Syracuse Football

November 19, 2016 - 8:53pm
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.

November 13, 2016 - 1:26pm
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.

November 6, 2016 - 3:42pm
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.

October 22, 2016 - 7:05pm
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.

October 16, 2016 - 9:10am
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.

October 9, 2016 - 9:46am
Orange accumulates just 14 first downs in 28-9 loss to Demon Deacons.

On a chilly, wet night in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Syracuse Orange football team took on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with a mission—getting its first ACC win of the season. The mission was unsuccessful, however, as the Demon Deacons (5-1, 2-1 ACC) came out on top, 28-9.

The game started with a three-and-out for SU (2-4, 0-2 ACC) on its first drive. On the ensuing possession, Wake Forest fumbled a fourth down snap in its own end zone. The Demon Deacons fell on the ball for a safety, giving the Orange a 2-0 lead.   

October 1, 2016 - 4:05pm
SU closes deficit before halftime, but fails to answer Fighting Irish touchdowns on back-to-back drives in the third quarter

The Syracuse Orange football team was an extra point away from tying the score against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on its first possession Saturday at MetLife Stadium.

After an Irish touchdown on the first play of the game, SU quarterback Eric Dungey capped off an eight play, 75-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run. But, the Orange’s extra point attempt was blocked by Notre Dame and returned for an Irish two-point conversion.

September 24, 2016 - 5:03pm
Red-shirt senior receiver totals 270 yards and two touchdowns as SU tops Huskies, 31-24

Amba Etta-Tawo had three impressive games to start his Syracuse football career. But, his performance against Connecticut on Saturday afternoon may have been the best by a wide receiver in SU’s history.

Etta Tawo hauled in 12 passes against the Huskies for 270 yards and two touchdowns to lead SU (2-2, 0-1 ACC) to a 31-24 victory over UConn at Rentschler Field. The graduate transfer from Maryland now holds Syracuse’s single-game record for receiving yards.

September 23, 2016 - 12:12pm
At least three Syracuse students took a knee during a pre-game national anthem last week.

Three Nottingham High School football players knelt during the national anthem before a game in Auburn last Friday, joining the silent protest started by Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness about injustices against people of color.

“We know what we stand for, or kneel for,” said senior linebacker Jakev Jackson, who raised his fist and bowed his head as three of his teammates knelt on the ground.

September 20, 2016 - 8:46pm
Star wide receiver ranks third nationally in receiving yards, added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Amba Etta-Tawo burst onto the scene for the Syracuse football team. Now, the redshirt senior is receiving national attention.

Etta-Tawo, a transfer from Maryland, was added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Wednesday. The Biletnikoff Award is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate receiver, regardless of position.