2015 Syracuse Orange football team

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2015 Syracuse Orange football
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Division Atlantic Division
2015 record 4–8 (2–6 ACC)
Head coach Scott Shafer (3rd as HC; 7th overall season)
Offensive coordinator Tim Lester (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough (3rd season)
Home stadium Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 49,262)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 2 Clemson x$^   8 0         14 1  
No. 14 Florida State   6 2         10 3  
Louisville   5 3         8 5  
NC State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Boston College   0 8         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 15 North Carolina x   8 0         11 3  
Pittsburgh   6 2         8 5  
Miami   5 3         8 5  
Duke   4 4         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         4 8  
Georgia Tech   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 45, North Carolina 37
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 12, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Syracuse Orange football team represented Syracuse University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Orange were led by third 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 4–8, 2–6 in ACC play to finish in fifth place in the Atlantic Division.

On November 23, head coach Scott Shafer was fired,[1] he stayed on to coach their final game on November 28. He finished at Syracuse with a three-year record of 14–23.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:00 PM Rhode Island* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY TWCS NY/ESPN3 W 47–0   30,112
September 12 12:30 PM Wake Forest Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACCN W 30–17   26,670
September 19 12:30 PM Central Michigan* Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY RSN W 30–27 OT  27,949
September 26 12:00 PM No. 8 LSU* Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN L 24–34   43,101
October 10 3:30 PM at South Florida* Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL CBSSN L 24–45   27,235
October 17 3:30 PM at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ACCRSN L 38–44 3OT  39,223
October 24 12:00 PM No. 25 Pittsburghdagger Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPNU L 20–23   29,832
October 31 12:00 PM at No. 17 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC L 21–45   67,630
November 7 12:30 PM at Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ACCN L 17–41   46,158
November 14 3:30 PM No. 1 Clemson Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ABC/ESPN2 L 27–37   36,736
November 21 12:30 PM at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ACCN L 29–42   55,260
November 28 12:30 PM Boston College Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) ACCRSN W 20–17   30,317
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 0 0
Orange 14 17 9 7 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2011 SYR, 21–14

Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 10 0 0 17
Orange 3 10 7 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2014 SYR, 30–7

Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Chippewas 3 7 7 7 3 27
Orange 10 14 0 0 6 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2014 SYR, 40–3

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Tigers 7 0 17 10 34
Orange 0 3 7 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1989 SYR, 23–10

at South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 3 14 7 24
Bulls 0 10 21 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–6 2012 SYR, 37–36

at Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Orange 0 21 3 0 7 7 0 38
Cavaliers 0 14 0 10 7 7 6 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2005 UVA, 27–24

Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Panthers 3 10 0 10 23
Orange 7 10 0 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–36–3 2014 PITT, 30–7

at Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 7 7 0 7 21
#17 Seminoles 14 14 7 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–7 2014 FSU, 38–20

at Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 10 0 0 7 17
Cardinals 7 14 10 10 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–7 2014 LOU, 28–6

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Tigers 21 10 0 6 37
Orange 14 3 7 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2014 CLEM, 16–6

at NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 3 6 7 13 29
Wolfpack 14 7 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–7 2014 NCSU, 24–17

Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 0 7 3 17
Orange 0 10 7 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–19 2014 BC, 28–7

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