies the beginning of two marquee matchups: the first of which is the much anticipated “Shamrock Series” at Yankees Stadium against the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 

Syracuse Looks to Flip the Script on Louisville

Nov 8, 2018
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#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.

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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.

With Syracuse University Football on bye this past week boasting a record of 4-2, we thought it was a good time to look back. Numerous members of the WAER Sports Staff are heard from as we listen to the highlights from SU's four wins so far this year.

But before that, Tim Leonard takes a trip into the Syracuse University archives to tell us about the last time that Syracuse won a football game in Pittsburgh.


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The Syracuse Orange (3-0, 1-0) will host the Connecticut Huskies (1-2, 0-1) as it looks to remain unbeaten on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The struggling Huskies are coming off their first win of the season, while the Orange is looking to start its season 4-0 for the first time under three-year head coach Dino Babers.

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. 


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