Team Orange tops Team White, 14-0, in SU's annual exhibition at the Carrier Dome.
The Syracuse football program hosted its annual spring showcase on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The orange squad, which featured most of the SU starters from a season ago, topped Team White, 14-0. Syracuse opens its regular season Friday, Sept. 1 against Central Connecticut State at the Carrier Dome.
Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s scrimmage:
Both sides struggled offensively throughout the contest
Highlighted by four-star quarterback DeVito, Orange adds 24 new players to its roster.
National Signing Day 2017 took place around the country on Wednesday and Syracuse was no exception.
Some refer to the day as Christmas Eve, because there is so much to look forward to and following all of the Orange's prospects signing, SU head coach Dino Babers thanked his team for the way they helped to recruit this year’s class.
“When I think about the 2017 recruiting class I think about the 2017 football team,” he said.
Former Orange head coach Shafer returns to the Carrier Dome September 9; SU will face Clemson on October 13
The ACC released its college football schedule for the upcoming season on Tuesday, officially finalizing Syracuse’s 2017 slate of games.
Four of the Orange’s opponents next season have won a national championship within the past 11 years: LSU, Clemson, Miami, and Florida State. Clemson is fresh off its national championship win a season ago.
Seminoles star Cook rushes for 227 yards, four touchdowns in win at the Carrier Dome
On paper, it seemed as if the Florida State football team would cruise to an easy win over the injury-riddled Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. And, that is exactly what happened.
The No. 17 Seminoles (8-3, 5-3 ACC) dominated from start-to-finish in their 45-14 victory on Saturday afternoon. FSU racked up 654 yards of total offense, averaged 8.6 yards per play and held the Orange (4-7, 2-5 ACC) to just 13 first downs in the contest.
SU registers just 28 rushing yards in 35-20 loss to Wolfpack at the Carrier Dome
The odds of Syracuse playing in a bowl game became slimmer on Saturday. After being toppled by Clemson in Death Valley last weekend, the Syracuse Orange (4-6, 2-4 ACC) lost at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon to the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 35-20.
Star quarterback Eric Dungey injured in SU's 54-0 loss.
Down in Death Valley, the Syracuse football team faced injuries, broken records and a shutout from the No. 3 Clemson Tigers, falling 54-0.
Clemson came out rocking with a packed house for the Tigers’ Purple Out and Military Appreciation Day. While the Orange failed to score, one wide receiver set records for the Syracuse football program.
Despite penalties, Dungey, Etta-Tawo lead SU past Eagles, 28-20
CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. — Syracuse took notes from its windy and rainy game at Wake Forest and used it to their advantage versus Boston College. Syracuse (4-4, 2-2 ACC) survived nine false start penalties to take its second straight win, 28-20.
Orange scores two fourth-quarter touchdowns to secure first ACC victory.
The Syracuse Orange football team hadn’t beaten a ranked opponent since 2012, and not many fans expected that to change against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. But, in stunning fashion, the No. 17 Hokies (4-2, 2-1 ACC) fell to Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 ACC), 31-17.
Fans stormed the field following the victory, ecstatic their team pulled out an upset.