Latest Syracuse Orange football News

Syracuse beats Wake Forest 39-30 in OT

Nov. 30, 2019 7:09 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Trill Williams made sure Clayton Welch’s only start for Syracuse was one he’ll never forget. The sophomore nickel back stole the ball from Wake Forest receiver Kendall Hinton and returned it 94 yards for a touchdown in overtime, and Syracuse beat Wake Forest 39-30 on...

Syracuse seniors play last college game; foe is Wake Forest

Nov. 29, 2019 2:16 AM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has one thing left to play for — pride. That will have to suffice for 23 seniors when Wake Forest visits the Carrier Dome on Saturday because it’s their final game for the Orange. Syracuse has been eliminated from playing in the postseason. “This game is...

Cunningham’s 6 TDs lead Louisville past Syracuse 56-34

Nov. 23, 2019 10:01 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nifty touchdown passes to receivers in tight and open spaces were just part of Micale Cunningham’s stellar day. The Louisville quarterback also found a small gap on the left edge before cutting inside for a second-quarter touchdown run reminiscent of Heisman Trophy-winning...

Syracuse, bowl-bound Louisville look to follow up big wins

Nov. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bowl-bound Louisville would like nothing more than to add another victory to its turnaround season when the Cardinals play host to Syracuse. If the Cardinals can get the win it would be the final blow to Syracuse’s postseason hopes. The schools’ fortunes have reversed...

Syracuse may have country’s best punter-kicker duo

Nov. 21, 2019 4:49 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has had one constant source of excellence in what has been a down year — the right legs of punter Sterling Hofrichter and kicker Andre Szmyt. Szmyt, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound redshirt sophomore from the Chicago suburbs, won the Lou Groza Award last season, given annually...

Syracuse not thinking postseason just yet

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

Syracuse is still alive in its quest to reach the postseason. Don’t bother mentioning that to Orange coach Dino Babers. “We’re not falling in that trap anymore,” Babers said Monday in response to a question about bowl eligibility. “We’ve got Louisville at...

Syracuse routs Duke 49-6, snaps 4-game slide

Nov. 16, 2019 10:00 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Syracuse’s quarterback stayed upright and its running backs ran free. The Orange’s new-look defense kept its opponent out of the end zone. They only needed one win to avoid being 0-for-the-ACC — and did they ever get it. Syracuse routed Duke 49-6 on Saturday to snap...

Duke, Syracuse meet looking to end losing streaks

Nov. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke needs a few more wins to extend its postseason streak. Syracuse is looking for its first ACC win. The Blue Devils play host to the Orange on Saturday in a cross-division matchup of desperate teams stumbling down the stretch. “We’re all in a little bit of the same boat...

Wake-Clemson matchup headlines ACC’s 12th week

Nov. 14, 2019 4:06 AM EST

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12: GAME OF THE WEEK Wake Forest at No. 3 Clemson. Both teams might be better off if the Tigers (10-0, 7-0, No. 3 CFP) beat the Demon Deacons (7-2, 3-2). A Wake Forest win would almost certainly knock Clemson out of the playoff picture and put the...

Syracuse's Dino Babers hopeful for a rebound

Nov. 11, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Just over a week after firing his defensive coordinator, not much has changed for Syracuse coach Dino Babers. The Orange are still on a four-game losing streak and in desperate need of some sort of turnaround. Coming off a bye week, Syracuse's 58-27 loss to visiting Boston College was still fresh. BC rolled to a...