Tommy DeVito

Syracuse Suffers Blowout Loss 56-34 to Louisville

Nov 24, 2019

In a season full of disappointment, Saturday afternoon’s matchup against Louisville presented Syracuse with an opportunity to turn the season around. Despite losing its first five ACC games, Syracuse (4-6) could still finish the year with a record of 6-6 and qualify for a bowl in back-to-back seasons.

For the Orange, the key was to upset the Cardinals today, and hope to ride that momentum back home for a bowl-clinching matchup with Wake Forest next Saturday. Unfortunately, Syracuse could not pull off the upset over Louisville, leaving its bowl hopes behind in Kentucky.

Syracuse Gets Crushed at Home by Boston College

Nov 2, 2019

Syracuse got demolished 58-27 by ACC foe Boston College this afternoon at the Dome. The Eagles just 4-4 heading into Saturday, gained a program record 691 totals yards against the Orange. 

  It has been a disappointing year for Dino Babers’s football team, but today might have marked the absolute low point in the 2019-2020 campaign. Boston College scored almost every time they touched the football which had the Syracuse offense playing catchup for most of the afternoon.

For the third consecutive game, Syracuse (3-5, 0-4) was toppled by an ACC foe, falling this week to Florida State (4-4, 3-3), 35-17. 

The Syracuse offense struggled yet again, mustering just three points through the first three quarters. Two fourth quarter rushing scores helped the box score, but the passing game amounted for just 151 yards. The beleaguered offensive line allowed another seven sacks which will do little to silence their critics especially after  grad transfer Ryan Alexander left the team earlier this week.

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? 

With a .500 record, the Syracuse football season has not gone the way that most expected. Is it panic time for the 'Cuse? Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by Connor Federico to find out. Were expectations too high? Is the team more on track than we think? Plus, a look ahead to Friday's matchup with Pitt, and a key to the game.

Six weeks down, seven weeks to go. Hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by Frankie Vernouski and Jonah Karp to give their midseason reviews and predictions for the rest of the Syracuse football campaign.

Are big wins over Western Michigan and Holy Cross a sign of success to come? Or should we expect more of what we saw against Maryland and Clemson? Plus, predictions for the Cuse's matchup with NC State.

In this week's episode of the Ostrom Avenue Podcast, hosts Brendan Mortensen and Owen Valentine are joined by current Redskins beat reporter for 1067 The Fan and WAER alum Craig Hoffman to discuss the play of Tommy DeVito over the first four weeks of the Syracuse football season. After a tough first three weeks, was Saturday's performance against Western Michigan the turning point? Or do we still need to see more?

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.

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

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.