2014 Syracuse Orange football team

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2014 Syracuse Orange football
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Atlantic Division
2014 record 3–9 (1–7 ACC)
Head coach Scott Shafer (2nd as HC; 6th overall season)
Offensive coordinator George McDonald (first 5 games)
Tim Lester (rest of season)
Defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough (2nd season)
Home stadium Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 49,262)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
No. 15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
No. 24 Louisville   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
NC State   3 5         8 5  
Syracuse   1 7         3 9  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 8 Georgia Tech x   6 2         11 3  
Duke   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina   4 4         6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4         6 7  
Miami   3 5         6 7  
Virginia Tech   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Syracuse Orange football team represented Syracuse University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Orange were led by second year head coach Scott Shafer and played their home games at the Carrier Dome. They were members of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in ACC play to finish in a tie for sixth place in the Atlantic Division.

Previous season[edit]

The Orange's 2013 season was their first members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the year with a 7–6 record, and finished tied for 3rd place in the Atlantic Division, with a 4–4 record in ACC play. The Orange capped off their season with a win in the 2013 Texas Bowl over Minnesota.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

2014 Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

  • Tim LesterOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Recruiting Coordinator
  • George McDonald - Wide Receivers
  • DeAndre Smith – Running Backs
  • Joe Adam- Offensive Line
  • Bobby Acosta- Tight Ends

Defensive Coaches

  • Chuck BulloughDefensive Coordinator
  • Tim Daoust – Defensive Line/Assistant Head Coach
  • Clark Lea – Linebackers
  • Fred Reed – Defensive Backs Coach

Support Staff

  • Bob Brotzki – Assistant Athletics Director for Player Developlement
  • William Hicks – Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance
  • Steve Scarnecchia – Director of Football Operations
Source:[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:30 PM No. 12 (FCS) Villanova* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN3 W 27–26 2OT  41,189
September 13 12:00 PM at Central Michigan* Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPNU W 40–3   25,531
September 20 12:30 PM Maryland* Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACCN L 20–34   40,511
September 27 8:00 PM vs. No. 8 Notre Dame* MetLife StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ ABC L 15–31   76,802
October 3 7:00 PM Louisville Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN L 6–28   37,569
October 11 12:00 PM No. 1 Florida Statedagger Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN L 20–38   43,295
October 18 12:00 PM at Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ACCRSN W 30–7   25,107
October 25 7:00 PM at No. 20 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPNU L 6–16   80,031
November 1 3:00 PM NC State Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACCRSN L 17–24   40,787
November 8 12:30 PM No. 22 Duke Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACCN L 10–27   39,331
November 22 3:30 PM at Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ESPNU L 7–30   32,549
November 29 12:30 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ACCRSN L 7–28   30,267
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Source:[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Villanova[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Wildcats 0 7 7 336 26
Orange 7 3 7 037 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1975 SYR 24–17

Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 17 16 7 40
Chippewas 3 0 0 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1999 SYR, 47–7

Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Terrapins 14 17 0 3 34
Orange 6 7 0 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–14–2 2013 SYR, 20–3

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Irish 0 14 7 10 31
Orange 0 3 0 12 15
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2008 SYR 24–23

Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 5 7 9 28
Orange 3 0 3 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–6 2012 SYR 45–26

Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 10 14 7 7 38
Orange 0 6 7 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–6 2013 FSU 59–3

Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 3 14 13 0 30
Demon Deacons 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2013 SYR 13–0

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 3 3 0 0 6
Tigers 0 3 6 7 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 CLEM 49–14

NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 3 6 8 7 24
Orange 0 7 7 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–6 2013 SYR 24–10

Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 3 7 0 17 27
Orange 3 0 7 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1939 DUKE 33–6

Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 0 7 0 7
Panthers 7 10 3 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–35–3 2013 PITT 17–16

Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 7 0 0 0 7
Eagles 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–18 2013 SYR 34–31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014-15 Football Coaching Staff". Syracuse University Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Mink, Nate (January 22, 2014). "2014 Syracuse Football Schedule: Defending National Champion Florida State Visits Carrier Dome on Oct. 11". The Post-Standard. Syracuse. Retrieved July 30, 2014.