1988 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1988 Syracuse Orangemen football
Hall of Fame Bowl champion
Hall of Fame Bowl, W 23–10 vs. LSU
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 13
1988 record 10–2
Head coach Dick MacPherson (8th season)
Captain Daryl Johnston & Markus Paul[1]
Home stadium Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
No. 3 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 5 West Virginia           11 1 0
Southern Miss           10 2 0
No. 13 Syracuse           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
Louisville           8 3 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Northern Illinois           7 4 0
Pittsburgh           6 5 0
Memphis State           6 5 0
Southwest Louisiana           6 5 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
Akron           5 6 0
Penn State           5 6 0
Tulane           5 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulsa           4 7 0
Boston College           3 8 0
Cincinnati           3 8 0
East Carolina           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season.[2] The Orangemen were led by eighth-year head coach Dick MacPherson and played their home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, they were invited to the 1989 Hall of Fame Bowl, where they defeated LSU.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 3 Temple Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 31–21   41,727
September 10 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 9–26   89,768
September 24 Virginia Tech Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY W 35–0   41,118
October 1 Maryland Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY W 20–9   45,197
October 8 Rutgers Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY W 34–20   48,798
October 15 at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) W 24–10   85,916
October 22 at East Carolina No. 19 Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 38–14   16,450
November 5 Navy No. 16 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY W 49–21   49,784
November 12 at Boston College No. 15 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) W 45–20   32,000
November 19 at No. 4 West Virginia No. 14 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 9–31   65,127
December 3 Pittsburgh No. 18 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 24–7   49,860
January 2 vs. No. 16 LSU No. 17 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl) W 23–10   49,860
#Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2017 Syracuse football media guide pg. 150
  2. ^ "1988 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 20, 2017.