Minnesota Gophers

December 28, 2013 - 12:46am
The Orange contained the Minnesota offense and did not allow a 100-yard rusher for the 13th-straight game. But it was the touchdown from Hunt in the last minute of the game that sealed the win.

It was another defensive battle for Syracuse in Houston as the Orange pulled out a fourth quarter win over Minnesota on Friday, beating the Gophers 21-17 at the 2013 Texas Bowl to remain perfect in its two bowl games ever played in Texas.

“Well you know they say, ‘Don’t mess with Texas,’ well ‘Don’t mess with Syracuse in Texas,’ is what we say,” said Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer jokingly after the game.

December 26, 2013 - 8:42pm
With the game less than 24 hours away, the Orange are ready to show off the game plan they've been working on for the last three weeks.

HOUSTON - One day before his team takes on Minnesota in the Texas Bowl, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said the game is a great opportunity and achievement for the program.

“At the beginning of the season we had a lot of work to do,” Shafer said. “Just to be playing a game after Christmas is great. It makes me proud.”

And the players, including senior defensive tackle Jay Bromley are ready to get on the field after three weeks of preparation.

“We’re ready to get out there and show what we do,” he said.

December 8, 2013 - 8:55pm
After winning the Pinstripe Bowl last year, the Orange will play in a bowl game for the second straight bowl year and third in the last four years.

For the third time in his five years at SU, Scott Shafer is going bowling. But this time, he wil lead the Orange as head coach.

"It is great to see an ACC-Big Ten matchup in a terrific bowl game," Shafer said in a statement. "I couldn't be happier for our senior class."

November 28, 2013 - 1:32am
The Orange won its third Maui Invitational championship after defeating St. Francis Brooklyn, Minnesota, California and finally Baylor.

The last time Syracuse played in the Maui Invitational, the Orange cruised to a 76-63 victory over Indiana in 1998. This time around, the No. 8/7 Orange (6-0)  won in a similar fashion, beating the  No. 18/17 Baylor Bears (6-1)  in a 74-67 game that saw four SU players scoring in double figures.