Syracuse Orange News
10-20-14: The Syracuse Orange had a tough go of things last week against the top ranked Florida State Seminoles and this week traveled to Wake Forest to take on the Demon Deacons in BB&T Field in an ACC matchup. Syracuse dropped to 2-4 with a 0-2 conference record with their loss last week while Wake Forest had an identical 2-4 record overall and 0-2 ACC record as well heading into this contest. Syracuse had full control in this game as Wake Forest scored just one time in the contest, the game’s first score with 5:29 remaining in the first quarter. Syracuse’s offense put up 370 total yards of offense in this game to Wake Forest’s 170 yards of total offense. The Demon Deacons were 3-15 on third down and managed just 12 first downs in the contest while Syracuse ran all over the field for 199 yards rushing in the contest. Syracuse dominated this game from whistle to whistle and won the contest by the score of 30-7. Syracuse avenged their loss to the Florida State Seminoles in this one and improved their record to 3-4 with a 1-2 ACC record while Wake Forest saw their overall record drop to 2-5 and 0-3 inside the conference in 2014. Get your Syracuse tickets for the next Orange game as the team travels to Clemson next Saturday to take on the Tigers on the road in Memorial Stadium. The game will be played at 7:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPNU.
10-15-14: The Syracuse Orange hosted the #1 team in the nation this week when they welcomed the Florida State Seminoles to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Orange were 2-3 on the season heading into the game with a 0-1 record in the ACC and Florida State looked to keep their perfect season alive as the Noles were 5-0 with a 3-0 conference record this season. From the opening whistle it was clear that Florida State was going to be in complete control of their ACC foes and put up 10 quick first quarter points while the defense shut down the Orange. Syracuse did manage to kick two second quarter field goals but the defense could not keep Florida State off the board as the Seminoles scored 14 more points to take a 24-6 lead at halftime. Jameis Winston threw his third touchdown pass of the contest in the third quarter to take a commanding 31-6 lead in the game which was more than enough for the Seminoles defense in this game. Syracuse scored a pair of touchdowns off mainly the second string of the Florida State defense but the Seminoles won this contest by the score of 38-20. Florida State keeps their perfect season alive and will remain in the #1 ranking in the nation when polls come out next week. Syracuse’s record drops to 2-4 on the season and 0-2 in the ACC conference with the loss to the Seminoles. Be sure to get your Syracuse tickets for the next Orange game next Saturday as the team travels to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on the road in BB&T Field. The game will be played at 12:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN3.
10-6-14: The Syracuse Orange played a rare Friday night college football game this week when they hosted the Louisville Cardinals at home in Carrier Dome. Syracuse brought a 2-2 record into the game to face off with Louisville’s 4-1 record. This was an ACC matchup and so far on the season the Orange hasn’t played a conference game while Louisville is 2-1 so far in the ACC before this week. Syracuse played Louisville tough in the first half but the Cardinals led at the half by the score of 12-3. Louisville put the ball in the end zone twice in the half, one on a four yard TD run by Brandon Radcliff and the other on a safety forced by the defense, while not allowing Syracuse to score past the 7:10 mark in the first quarter before kicking a field goal with 11:14 in the third quarter. This would mark the final time that the Orange would put any points on the board as the Cardinals defense continued to shut down Syracuse’s offense. Louisville would put up 16 unanswered points to win the game by the score of 28-6. Louisville improved their record to 5-1 and 3-1 in the ACC while Syracuse dropped their record to 2-3 with a 0-1 ACC record. Syracuse was only able to muster 255 yards of total offense while Louisville put up 352 yards of their own in the victory. Syracuse just could not get their running game going as the team only gained 59 yards on 25 rushes in the contest. Be sure to grab some Syracuse tickets for the next Orange game next Saturday as they take on the #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles at home in the Carrier Dome. The game will be played at 12:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.
