Colts claim 2 players off waivers, add 5 to practice squad
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have brought back five players to the practice squad and claimed two players off waivers.
Tight end Mo Alie-Cox, receivers Reece Fountain and Steve Ishmael, quarterback Phillip Walker and cornerback D.J. White all were re-signed after being released Saturday.
Fountain was a fifth-round draft pick in the spring and was the only player of the 11 selected by the Colts not to make the 53-player active roster.
Syracuse inks 15 players in early signing period
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers reached deep into Florida for four players and also inked four from New York as the Orange strive to become more competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference's tough Atlantic Division.
Syracuse's early class of 15 players was ranked 44th by 247sports.com, putting the Orange on pace for their best showing in the past decade. Still, it was behind six other ACC schools, half of them in the Atlantic Division.
Boston College running back AJ Dillon was a unanimous selection to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, which was released on Monday following a vote of 14 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Dillon, a freshman who played at Lawrence Academy, has rushed for 1,432 yards and 13 touchdowns for BC (7-5).
Lamar Jackson, 5 Clemson players lead all-ACC team
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and five players from top-ranked Clemson headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.
The ACC released its all-conference teams Monday following a vote of 14 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Jackson, last year's Heisman Trophy winner, was selected as the all-conference quarterback for the second straight year after averaging an FBS-best 411 total yards.
Syracuse looks for another upset, visits No. 8 Miami
Syracuse (4-3, 2-1 ACC) at No. 8 Miami (5-0, 3-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Miami by 16.
Series Record: Miami, 15-7.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Miami can stretch its winning streak to 11 games, which would be the program's longest since the 34-game streak spanning the 2000-02 seasons. Syracuse, which knocked off defending national champion Clemson last week, will aim to become the first unranked team since Auburn in 2003 to beat AP Top 10 schools in consecutive weeks.
On the Beat: Dabo Swinney makes a point to congratulate Syracuse players in locker room, visits Alabama on Saturday
CLEMSON — The cameras likely did not catch it and Dabo Swinney did not say a word about it himself.
But when it was all said and done Saturday night, Clemson's head coach weaved his way through the Carrier Dome, sought out the Syracuse locker room and walked in. He wanted to congratulate the Orange players first hand. Despite his No. 2 Clemson team losing 27-24 and despite it being close to midnight before the Tigers boarded a plane home, Swinney made it a priority to make one final pit stop.
Dungey, Franklin and Hofrichter named Syracuse captains
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly halfway through its season, Syracuse finally has picked its team captains.
Orange coach Dino Babers announced Wednesday that junior quarterback Eric Dungey, senior linebacker Zaire Franklin, and redshirt sophomore punter Sterling Hofrichter were elected by a team vote prior to last week's game against Pittsburgh.
Senior receiver Steve Ishmael, senior linebacker Parris Bennett, and junior snapper Matt Keller were voted co-captains of their respective units.
ACC’s early surprises include Marshall, Ishmael, Etienne
ATLANTA (AP) — Much has changed in one year for some of the early surprises playing significant roles in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
At this time last year, TaQuon Marshall, who began his career as a running back, was no higher than third on Georgia Tech's list of quarterbacks.
Steve Ishmael was playing in the shadows of other Syracuse wide receivers for the third straight season.
Travis Etienne was Clemson's final commitment in the 2017 signing class.
Who: Syracuse (2-2, 0-0 ACC) at NC State (3-1, 1-0 ACC)
An early look: Scouting Syracuse, LSU’s next opponent on Saturday night
KICKOFF: 6 p.m. Saturday in Tiger Stadium
RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1; WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3; KLWB-FM, 103.7
SERIES: LSU leads 2-1
LAST MEETING: LSU 34, Syracuse 24 (Sept. 26, 2015 in Syracuse, N.Y.)
RESULTS SO FAR: Defeated Central Connecticut State 50-7 on Sept. 1, lost to Middle Tennessee 30-23 on Sept. 9, defeated Central Michigan 41-17 on Saturday
OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Quarterback Eric Dungey, wide receiver Steve Ishmael, running back Dontae Strickland