The Orange renew their Big East rivalry vs. West Virginia in hopes of going 2-0 under Doug Marrone in bowl games
The Syracuse Orange are bowl-bound. They will make their second trip in three years to the Bronx, NY at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe bowl on Dec. 29
The Orange played in the inaugural Pinstripe bowl when they defeated Kansas State 36-34 in a last-second thriller. This year, their opponent will be former Big East foe West Virginia, who moved to the Big 12 after last season. After starting out 5-0 with Geno Smith at the helm and a frontrunner forhe Heisman trophey, the Mountaineers dropped their next five to finish the year 7-5.
On the eve of finding out which bowl game they will be playing in, Marcus Spruill and Steve Rene were arrested on Euclid Ave. on Saturday night.
Two SU football players were arrested Saturday, including its starting linebacker.
Defensive standout Marcus Spruill and Steve Rene were arrested last night. Spruill was charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree harassment while Rene was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Rene and Spruill were arrested after police arrived on Euclid to find Rene in middle of the street yelling at people, Sgt. Tom Connellan of the Syracuse Police Department told the Post-Standard.
Home-field advantages play key roles in the success of a team throughout the course of the season.
Everybody knows about home field advantage and the boost that a ravenous fan base can give their team. In some places, however, that home field advantage turns from a minor factor in a team's winning equation to something that's downright terrifying for a visiting team.
Facing a 20-point deficit at halftime, Ryan Nassib connected with Alec Lemon to give Orange football a one-point victory on the road.
What Happened: Syracuse overcame a 20-point halftime deficit and edged South Florida 37-36 with a one-yard touchdown pass caught by Alec Lemon with just three seconds left in the game. Lemon’s touchdown capped the final drive where the Orange marched 75 yards in under two minutes. SU outscored USF 34-13 in the second half as Nassib connected on four touchdown passes.
Failure to take advantage of their offensive chances, Orange football falls to Rutgers 23-15 in Piscataway.
There wasn’t too much positive to take out of Saturday afternoon’s 23-15 loss to No. 20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-0). Turnovers were the killer for Syracuse Orange (2-4). Rutgers forced a total of five turnovers, three of which came at the hands of quarterback Ryan Nassib.
The Orange played well during the first half of the game. After Rutgers took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Orange responded in the second with a three-yard touchdown run by Adonis Ameen-Moore.
Of the 300-plus players at Lucas Oil Stadium from Feb. 22-28, four will be former Orange players
SU Athletics announced Wednesday that defensive end Chandler Jones, tight end Nick Provo, safety Phillip Thomas and offensive lineman Andrew Tiller were all invited to the 2012 NFL Combine. The event, which occurs every year before the NFL Draft, is set to be held in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium.