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Syracuse Football Loses to Wake Forest in a Shootout

Nov 11, 2017
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The Syracuse Orange lost to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in a high scoring game by a score of 64-43.

Wake Forest kicked off the scoring with 10:30 to go in the first quarter after a three-yard rush touchdown by QB John Wolford.

The Orange responded on their next offensive series, converting on 4th and 2. Dontae Strickland rushed for a 43-yard touchdown and Cole Murphy’s kick was good, tying the game 7-7.

The Demon Deacons struck again late in the first quarter, making the score 20-14 after a 31 yard pass from Wolford to Cam Serigne.

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Syracuse University’s Athletic Department continues to reflect on the life and legacy of Dick MacPherson, who died Tuesday.  The department includes his grandsons, who offered some memories, along with the Athletic Director.  One quality they all seem to agree on is that Coach Mac was a genuine person who made everyone feel important, on and off the field.  Richard 'Macky' MacPherson says he was like a father and his interests went far beyond football.

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Syracuse University football is in its first week of summer training camp and expectations are high. The Orange is trying to improve on a 4-8 season from a year ago, which was Coach Dino Babers’ first at SU.  Despite the losing record, the team’s offense was able to pile up yards.  The passing attack amassed 321 yards per game, ranking 11th nationally. 

Quarterback Eric Dungey was injured and didn’t play all the games last season.  He says he has a new outlook for this season and is excited for the season to start.

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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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As time expired, Cole Murphy's 35-yard field goal attempt sailed through the uprights, clinching a 20-17 victory for Syracuse over Boston College at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The Orange stormed the field, but head coach Scott Shafer -- coaching his final game at Syracuse -- stood on the sideline and didn't move for a moment.

NC State 42, Syracuse 29: Orange Drop Eighth Straight

Nov 21, 2015

Syracuse suffered an eighth consecutive loss on Saturday, falling 42-29 to the NC State Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. The loss means Syracuse will end the season without a win away from the Carrier Dome, as the Orange are now 0-5 on the road. 

Syracuse falls to No. 1 Clemson, 37-27

Nov 14, 2015
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Syracuse lost in wire-to-wire fashion yet again on Saturday, this time falling 37-27 to Clemson at the Carrier Dome.

 

After falling behind 14-0 in the game’s final minutes, Syracuse actually outscored Clemson for the remainder of the game. That was thanks in large part to the play of walk-on quarterback Zack Mahoney, who started in the place of freshman quarterback Eric Dungey. But in the end, it wasn’t quite enough for the Orange (3-7, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) to upset the Tigers (10-0, 7-0).

Syracuse was thoroughly dominated in Louisville on Saturday, falling 41-17 to the Cardinals at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

With the loss, Syracuse falls to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play, while Louisville improves to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the ACC. The Orange held a lead early before being outscored 34-7 in the game’s final three quarters. And adding insult to injury in the loss, SU quarterback Eric Dungey suffered an apparent head injury and was forced to leave the game.

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For the second time in two seasons, Syracuse's defense will be opposed by quarterback Everett Golson. In September 2014, when Golson played for Notre Dame, he went 32-of-39 for 362 yards and four touchdowns as the Fighting Irish topped the Orange, 31-15, on a Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Through five games played in 2015, Eric Dungey has been -- statistically speaking -- one of the best quarterbacks in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He leads it in passer rating and yards per attempt. He's also thrown nine touchdowns to just one interception.

Dungey has succeeded by using a combination of his arm and legs, a rare quarterback who's efficient in both areas. But he's about to face his biggest test yet this season on Saturday. That's when Syracuse will welcome Pittsburgh to the Carrier Dome at noon.

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