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The last time Scott Shafer coached a game in the Carrier Dome, he was carried off the field by his players. Shafer had already been informed that he would not return the follow season as the head coach of the Orange entering the 2015 season finale against Boston College. A 20-17 win for Syracuse pushed Shafer's record to 7-17 over his final two season with the team.

Now, Shafer returns to the Dome as the defensive coordinator of Middle Tennessee State (0-1, 0-0). His job will be to stop the fast-paced offense of his successor, Dino Babers.

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Dino Babers' motivated his troops to get the job done Friday night as Syracuse (1-0, 0-0) crushed Central Connecticut State (0-1, 0-0) 50-7 at the Carrier Dome.

Junior quarterback Eric Dungey put on a stellar performance, accounting for 379 yards and five touchdowns before being pulled in the third quarter. He spent most of the evening connecting with senior receiver Steve Ishmael, who finished with 12 catches for 134 yards. 

Syracuse Opens 2017 Football Season

Aug 31, 2017
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The lights will be bright on Friday night in the Carrier Dome as Syracuse hosts Central Connecticut State to kickoff its college football season. 

After winning its season opener last year, Syracuse struggled to a 4-8 record, missing a bowl game for the third straight year. 

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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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