SU Crushed By Georgia Tech 56-0

Oct 19, 2013, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - Syracuse (3-4, 1-2) was throttled 56-0 to Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2) at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday. The Orange offense struggled to get off the ground, amassing just 75 total rushing yards and 133 passing yards. SU head coach Scott Shafer was most frustrated with his team's inability to stay disciplined.

"Too many penalties today," coach Shafer said, in reference to his team's nine infractions for 91 yards. "We need to mature quickly as a team, but it starts with me."

'Cuse Football Heads to Atlanta

Oct 17, 2013, 2013

Syracuse (3-3, 1-1) hits the road again this weekend as the orange travels down to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech (3-3, 2-2). SU comes into the game fresh off its first ACC win and a road win against North Carolina State.

The Orange faces a Yellow Jackets team that ranks 6th in the nation in rushing yards led by the two-headed monster of senior running back, David Sims, and sophomore quarterback, Vad Lee. The two have combined for 635 yards on the year and the team as a whole has more than 1,700 yards on the ground.

Syracuse Notches First ACC Win

Oct 13, 2013, 2013

The Orange (3-3) edged NC State (3-3) 24-10 Saturday, earning its first ACC victory in school history. Both offenses struggled to find any rhythm early on, but the SU rushing attack of Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley turned it on to pull away from the Wolfpack in the 4th quarter. Smith led the team with 140 yards on the ground, while Gulley was right behind him with 132.

Orange Battle NC State Saturday

Oct 10, 2013
CitrusTV Sports, 2013

Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) is still in search of its first ACC win after the orange was blown out by Clemson 49-14 in the Carrier Dome last Saturday. Now SU turns its attention towards an N.C State (3-2, 0-2) team who is also looking for its first conference win after to losing to Wake Forest 28-13.

The Wolfpack will host the orange in Raleigh at 3:30 on Saturday. Coach Shafer knows that it will be a hostile environment. "I coached at NC State in the late 90s, and it gets loud there. They have a great fan base,” said Shafer.

Clemson Buries SU 49-14

Oct 5, 2013
Dick Blume,, 2013

Clemson made sure Syracuse never had control of the game. After three plays and just 38 seconds, the #3-ranked Tigers led Syracuse 7-0 and Heisman candidate Tajh Boyd was 3-3 with 82 yards and a touchdown.

“When they scored fast, we were like ‘Whoa.’,” said Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham. “They’re as good as we thought they were.”

Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) continued to dominate Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 ACC) and won 49-14. Boyd threw touchdown passes of 60, 42, and 91 yards to pace the Tigers past the Orange.

SU Welcomes Clemson To Dome

Oct 3, 2013
CitrusTV Sports, 2013

This weekend marks the first ACC game for SU football as the Orange welcomes #3 Clemson to the Carrier Dome this Saturday. Syracuse comes into the game carrying a two game win streak and coming off its bye week. Meanwhile, the Tigers come into the game undefeated and most recently torching Wake Forest 56-7.

But even though Head Coach Scott Shafer knows Clemson has the higher rated team, he believes Syracuse has what it takes to pull the upset if the fan base rallies behind the team,.

SU Football Wins 54-0

Sep 14, 2013
Ben Fontana, 2013

Syracuse (1-2) throttled Wagner 54-0 in the Dome Opener on Saturday. It’s the first win of the Scott Shafer era, but he wasn’t focused on that.

“I didn’t think about my first win too much until they dumped the Gatorade on me,” Shafer said, with a chuckle. “But it feels great.”

The big story of the day revolved around, what else, the quarterbacks. Senior transfer Drew Allen started the game, but was yanked after he mustered just three points on three drives.

Syracuse Takes On Wagner Saturday

Sep 13, 2013
Associated Press, 2013.

Syracuse, NY - Syracuse (0-2) welcomes Wagner (1-1) to the Carrier Dome Saturday. The orange is still searching for its first win of the season and of the Scott Shafer era.

The big talking point in coming into this game centers around Quarterback Drew Allen. The senior threw four interceptions last week against Northwestern and has come under a lot of scrutiny in the last week, but Quarterbacks coach, Tim Lester maintained all week in practice that Allen is still the starter.

Northwestern Beats Syracuse 48-27

Sep 7, 2013
Ben Fontana, 2013

Evanston, Ill. - #19 Northwestern (2-0) crushed Syracuse (0-2) 48-27 at Ryan Field Saturday. The Orange has dropped both games this season to two Big Ten teams, Penn State and Northwestern. The Scott Shafer era has not gotten off to a great start and the first year head coach is taking full responsibility.

“We didn't play well in this game, and it starts with me.” Shafer said following the loss. “I have to fix these mistakes for next week,” the Coach continued.

Syracuse Travels To Northwestern for Week 2

Sep 6, 2013
CitrusTV Sports, 2013

Evanston, Ill. - Everybody remembers last season’s heartbreaking loss in the Carrier Dome to Northwestern to start the year. The orange stormed back from 22-point deficit to take the lead with just over two minutes to go in the game and ultimately lost on a Northwestern final drive making the score 42-41 Wildcats. The two teams face off again this Saturday and this time it is in Evanston.