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2018 Schedule
8-2, 2nd in ACC - Atlantic
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Every top 25 team's best reason for optimism next season

Even with the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25 still battling for semifinal and New Year's Six bowl positions, it's never too early to look ahead to next season.

Syracuse the best shot to give Notre Dame an L? (0:46)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DC Paul Pasqualoni, who was Syracuse's head coach the last time the Orange (then the Orangemen) were ranked as highly as they are now, said he's happy to see the school have success in football again. He particularly praised Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey. "I think Eric Dungey is a very competitive, very, very tough guy at the quarterback position," Pasqualoni said. "And like every program, every football program in America, you need a good quarterback at this level and at that level, the Division I level, to win. And I think Eric Dungey gives them that and hope that they can be successful throughout the season."

Syracuse has it all working in rout of Louisville (0:46)

No. 13 Syracuse beats Louisville 54-23 _ perfect in dome

Moe Neal rushed for a career-best 159 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Eric Dungey ran for two more scores and passed for another, and No. 13 Syracuse took advantage of five Louisville miscues to rout the Cardinals 54-23 on Friday night.

Syracuse keeps piling on with 65-yard TD (0:35)
Syracuse RB finds daylight for 67-yard TD (0:30)
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Wake Forest coach visits injured Syracuse player

Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson took time to visit injured Syracuse player Tyrone Perkins, who is still hospitalized in Winston-Salem after getting hurt Saturday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Babers thanks Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson for visiting Syracuse defensive back Tyrone Perkins, who has been in a North Carolina hospital recovering from a leg injury suffered in last week's game. "That was very gracious," Babers said. "For him to go out and visit one of my guys in the local hospital is something that I'll never forget and something that I'll always appreciate."

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Most important takeaway for each Top 25 team

It's going to be Alabama vs. Georgia for the SEC title. Meanwhile, Michigan keeps rolling, and West Virginia won a classic over Texas. What else have we learned?

Orange rush for another score (0:28)
Cuse's Howard gets his second rushing TD of the half (0:28)
Orange take the lead on TD run (1:27)
Syracuse takes it right up middle for score (0:32)
Wake Forest strikes first (0:26)
Syracuse senior DB carted off field after nasty leg injury (0:40)
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Bama atop 1st CFP; Clemson, LSU, Irish follow

Alabama opens atop the season's first College Football Playoff ranking, ahead of fellow unbeaten Clemson. LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia follow.

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Losses by 11 ranked teams shake up Top 25

No. 22 Syracuse and No. 23 Virginia were among a record seven teams to move into The Associated Press college football poll after a season-high 11 ranked teams lost this weekend.


Syracuse beats No. 22 NC State 51-41

Eric Dungey threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Syracuse held off No. 22 North Carolina State 51-41 on Saturday night to become eligible for the postseason for the first time in five years.

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.1
Rushing Yards216.1
Points For44.44th
Points Against27.6