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11:10 am
Thu October 3, 2013

SU Welcomes Clemson To Dome

Jerome Smith (#45) leads the SU run attack. The junior has 6 TD this season.
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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,.

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Sports
1:52 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Syracuse Back To .500

The Orange showcased its new "all-blue" uniforms in its 52-17 drubbing of Tulane
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Syracuse (2-2) rolled Tulane 52-17 Saturday in SU's second home game of the year. A week after coach Scott Shafer won his first game, Terrel Hunt followed suit capturing his first victory as the Orange's starting quarterback. The redshirt sophomore picked up where he left off, leading the Cuse to eleven straight scoring drives at one point dating back to the game versus Northwestern. 

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Sports
1:40 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Syracuse vs. Tulane Preview

Young QB Terrel Hunt leads the Orange offense
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All eyes will be on the renewed quarterback battle as Syracuse (1-2) takes on Tulane (2-1) on Saturday.  Head Coach Scott Shafer told Orange All Access on Monday that Terrel Hunt will make his first career start against the Green Wave.

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Sports
9:10 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

SU Football Wins 54-0

The Orange defense dominates on the Carrier Dome turf Saturday
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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.

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10:40 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Northwestern Beats Syracuse 48-27

The view from the press box at Ryan Field at Northwestern
Credit 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.

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