Full Syracuse football schedule finalized

Two Friday games and a date with the defending national champions highlight the home slate.

On Tuesday, Syracuse Athletics released the full 2014 schedule for the Syracuse University football team. SU is preparing for its second season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Orange will host a pair of Friday night games: the season-opener against Villanova on Aug. 29 and a Big East reunion with Louisville on Oct. 3 in the team's first ACC matchup. The latter will be televised by ESPN.

Other home opponents include Maryland, defending national champion Florida State, NC State and Duke. The Orange will also play another "home game" against Notre Dame in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sept. 27.

Here is a complete schedule listing:


Villanova: August 29

At Central Michigan: September 13

Maryland: September 20

Notre Dame: September 27 (MetLife Stadium in New Jersey)

Lousiville: October 3

Florida State: October 11

At Wake Forest: October 18

At Clemson: October 25

NC State: November 1

Duke: November 8

At Pittsburgh: November 22

At Boston College: November 29


Last season, the Orange won seven games, including a 21-17 defeat of Minnesota in the Texas Bowl.

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