1991 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1991 Syracuse Orangemen football
Hall of Fame Bowl champion
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 11
1991 record 10–2 (5–0 Big East)
Head coach Paul Pasqualoni
Home stadium Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Syracuse 5 0 0     10 2 0
#1 Miami (FL) 2 0 0     12 0 0
Virginia Tech 1 0 0     5 6 0
Pittsburgh 3 2 0     6 5 0
West Virginia 3 4 0     6 5 0
Rutgers 2 3 0     6 5 0
Boston College 2 4 0     4 7 0
Temple 0 5 0     2 9 0
  • The Big East did not crown an official champion until 1993 when full league play began.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1991 Division I-A college football season. The Orangemen finished the season 10–2, winning the 1992 Hall of Fame Bowl.

Two new eras began for Syracuse football. It was the first season as head coach for Paul Pasqualoni, who was promoted from assistant after Dick MacPherson, who had led the Orangemen for the previous 11 seasons, left to take the head coaching job at the New England Patriots. More important in the long term, this was the first season in which the Big East Conference sponsored football—although the conference would not establish a full round-robin schedule in the sport until the 1993 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 12:00 PM Vanderbilt* No. 24 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY BEN W 37–10   35,541
September 14 7:00 PM at Maryland* No. 22 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 31–17   41,310
September 21 3:30 PM No. 5 Florida*dagger No. 17 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ABC W 38–21   49,823
September 28 8:00 PM at Tulane* No. 10 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 24–0   19,729
October 5 3:30 PM at No. 1 Florida State* No. 10 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ABC L 14–46   61,231
October 12 1:30 PM East Carolina* No. 15 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY L 20–23   37,767
October 19 1:30 PM at No. 20 Pittsburgh No. 24 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 31–27   42,707
October 26 12:00 PM at Rutgers No. 21 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ BEN W 21–7   30,162
November 2 1:30 PM Temple No. 18 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY W 27–6   46,819
November 16 12:00 PM Boston College No. 17 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY BEN W 38–16   45,453
November 23 4:00 PM West Virginia No. 16 Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN W 16–10   45,263
January 1 1:00 PM vs. Ohio State* No. 16 Tampa StadiumTampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl) NBC W 24–17   57,789
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

1991 team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
George Rooks 10 265 Back New York Giants

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