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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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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.

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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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Syracuse Upsets No. 17 Virginia Tech

Oct 15, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange have their first big win of the Dino Babers era. The Orange (3-4, 1-2 ACC) stunned No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-2, 2-1) 31-17 on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The Orange got the lead early and never relinquished it, leading to their biggest win of the season.

The Orange started out strong with a six play, 75-yard drive capped off by an Eric Dungey touchdown pass to Ervin Phillips. Dungey, who was injured in the second quarter but came back in, was fantastic all day. He threw for over 400 yards and had a rushing touchdown as well.

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Coming into Saturday night having not scored less than 30 points in a game through five games this season, the Syracuse Orange (2-4, 0-2 ACC) offense looked unstoppable. Then it started raining.

Hurricane Matthew played defense for both teams in Wake Forest on Saturday(5-1, 2-0 ACC), but in the end, the Syracuse Orange dropped Saturday’s game at a score of 28-9.

Syracuse Faces Wake Forest In Must-Win Game

Oct 7, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (2-3, 0-1 ACC) look to get their first conference win of the season as they travel to BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-1, 1-1 ACC). Since joining the ACC three years ago, Syracuse has won all three matchups against Wake Forest.

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Syracuse head coach Dino Babers designed the Orange’s new, revamped offense to win games just like this one. They didn’t.

The Syracuse Orange (2-3) were defeated by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-3) by a score of 50-27 Saturday in a game of big plays.

The game was very competitive in the first half, where the two teams combined for 727 yards of total offense, including 437 in the first quarter alone. This was to be expected as Syracuse’s defensive woes this season are well documented and Notre Dame fired their defensive coordinator days before the game Saturday.

Syracuse and Notre Dame Matchup at MetLife Stadium

Sep 29, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (2-2, 0-1 ACC) travel to MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-3). The Orange will look to put together their first two game winning streak of the season, and the first of the Dino Babers era.

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