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Syracuse - Maryland
5:47 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Syracuse Falls to Maryland, 34-20, in Mistake Filled Performance

Syracuse warms up before taking on the Maryland Terrapins.

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.

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Syracuse - Maryland
8:45 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Syracuse Football Looks to Start 3-0 For the First Time Since 1991

Terrel Hunt looks to lead Syracuse past the high-flying Terrapin offense.
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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." 

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Syracuse Football
10:43 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Syracuse Activates Tight End Josh Parris (Knee) to Face Maryland

Josh Parris will make his season debut against Maryland on Saturday.

When Terrel Hunt steps onto the field on Saturday, he’ll have one of his top targets back in action. 

Sophomore tight end Josh Parris will make his season debut against Maryland, SU head coach Scott Shafer said on Thursday.  Parris came into the year as Syracuse’s starting tight end, but had surgery on Aug. 20 to clean out cartilage in his knee. 

"Parris has had a good week of practice so we’re looking forward to getting him back on the field," Shafer said.

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Syracuse - Central Michigan
5:04 pm
Sat September 13, 2014

Syracuse Dominates Central Michigan in 40-3 Road Win

Syracuse improved to 2-0 after a dominating performance over the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday.
Credit 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." 

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2014 SU Orange Football
10:32 am
Fri September 12, 2014

SU Football Tries to Answer Many Questions in 2nd Game Against Central Michigan Saturday

SU Football goes on road to Central Michigan for 2nd game of season. WAER coverage starts wiht countdown to Kickoff at 11:30 am, game at 12:00 noon, with Double Overtime to follow.
Credit 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.

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