10-1-14: The Syracuse Orange faced easily their toughest matchup of the season this week when they hosted the #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Metlife Stadium. The Orange are an impressive 2-1 on the young College Football season but Notre Dame is yet to lose a game as they headed into this game with a perfect 3-0 record. Not many expected Syracuse to be able to hang with the Fighting Irish but the team surprisingly did in the first half as both teams were held scoreless in the first quarter. Syracuse trailed by the score of 14-3 at half time as Notre Dame’s QB Everett Golson threw two touchdown passes to William Fuller in the second quarter. Syracuse wouldn’t get closer than 11 points in the contest as Golson added two more touchdown passes on the day to give Notre Dame a lead they wouldn’t surrender. Syracuse put up a bit of a fight late in the game and actually scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to inch as close at 28-15 but Notre Dame added a field goal late to win by the score of 31-15. Notre Dame did not play their cleanest game of the season as they turned the ball over five times including three lost fumbles and two interceptions but Syracuse failed to turn many of them into points which is a credit to the Fighting Irish defense. Notre Dame continues their perfect season as they sit at 4-0 while Syracuse dropped their record to 2-2 on the season. Get your Syracuse tickets for the Orange’s game next Friday night at home in Metlife Stadium against the Louisville Cardinals. This game will be the first ACC conference game for the Orange and the game will be played at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN.
9-22-14: The Syracuse Orange hosted the Maryland Terrapins this week at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. The Orange went into this game with a perfect 2-0 record and the Terrapins had a 2-1 record going into the game. Syracuse was definitely the underdog in this game and actually played the Terrapins well for the first quarter and a half before the Maryland offensive attack became too much for the Orange defense. At one point these two teams were trading touchdown for touchdown before Maryland scored on two consecutive drives to get the score up to 24-13. The next Orange drive ended when quarterback Terrel Hunt threw an interception into the Terrapin secondary and Maryland’s William Likely that was returned for 88 yards for a touchdown to give the Terrapins a 31-13 lead. Syracuse failed to put the ball in the end zone past the 14:56 mark of the second quarter until there was just 0:48 left in the fourth quarter. The game ended by the score of 34-20 in favor of the Maryland Terrapins as Syracuse loses their perfect record and drops to 2-1. Get your Syracuse tickets for next week’s game as the Orange will host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at home in the Carrier Dome. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on ABC.
9-16-14: The Syracuse Orange played in the second game of the young college football season this week when the team traveled to Central Michigan to take on the Chippewas in Kelly Shorts Stadium. The Orange dominated this game from whistle to whistle and won the game by the score of 40-3 after scoring 40 unanswered points off the Chippewa’s defense. Central Michigan’s defense actually held the Syracuse offense scoreless in the first quarter before allowing six touchdowns, a field goal, and a safety for the Orange. Syracuse had 464 yards of total offense including 289 yards on the ground as the team controlled the clock and the ball for much of the game. The Orange did not have a turnover in the game and even went 2-2 on fourth down attempts in the game. Syracuse nearly had a pair of 100 yard rushers in the game when Adonis Ameen-Moore had nine carries for 106 yards and Terrel Hunt had 13 carries for 92 yards in the contest. Syracuse’s kicker Ryan Norton missed two field goal attempts in the game so the score could have been a lot worse for the Chippewas. Get your tickets for next week’s Syracuse game as they host the Maryland Terrapins at home in the Carrier Dome.
9-8-14: The Syracuse Orange football team was off this week after squeaking out a victory last week against the Villanova Wildcats. Syracuse won the game 27-26 and now prepares to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas next week. The Chippewas are fresh off a victory over the Purdue Boilermakers and Syracuse will look to throw their two headed monster quarterback attack at them next week on ESPN U. Syracuse had Terrel Hunt throw for 94 yards on 10 completions and 17 attempts last week while Austin Wilson threw for 89 yards on 11 completions and 17 attempts. The receiving core was also evenly distributed as both Jarrod West and Ashton Broyld had five catches last week and 59 and 57 yards respectively. Be sure to get your tickets for next week’s game between the Syracuse Orange and the Central Michigan Chippewas as they play next Saturday at noon on ESPN U.