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The Syracuse Orange (4-8, 2-6 ACC) needed to win Saturday to have any chance at playing in a bowl game. They couldn’t pull out the victory against the heavily favored Pittsburgh Panthers (8-4, 5-3 ACC), but they went out with a bang. In the 76-61 Pittsburgh win, the teams combined to set the FBS record for most points scored in a game.

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Although the Syracuse Orange’s (4-7, 2-5 ACC) dream of a guaranteed bowl game was abruptly ended last Saturday, they will head to Heinz Field In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday looking to finish off the season on a high note with a win against the Pittsburgh Panthers (7-4, 4-3 ACC).

The Panthers are coming off of a 56-14 blowout win over Duke at home last weekend, led by running back James Connor’s 2 touchdowns that made him the leading career touchdown scorer in ACC history. 

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The Syracuse Orange (4-6, 2-4 ACC) head back to the Dome on Saturday, November 19, when they face off against Jimbo Fisher’s No. 17 Florida State Seminoles (7-3, 4-3 ACC) in Syracuse’s last home game of the season. The Orange’s only hopes of clinching a bowl game birth is to beat ranked FSU at home on Saturday and Pittsburgh on the road the following week and hit the .500 mark once again.

Dungey Knocked Out Early as Cuse is Crushed by Clemson

Nov 5, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (4-5, 2-3 ACC) lost to #2 Clemson  (9-0,6-0 ACC) Saturday, but that might not have been their worst loss of the day.

Syracuse starting quarterback Eric Dungey exited taking a hit early in the first quarter already having thrown one interception. Down by 10, the Orange could no longer stay competitive with one of the top teams in College Football. Dino Babers, as he has in the past, chose not to comment on Dungey's injury.

Syracuse Faces No. 3 Clemson in "Death Valley"

Nov 3, 2016
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Coming off a bye week, the Syracuse Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC) head back on the road this Saturday, traveling to “Death Valley” in South Carolina to take on the undefeated No. 3 Clemson Tigers (8-0, 5-0 ACC). In the first College Football Playoff ratings released just last week, Clemson was ranked second, just behind the reigning national champs, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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The Syracuse Women’s Field Hockey (14-2) team finished up its regular season on Sunday, October 30, with a 3-0 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers. The Orange now begin their post season journey, traveling to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to play Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Championship on Thursday, November 3.

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After losing their top 3 scorers last year, 2 were NBA draft picks and one started over 100 games with the team, Syracuse can be even more fun to watch than they were when they made it to the Elite Eight. Here’s why:

Explosive, Proven Scoring

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It’s easy for a young team to take a team without a conference win lightly, especially after a landmark win against a top 25 school. Some would call Saturday’s matchup against Boston College (3-4, 0-4 ACC) a trap game.

The Syracuse Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC) put up over 500 yards of total offense, turned the ball over three times, and committed sixteen penalties on Saturday against the Eagles. Okay, that’s typical. Sounds like most weeks. The difference this week? The defense stepped up. The only trap today was the one that BC tried to throw into all day, the Syracuse secondary.

Syracuse Looks to String Together Wins at Boston College

Oct 20, 2016
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Fresh of its biggest win in a couple of years, the Syracuse Orange (3-4, 1-2 ACC) head to Massachusetts to face the Boston College Eagles (3-3, 0-3 ACC). The Orange just defeated No. 17 ranked Virginia Tech, and will look to string together wins for the first time this season.

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