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What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 7?

What’s college football saying about Syracuse after week 7?

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports When is a loss not as bad to the rest of the world, we found out Each week, we’ll take a look at what other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange. Apparently playing the #1 team means people actually pay attention to more than the score ESPN In this week’s SP+ rankings Syracuse moves up seven spots to 98th in the rankings between the Utah State Aggies and San Jose State Spartans. This week’s opponent the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 71st. The Football Power Index drops Syracuse eighteen spots to 105th between the Ball State...
Syracuse vs. BC kickoff set for 2 p.m. ET on your local RSN

Syracuse vs. BC kickoff set for 2 p.m. ET on your local RSN

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ Another noon kicko... WAIT, WHAT?? The last thing I expected from this season was that Syracuse would break the nooner streak. The second-to-last thing I expected was that nooner streak would be broken with a Boston College game. That’s right fans, your eyes don’t deceive you. The ACC released their kickoff times and TV affiliates for the Syracuse Orange game against Boston College on November 7, and in a shocking turn of events, the Orange won’t play a game that starts at noon. Schedule Alert 'Cuse and BC will kickoff at 2 p.m. on ACC RSN next week....
Get to Know the returning players for Syracuse WBB

Get to Know the returning players for Syracuse WBB

Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Who’s coming back for ‘Cuse this winter? To prepare for the upcoming 2020-21 season, I am highlighting each player on the Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team roster. I have previously previewed the predicted starting line-up, including Emily Engstler, Kiara Lewis, Tiana Mangakahia, Amaya Finklea-Guity, and Digna Strautmane. In addition to the starting five, Syracuse will welcome back four returners to this year’s squad: Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi, Taleah Washington, Teisha Hyman, and Lauren Fitzmaurice. #3 Maeva...
Syracuse football’s player of the game vs. Clemson

Syracuse football’s player of the game vs. Clemson

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports It’s usually a pretty good sign when a player decides to have a breakout game against the No. 1 team in the country Oddly enough, there have been a couple of games where one player on the Syracuse Orange football roster stands out for his impeccable performance on the gridiron. It does go to show that there are diamonds and positives to be found in a season where SU has only claimed one victory. I mentioned in our prediction thread for the Clemson match that the game provided an opportunity for players to step up and show that they’re willing to play and...
This isn’t the time for Syracuse to change QBs

This isn’t the time for Syracuse to change QBs

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports Rex Culpepper should start again this week The Syracuse Orange return home next week to welcome the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and while many are calling for a quarterback change it’s not the time. Rex Culpepper struggled with ball security and accuracy against the Clemson Tigers but he should get the start the next two weeks. If you listened to Dino Babers last week he tried telling you that JaCobian Morgan and Dillon Markiewicz aren’t ready to take over. “We’re trying to get Rex ready,” Babers said when asked about the chance a freshman might...
TNIAAM LiveCast: Clemson Review

TNIAAM LiveCast: Clemson Review

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports Some how we’re positive! The Syracuse Orange went into Death Valley and gave the Clemson Tigers the game we never thought would happen. While the Orange lost on the scoreboard, they gained a ton of fan points with the effort, hanging tough with the number one team in the country. Does it make sense? Nope. Now the Wake Forest Demon Deacons come to the Dome as the Orange attempt to get this season back on track. For those new around these parts, SportsCastr allows us to air live streamed sports talk anytime, anywhere. Can’t tune in and watch live? Press...
Syracuse football grades vs. Clemson

Syracuse football grades vs. Clemson

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports Well, that was a weird game. Let’s grade it. I bet many people before the game assumed that I would give out similar grades to last week’s debacle against Liberty. Gladly, the Syracuse Orange proved us wrong as they put up a valiant effort against Clemson. SU played the Tigers tight throughout the game before it was out of reach in the fourth quarter, and perhaps there’s some positive motivation as the Orange return to the friendly confines of the Carrier Dome. With that said, not every grade was just a straight-up improvement over the Liberty game....
Syracuse upset bid falls short against Clemson

Syracuse upset bid falls short against Clemson

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports Turnovers prevent a second Orange upset over the Tigers Hope comes in many shapes and forms. For Syracuse Orange fans, that hope appears when SU gets the ball only trailing by six points to the Clemson Tigers late in the third quarter. Hope can also be taken away quickly. Syracuse’s hope was extinguished after Rex Culpepper fumbled the ball in the backfield which led to an Andrew Booth Jr. scoop and score. Clemson rode the momentum of that defensive score to another 13 unanswered points after that, as the Tigers pulled away to a 47-21 victory. Syracuse...
Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 47-21 loss to Clemson

Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 47-21 loss to Clemson

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports That wasn’t what we expected. The Syracuse Orange hung with the number one team in the nation, the Clemson Tigers, for three quarters before ultimately losing 47-21. Deep in the third, the Orange only had a 6-point deficit, 27-21, and had an option to go ahead for the first time in the game. Unfortunately the Clemson defense forced a Rex Culpepper fumble, which was picked up and returned for a touchdown, turning the momentum and proved to be the dagger in the game. Even with the loss, we learned a few things. The Orange defense can hang with the best for...
Final score: Clemson 47, Syracuse 21

Final score: Clemson 47, Syracuse 21

Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports It was fun for a little while, anyway. The Syracuse Orange huge around for three quarters against the Clemson Tigers, but the No. 1 team in the nation ultimately pulled away for a 47-21 victory on Saturday. Clemson started fast, with a 25-yard touchdown from Trevor Lawrence to Cornell Powell in the first couple minutes, and then followed it up with a B.T. Potter field goal to make it 10-0 about mid-way through the first quarter. They’d tack on a Travis Etienne rushing score to go up 17-0, and it looked like the route was on. And then... Syracuse started...
GameThread: Syracuse Orange (1-4, 1-3) vs. Clemson Tigers (5-0, 4-0)

GameThread: Syracuse Orange (1-4, 1-3) vs. Clemson Tigers (5-0, 4-0)

Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports Sure, maybe you don’t have any desire to watch this game. And chances are we won’t either by the time it hits halftime. But the Syracuse Orange football team is still heading south to face the No. 1 Clemson Tigers, so we’re tuning in despite virtually no chance for an SU win. Since none of us will be in attendance, you can watch with us at noon ET on ACC Network. Before that, however, here is some reading to catch up on in advance: Everything you need to know before the Orange visit the Tigers Syracuse’s depth chart (shrugs) SU may need some...
Syracuse vs. Clemson: TNIAAM predictions & poll

Syracuse vs. Clemson: TNIAAM predictions & poll

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports Who has the stones to pick the Orange in this one? Against our better judgement, the remainder of the Syracuse Orange football schedule will occur as planned (for now, anyway). That trek begins with a trip down to South Carolina to face the top-ranked Clemson Tigers. Hooray? Before the game kicks off at noon ET on Saturday (televised on ACC Network), the TNIAAM dares to predict what’s going to happen in this mismatch for the ages. John Clemson 63, Syracuse 13 Assuming a loss is very much a given at this point, the Orange should play to slow the tempo and...
Game day beer picks: Syracuse vs. Clemson

Game day beer picks: Syracuse vs. Clemson

Photo by: Mockford & Bonetti/Eye Ubiquitous/Universal Images Group via You’re 100% drinking for this game. Welp, things aren’t looking great for the Syracuse Orange football team, and this weekend’s matchup with the Clemson Tigers is unlikely to help matters. Clemson’s the No. 1 team in the country and just got done teeing off on Georgia Tech last week. SU, as you know, just got done suffering a miserable loss to Liberty. Cool... Whether you’re imbibing before, during or after this week’s noon ET kickoff vs. the Tigers, we’ve provided some local and not-so-local beer...
TNIAAM staff makes their ACC predictions for this weekend

TNIAAM staff makes their ACC predictions for this weekend

Photo by Don Juan Moore/ Some interesting games in the ACC this week Just in case you can’t get enough of our Syracuse Orange predictions the TNIAAM staff will be competing against one another to see who can do the best job with ACC predictions the rest of the way. We’re partnering with Tallysight to make and track our picks so let’s go back and see how we did last week Being a #disloyalidiot paid off for Andy as he, Christian and John shared the top honors for last week. John takes the overall lead This is the week Christian is either going to vault in front or fall to the...
Trevor Lawrence could expose at least one additional issue for SU’s defense

Trevor Lawrence could expose at least one additional issue for SU’s defense

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports If fans thought the Orange run defense was a problem, wait until Trevor Lawrence starts slinging the football The run defense for the Syracuse Orange has dominated the headlines for the past couple of games now, and for good reason. ‘Cuse ranks dead last in rushing yards allowed, rushing touchdowns allowed, and average rushing yards allowed in the ACC. With those stats, it would make sense that most teams would focus on developing the run game against the Orange. The last thing that Syracuse is for a hole in their pass defense to be revealed. Unfortunately,...

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