Football

November 22, 2009 - 4:31pm
Halftime Snack breaks down Syracuse's third touchdown against Rutgers.

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November 21, 2009 - 6:32pm
The Syracuse athletics department has caught the “winning fever” from the Orange men’s basketball team. The SU football team kept the mojo flowing Saturday afternoon, shocking No. 25 Rutgers, 31-13, before 36,759 fans at the Carrier Dome.

Halftime Snack thought many things Saturday afternoon in the Dome press box:

November 20, 2009 - 2:42am
The bruised and battered Orange (3-7 overall, 0-5 Big East) plays No. 25 Rutgers (7-2, 2-2) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the final college football game in the Carrier Dome this season. Here’s hoping for more highlights from Delone Carter and fewer from Rob Long.

"Although we've come 'til the end of the road / still I can't let go," sang Boyz II Men. Another SU football season closes.

November 15, 2009 - 11:07am
The forecast was a dreary one Saturday, both in eastern New York weather and on the football field in Louisville, Ky. The two truths held up: Saratoga County got drizzle all day, while the Orange and the Cardinals slogged to a 10-9 score (in favor of Louisville).

Instead of watching the two teams work on punting the football, Halftime Snack found distractions elsewhere:

November 13, 2009 - 1:29am
The Orange (3-6, 0-4 Big East) travel to Louisville (3-6, 0-4) Saturday for a noon game that will be broadcast on BIG EAST Network.

Syracuse football is a wounded deer, limping into the Southern zone this mid-November. Players are hurt, players have left and so has the attention. When Halftime Snack feels the blues, we turn to music.  What songs are out there:

November 7, 2009 - 3:42pm
Delone Carter ripped of a career-best 58-yard run to start the game. And there’s not much to say after that. Syracuse lost to first-place Pittsburgh, 37-10, Saturday afternoon at sunny Heinz Field.

Sometimes, less is not more. With fewer players, a limited playbook and no roof over their heads, Syracuse football had little to fight with against the Panthers Saturday afternoon.

SLICES:

November 6, 2009 - 1:53am
The Syracuse football team flows down one of the three rivers into Pittsburgh on Saturday. A game is the best thing for this troubled squad.

This road trip, ironically also to western Pennsylvania, is just the second away game for the Orange (3-5, 0-3 Big East). The Pittsburgh Panthers are tied for first place in the Conference at 4-0, with a 7-1 overall mark and No. 14 ranking.

MIKE WILLIAMS: He left. Halftime Snack has a replacement.

November 3, 2009 - 3:33am
Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that star wide receiver Mike Williams quit the team. Halftime Snack reaches out to Coach Marrone.

Re: Immediate vacancy. wide receiver, Orange football team

October 31, 2009 - 3:12pm
Fifth-ranked Cincinnati forced two Syracuse turnovers in the red zone Saturday afternoon, piling up 422 yards of offense on the way to a 28-7 win.

High-powered Cincinnati made more plays than Syracuse on Saturday, resulting in another Big East victory for the Bearcats (8-0, 4-0 Big East).  The Orange fall to 3-5 overall and remain winless in the Big East (0-3).

October 29, 2009 - 11:59pm
Fifth-ranked Cincinnati comes to the Carrier Dome for a noon Big East game. The top offense in the country gets the fast surface against a porous Orange defensive backfield.

The day of ghouls, witches and ghosts is upon the SU football team.