Shafer

September 27, 2015 - 8:07am
The Tigers' running-back and Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette was the difference maker.

Marshall Street and the Campus Quad were abuzz for college football Saturday. Joining the usual sea of orange was a fleet of purple and gold as thousands of LSU fans made the long trip from Baton Rouge cheer on their Bayou Bengals. You could hear chants of “Let’s Go Orange” or “Geaux Tigers” as the campus transformed into a festival like atmosphere as each contingent huddled together before making their way into the Carrier Dome.

September 20, 2015 - 2:26pm
Central Michigan overcame a 14-point second-half deficit but could only muster a field goal in overtime before allowing Syracuse's game-winning touchdown.

Syracuse blew a 14-point lead in Saturday afternoon’s game against Central Michigan, and after not reaching first down in all of the second half, managed to score a touchdown in overtime to improve to 3-0 on the season. It’s the best start for the Orange since 1991, when they finished 10-2 under coach Pasqualoni. Following the 30-27 victory, head coach Scott Shafer had nothing but adulation for his team.

September 13, 2015 - 5:17pm
Freshman quarterback Eric Dungey did just enough to help his team, but it was the Orange defense that stood out.

On Saturday afternoon, the Carrier Dome was the place to be as the Syracuse Orange and Wake Forest Demon Deacons squared off. Both teams were fresh off impressive victories in their season opener, but, in the end, it was the home team who left feeling good about the outcome and overcoming a lackluster first-half to corral a 30-17 victory.

September 5, 2015 - 7:26am
Syracuse football’s 47-0 win over Rhode Island is marred by the Achilles injury of senior quarterback Terrel Hunt.

The Syracuse football team opened the 2015 season with a convincing 47-0 victory over the Rhode Island Rams. The win didn’t come without its setbacks, though, as senior quarterback and team captain Terrel Hunt left the game with an achilles injury.

September 27, 2015 - 7:34am
Although 3-0, Syracuse will face its toughest opponent in week four and with a weak depth chart, they'll need key players to step up.

With just hours until kick-off, the SU football team finds themselves facing arguably their greatest test of the season. Only the Clemson version of the Tigers would argue that LSU is not the biggest game on the ‘Cuse schedule.  But, until that late season ACC showdown at home, this upcoming clash in the Dome will have a Super Bowl feel for Central New York.