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After a failed fourth down conversion on Syracuse's final possession, quarterback Eric Dungey walked to the sideline and slammed his helmet down in frustration. As hard as he tried, the junior couldn't will his team past #8 Miami (6-0, 4-0). The Orange hung around all game, but ultimately lost 27-19.

While neither team played particularly well, the first half was especially sloppy. Miami receivers dropped countless passes to spoil drive after drive. For the Orange (4-4,2-2), Eric Dungey threw four interceptions, all coming in the first thirty minutes.

'Cuse Travels to Miami For ACC Showdown

Oct 20, 2017
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Coming off the biggest win the program has seen in 30 years, Syracuse (4-3, 2-1) heads down south for a clash with eighth-ranked Miami (5-0, 3-0). The Orange took down second-ranked Clemson a week ago, the first time Syracuse beat a top two ranked team since 1984. 

Miami is still perfect for this season as the Hurricanes squeaked out a win against Georgia Tech 25-24 last week. They put the second longest winning streak in college football on the line in this ACC game.

The plot of a walk on College Football player rising through the ranks to  assume a position of importance has fueled many Hollywood movies. But, truth be told it is much more than an elaborate work of fiction.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Tyler Aki reports that this year's Clemson team is adding to the walk on legacy. 

A Tale of Two Oranges

Oct 12, 2017
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Families will be flocking to the dome on Friday night as the Syracuse Orange (3-3, 1-1) will face No.2 ranked and undefeated defending national champions the Clemson Tigers (6-0, 4-0) at 7:00 PM, kicking off Parent’s Weekend in Syracuse.

Clemson is looking to keep their perfect season alive with another ACC win this week. A victory against the Orange will put Clemson at 13 consecutive home games on the opponent’s home field, breaking Alabama’s record and giving the Tigers the second longest streak in the country behind Oklahoma.

Syracuse University Football averages a robust 32 points per game. That ranks 32nd in all of Division One College Football.  While Quarterback Eric Dungy  receives a healthy share of the credit, it would be foolish to pretend that he has done it all alone.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Jack Patel spotlights the two senior Wide Receivers who make the offense go. 

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The Syracuse Orange (3-3, 1-1), coming off of two close losses on the road to LSU and NC State, picked up its third win of the season at home against the Pittsburgh Panthers (2-4, 0-2) 27-24. Syracuse was led by quarterback Eric Dungey who threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, one on the ground and two through the air.

'Cuse got the scoring started early in the first quarter with a chip-shot 26-yard field goal off the foot of kicker Cole Murphy.

Syracuse Football Hosts Pittsburgh in ACC Home Opener

Oct 6, 2017
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Syracuse (2-3, 0-1) returns to the Carrier Dome to take on rival Pittsburgh (2-3, 0-1) on Saturday. Junior quarterback Eric Dungey leads the high-flying pass offense for the Orange, ranked second in the ACC, against an opportunistic Panther defense that leads the conference in takeaways.

Dungey accounted for 429 yards of total offense against North Carolina State last week, adding three touchdowns. His efforts were not enough to avoid a 33-25 loss to the Wolfpack on the road though as the defense struggled to contain the ground game.

Each year in sports seems to bring an emerging star out of no where that demands out attention.  In 2001 the world was introduce to a skinny quarterback named Tom Brady. In 2012 the Golden State Warriors' spent a 2nd round pick on a player who was supposedly too slow, but Draymond Green turned out pretty good.

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, Tim Scott highlights a potential star on the  Syracuse Football team, Scoop Bradshaw. 

The Orange Head to N.C. to Attack the Wolfpack

Sep 29, 2017
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In their first ACC game of the season, the Syracuse Orange (2-2, 0-0) will play their second away game of the season tomorrow as they face No. 1 rank ACC team, the North Carolina State Wolfpack (3-1, 1-0) in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Syracuse is coming off a hard-fought 35-26 loss to LSU last weekend. After a disappointing 14-3 offensive performance going into halftime, SU’s offense came together late in the game. Unfortunately for the Orange, the No. 25 Tigers were able to hold on for a win in Death Valley.

Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Florida State. Those are some of the major contenders year in and year out in college football. Those squads are filled with 5 star recruits. But, for those athletes who don't immediately land at a major program, there is another way.

This week WAER's Jake Marsh explores the path from junior college to division one college football.

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