Terrel Hunt

Syracuse returns home for its ACC opener, hoping to avenge a disappointing loss last week in MetLife. The Louisville Cardinals, meanwhile, return to get revenge against the team that spoiled their undefeated season back in 2012.

A pair of former Big East teams will match up on Friday night when Syracuse (2-2) hosts Louisville (4-1) in the Carrier Dome. 

“It’s always great to play Louisville,” safety Durell Eskridge said.  “I’m happy they’re in the ACC. They were one of our top opponents in the Big East.”

It only took back-to-back completions for Everett Golson to change the course of the game and show that he belongs in pro stadiums.

Golson’s two second quarter touchdown passes to William Fuller stifled a Syracuse defense that had shut him out up to that point in the game.  His precise passing attack propelled No. 8 Notre Dame (4-0) to a 31-15 win over the Orange (2-2) in MetLife Stadium and allowed the Irish to withstand a five turnover performance.  It’s the first time the Irish have started the season by scoring at least 30 points in all four games since 1943.

Terrel Hunt’s two turnovers – a red zone interception and a late fumble – turned into ten Maryland Terrapin points. Syracuse accumulated 589 yards of offense, but a series of blunders - penalties, dropped interceptions and errant throws - prevented the Orange from going 3-0 for the first time in 23 years.

The Orange (2-1) lost 34-20 in an underwhelming home performance on Saturday.


There's only one week before Syracuse's primetime matchup against Notre Dame, but the Orange coaches and players are insisting that their attention is only on Maryland.

"We’re just focused on Maryland," SU head coach Scott Shafer said.  "We’re locked into what Maryland does.  Daily, the message is to focus on ourselves and then focus on the opponent at hand." 

Syracuse Dominates Central Michigan in 40-3 Road Win

Sep 13, 2014
Stephen Sartori

Syracuse didn’t need any overtimes or trick plays to beat Central Michigan on Saturday. Just good defense.

Two weeks after narrowly beating Villanova, the Orange (2-0) easily defeated the Chippewas, 40-3, on Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. 

"I really challenged the defense to play well in stopping the run," Scott Shafer said.  "Coach (Chuck) Bullough, Coach (Tim) Daoust, Coach (Fred) Reed, and Coach (Clark) Lea did a heck of a job of getting those kids ready to play." 

Stephen Sartori

Terrel Hunt yearned to get back onto the field to redeem himself, since last time out he got ejected from Syracuse's 27-26 double-overtime win over Villanova.  After having to wait two full weeks, Hunt finally gets his opportunity on Saturday as the Orange (1-0) takes on the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-0) in Mount Pleasant.

“I’m itching a lot to get out there,” Hunt said Wednesday.

SU Football Heads to Maryland

Nov 8, 2013

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-The Orange (4-4, 2-2) is on its way to College Park, Maryland to take on the Terps (5-3, 1-3) at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. Syracuse enters the week coming off a shutout victory over conference foe Wake Forest to improve to 2-2 on the season.

SU Crushed By Georgia Tech 56-0

Oct 19, 2013
syracuse.com, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - Syracuse (3-4, 1-2) was throttled 56-0 to Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2) at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday. The Orange offense struggled to get off the ground, amassing just 75 total rushing yards and 133 passing yards. SU head coach Scott Shafer was most frustrated with his team's inability to stay disciplined.

"Too many penalties today," coach Shafer said, in reference to his team's nine infractions for 91 yards. "We need to mature quickly as a team, but it starts with me."

SU Welcomes Clemson To Dome

Oct 3, 2013
CitrusTV Sports, 2013

This weekend marks the first ACC game for SU football as the Orange welcomes #3 Clemson to the Carrier Dome this Saturday. Syracuse comes into the game carrying a two game win streak and coming off its bye week. Meanwhile, the Tigers come into the game undefeated and most recently torching Wake Forest 56-7.

But even though Head Coach Scott Shafer knows Clemson has the higher rated team, he believes Syracuse has what it takes to pull the upset if the fan base rallies behind the team,.

Syracuse Back To .500

Sep 23, 2013
CitrusTV Sports, 2013

Syracuse (2-2) rolled Tulane 52-17 Saturday in SU's second home game of the year. A week after coach Scott Shafer won his first game, Terrel Hunt followed suit capturing his first victory as the Orange's starting quarterback. The redshirt sophomore picked up where he left off, leading the Cuse to eleven straight scoring drives at one point dating back to the game versus Northwestern.