1990 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1990 Syracuse Orangemen football
Aloha Bowl champion
Aloha Bowl, W 28–0 vs. Arizona
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 21
1990 record 7–4–2
Head coach Dick MacPherson (10th season)
Captain John Flannery, Duane Kinnon, Gary McCummings & Rob Thomson[1]
Home stadium Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Louisville         10 1 1
No. 3 Miami         10 2 0
No. 4 Florida State         10 2 0
No. 6 Notre Dame         9 3 0
No. 11 Penn State         9 3 0
Louisiana Tech         8 3 1
Southern Miss         8 4 0
Temple         7 4 0
Syracuse         7 4 2
Army         6 5 0
Northern Illinois         6 5 0
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 6 0
Southwestern Louisiana         5 6 0
Navy         5 6 0
Memphis         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Tulane         4 7 0
West Virginia         4 7 0
Akron         3 7 1
Arkansas State         3 7 1
Pittsburgh         3 7 1
Rutgers         3 8 0
Tulsa         3 8 0
Cincinnati         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. This season marked the end of two eras for Syracuse football. First, it was Dick MacPherson's final year as head coach. He would leave to coach the 1991 New England Patriots. Second, it was the final season for Syracuse football as an independent. Starting with the 1991 season, the Big East Conference, of which Syracuse was a founding member, began sponsoring football competition.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 8:00 PM vs. No. 9 USC Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey (Kickoff Classic VIII) Raycom L 16–34   57,293
September 8 7:30 PM Temple Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York W 19–9   38,925
September 15 7:30 PM No. 19 Michigan State Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York ESPN T 23–23   49,822
September 22 12:30 PM No. 25 Pittsburgh Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York JPS T 20–20   47,996
October 6 7:00 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee W 49–14   30,037
October 13 2:00 PM at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, Pennsylvania CBS L 21–27   86,002
October 20 12:00 PM Rutgers Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York JPS W 42–0   49,521
October 27 12:00 PM at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, New York JPS W 26–14   41,153
November 3 12:00 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts JPS W 35–6   32,213
November 10 1:30 PM Tulane Carrier Dome • Syracuse, New York L 24–26   48,488
November 17 12:00 PM at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia JPS W 31–7   44,669
November 24 7:30 PM at No. 2 Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami ESPN L 7–33   66,196
December 25 3:30 PM vs. Arizona Aloha StadiumHonolulu (Aloha Bowl) ABC W 28–0   32,217
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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