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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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Syracuse Airs it Out in Win Vs. Uconn

Sep 24, 2016
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On Saturday September 24, the University of Connecticut Huskies (2-1, 0-1 AAC) met Dino Babers and the Syracuse Orange (2-1, 0-1 AAC) at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT for the Orange’s first road game of the season.

Syracuse Faces Uconn in First Road Game of Season

Sep 22, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (1-2, 0-1 ACC) will have their first road game of the season against the Uconn Huskies (2-1, 0-1 AAC). Syracuse is coming off a disheartening loss against South Florida where they lead 17-0 after the first quarter, and then got outscored 45-3 the rest of the way. This will be head coach Dino Babers first road game with the Orange.

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Syracuse Looks to Rebound Against South Florida

Sep 15, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange (1-1, 0-1 ACC) will look to right the ship against the South Florida Bulls (2-0, 0-0 AAC) on Saturday. The Orange was crushed by the No. 10 ranked Louisville Cardinals 62-28. It was a disappointing result in a game that would’ve put Syracuse back on the radar if they had hung close.

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The Syracuse Orange (1-0, 0-0 ACC), fresh off a 33-7 win against Colgate, welcome the Louisville Cardinals (1-0, 0-0) to the Carrier Dome. This game will be the first conference game in the Dino Babers era. Fans got a look at how fast a Babers led offense can be in the opener against Colgate, but it will be interesting to see how the offense looks against a tougher opponent.

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Syracuse Football Set to Begin Dino Babers Era

Aug 31, 2016

The Dino Babers era of Syracuse Football is set to begin on Friday against Colgate at the Carrier Dome. Babers, who was hired as the new Orange football coach on December 5th, 2015, is looking to breathe new life into a football program that has struggled over the past few seasons.

Babers’ calling card is his up-tempo offense, which he implemented at past stops like Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois. Babers served as an assistant coach at Baylor under Art Briles, considered by many to be the standard for the up-tempo, spread offense.