Nov 30, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Syracuse Orange

Louisville’s big win over Rutgers last night gave Syracuse a share of the Big East title, but the Cardinals will likely earn the BCS berth. While the Orange won’t be headed to the Orange Bowl, they could be paying a visit to Orange County this holiday season.

Record: 7-5
Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 2-5

Key Wins:
vs. Louisville (45-26), @ Missouri (31-27)

Key Losses:
@ USC (42-29), @ Rutgers (23-15)

Last Bowl Appearance:
2010 Pinstripe Bowl vs. Kansas State (Win, 36-34)

Last Orlando Bowl Appearance:
2004 Champs Sports Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Loss, 51-14)

Top Players:

  • Ryan Nassib, QB: 3,619 passing yards (9th in FBS), 26 total touchdowns, 3rd in ACC in scoring
  • Jerome Smith, RB: 1,019 rushing yards, 5.1 yards per carry
  • Alec Lemon, WR: 70 receptions, 1,063 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns

Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:

vs. Clemson: 1-0, last meeting 1/1/1996 — Won 41-0 (Gator Bowl)
vs. Florida State: 1-5, last meeting 10/1/2005 — Lost 38-14
vs. Georgia Tech: 0-2, last meeting 12/21/2004 — Lost 51-14 (Champs Sports Bowl)
vs. North Carolina State: 0-6, last meeting 10/1/1998 — Lost 38-17
vs. Virginia Tech: 9-8, last meeting 10/11/2003 — Lost 51-7

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