BOSTON (AP) — Syracuse hadn't won in more than a month and trailed by 11 in the regular-season finale. That's when the Orange snapped out of it and snapped a five-game skid.
“I think we just had enough,” said Devaughn Cooper, who caught seven passes for 80 yards the first of four unanswered touchdowns to help Syracuse beat Boston College 32-23 on Saturday night.
Syracuse (6-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) at Boston College (3-8, 2-5), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET.
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Syracuse by 10 1/2
Rivalries are the soup of the day as college football heads into its final weekend of the regular season, and spots in the College Football Playoff are likely there for the taking.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hartman threw four touchdown passes in the final home game of a record-setting career in Wake Forest’s 45-35 win over Syracuse on Saturday night.
Syracuse (6-4, 3-3 ACC) at Wake Forest (6-4, 2-4), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Wake Forest by 10 1/2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury late in the first half, C.J Stroud threw five TD passes and No. 2 Ohio State buried Indiana 56-14 on Saturday.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Travis was unstoppable, and Florida State’s imposing defense stopped Syracuse in its tracks.
Travis threw for three touchdowns, caught a scoring pass and ran for another score, and No.
Just over three weeks ago Syracuse was riding high, undefeated after six games and ranked No. 14. Three straight losses have sent the Orange plummeting out of the rankings and they're desperate to stop the skid.
No. 25 Florida State (6-3, 4-3 ACC) at Syracuse (6-3, 3-2), Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (ACC Nework).
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Florida State by 7 1/2.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Jake Crouthamel, a star halfback and two-way player at Dartmouth in the late 1950s and an accomplished football coach before finding his ultimate niche as athletic director at Syracuse University has died at 84.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 1 Georgia shut down No. 2 Tennessee’s high-powered offense, dominating the Volunteers 27-13 on Saturday in an SEC showdown of the nation’s top-ranked teams.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like the rest of their teammates, Rodney Hammond and C'Bo Flemister have sat and watched Israel Abanikanda carry Pittsburgh's offense for most of a wildly uneven season.
The ACC's leading rusher sidelined by an injury before Saturday's visit from No.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 5 Clemson has clinched the ACC Atlantic Division and will return to the league's championship game on Dec. 3.
The Tigers won the division for a sixth time in eight seasons when No.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Syracuse has spent most of the fall upending expectations. Ripping off six straight victories to start the season will do that.
No. 22 Syracuse (6-2, 3-1 ACC) at Pittsburgh (7-4, 1-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Line: Pitt by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Refreshed from a week off, Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei believes the site of his best showing in college will prove once more to doubters he's capable of leading the fifth-ranked Tigers to their championship goals.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse defensive back Garrett Williams, who led the Atlantic Coast Conference in pass breakups in each of the previous two seasons, will miss the rest of this season for the No.
The chances of having a 1 vs. 2 matchup go up if there are two No. 2s in The Associated Press college football poll.
Tennessee and Ohio State were tied for No. 2 Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — J.T. Tuimoloau had a strip sack to set up No. 2 Ohio State for a touchdown and then had a pick-6 for the Buckeyes, who scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to erase a deficit and beat No.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — All it took was one play for the Irish to know it might be their lucky day.
Brandon Joseph returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game, tailback Audric Estimé rushed for 123 yards and scored twice in the fourth quarter to thwart a Syracuse rally, and Notre Dame defeated the No.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — No. 16 Syracuse is no longer on the shrinking list of unbeaten teams after letting a big one slip away against fifth-ranked Clemson at Death Valley.
Notre Dame (4-3) at No. 16 Syracuse (6-1), Saturday, noon ET (ABC).
Line: Syracuse by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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GAME OF THE WEEK
Pittsburgh (4-3, 1-2) at No. 21 North Carolina (6-1, 3-0), 8 p.m. (ACCN)
As the season nears the start of its final quarter, fifth-ranked Clemson isn't the top dog on defense in the Atlantic Coast Conference, its calling card in its rise to national prominence seven years ago.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The similarities to 2018 abound for No. 5 Clemson in its latest victory — and perhaps can lead the Tigers to the same championship chase.
Clemson had lost starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence to injury and called on little-used freshman Chase Brice to rescue the team against Syracuse with a fourth-quarter rally during their national title season.
As the number of unbeaten teams in major college football was whittled to six, Clemson emerged as the best bet to reach the playoff — even though the Tigers don't appear to be a serious threat to win a national championship.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman quarterback Cade Klubnik rallied No. 5 Clemson to two fourth-quarter touchdowns after replacing mistake-prone starter DJ Uiagalelei and the Tigers won their ACC-record setting 38th straight game at home, 27-21, over No.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei tapped backup Cade Klubnik on the helmet and gave him a final piece of advice before the freshman headed to the field with No. 5 Clemson down 21-10 in the third quarter.
No. 14 Syracuse (6-0, 3-0 ACC) at No. 5 Clemson (7-0, 4-0), Saturday, noon (ABC)
Line: Clemson by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — There is always time to make history for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.
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GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 14 Syracuse (6-0, 3-0 ACC) at No. 5 Clemson (7-0, 5-0)
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has yet to meet Syracuse passer Garrett Shrader.
Uiagalelei, though, sure does love Shrader's hard-nosed style, his accurate passes, and how much he takes on tacklers for the extra yard.
The first half of the college football season has been defined by coaching changes, downtrodden programs finding success and several traditional powers with lofty preseason expectations hitting the skids.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase McGrath made a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 6 Tennessee a 52-49 victory over No. 3 Alabama on Saturday.
As soon as the kick knuckle-balled through the uprights, some of the more than 100,000 fans stormed the field to celebrate the Volunteers (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) ending a 15-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1).
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When it was over Syracuse coach Dino Babers stood near a goalpost and watched as the home crowd descended onto the field in celebration of a significant win.
“It was something that was extremely special,” Babers said after his Orange had won their sixth straight game to open the season.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse is in rarefied air, unbeaten after five games for the first time in 35 years and ranked No. 18 as its season reaches the midpoint. The players say that's what they expected — and they don't want it to end.
No. 15 North Carolina State (5-1, 1-1 ACC) at No. 18 Syracuse (5-0, 2-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network).
Line: Syracuse by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 Clemson at Florida State. The Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC) have the chance to stay unbeaten in league play with another Atlantic Division game.
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye and Syracuse coach Dino Babers headline the honorees in The Associated Press' midseason report for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Maye, a second-year passer, was picked as the league's top offensive player through the season's first half in voting by AP writers covering league teams after ranking among the Bowl Subdivision's most prolific passers.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the Atlantic Coast Conference preseason picks were announced, the Syracuse Orange didn't pay attention. They knew where they stood: last.
Surprise! Nearing the midpoint of the season, the Orange (5-0, 2-0) are unbeaten, having their best start since 1987 and ranked No.
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