Stony Brook

September 17, 2012 - 2:43pm
Syracuse Orange faithful gathered hours before kickoff to grill, bounce and cheer their way to victory later in the Carrier Dome.

Fulfilling the traditions of fall weekend, thousands of Syracuse University football fans made their way Saturday to The Hill to cheer on the Orange. And sometimes what happens outside the Carrier Dome is just as exciting as what happens inside.

An announced crowd of more than 34,000 witnessed SU’s first win of the season against the Stony Brook Seawolves, following hours of music, refreshments and pre-game atmosphere that makes up  Saturdays.

September 15, 2012 - 9:27pm
Down at halftime, the SU defense shuts out the Sea Wolves in the second half to avoid a 0-3 start.

Another slow start for Syracuse (1-2) almost allowed Stony Brook (2-1) to pull off the upset. But a second half turnaround by the Orange halted any chance of a Sea Wolves comeback, and Syracuse won its first game of the year 28-17 Saturday at the Carrier Dome.