2019 Syracuse Orange football team

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2019 Syracuse Orange football
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
2019 record4–6 (1–5 ACC)
Head coachDino Babers (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Lynch (2nd season as coordinator, 4th overall season)
Defensive coordinatorBrian Ward (4th season, first nine games)
Steve Stanard (interim)
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 49,262)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 3 Clemson xy   8 0         11 0  
Louisville   4 3         6 4  
Florida State   4 4         6 5  
Wake Forest   3 3         7 3  
Boston College   3 4         5 5  
NC State   1 5         4 6  
Syracuse   1 5         4 6  
Coastal Division
Virginia   5 2         7 3  
Pittsburgh   4 2         7 3  
Virginia Tech   4 2         7 3  
Miami   4 3         6 4  
North Carolina   3 4         4 6  
Duke   2 4         4 6  
Georgia Tech   1 6         2 8  
Championship: Clemson vs TBD
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 18, 2019; Rankings from College Football Playoff

The 2019 Syracuse Orange football team represents Syracuse University during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Orange are led by fourth-year head coach Dino Babers and play their home games at the Carrier Dome, competing as members of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Previous Season[edit]

Syracuse ended the 2018 season with a 10-3 overall record, 6-2 in the ACC, to finish in second place in the ACC Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Camping World Bowl, where they defeated West Virginia.

Offseason[edit]

Offseason departures[edit]

NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Team Position
Chris Slayton 7 245 New York Giants DT

Undrafted free agents[edit]

Player Team Position Ref
Cody Conway Tennessee Titans OT [1]
Jamal Custis Kansas City Chiefs WR [2]
Eric Dungey New York Giants QB [3]
Koda Martin Los Angeles Chargers OT [4]

Recruiting[edit]

Syracuse's 2019 recruiting class consisted of 21 signees.[5] The class was ranked as the 10th best class in the ACC and the 55th best class overall according to the 247Sports Composite.[6]

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[7] Andre Cisco S So.
Chuck Bednarik Award[8] Andre Cisco S So.
Alton Robinson DE Sr.
Doak Walker Award[9] Moe Neal RB Sr.
Biletnikoff Award[10] Sean Riley WR Sr.
Rimington Trophy[11] Airon Servais OL Redshirt Jr.

Preseason media poll[edit]

In the preseason ACC media poll, Syracuse was predicted to finish in second in the Atlantic Division, and received the second-most votes to win the conference championship game (although Clemson received 170 of 173 total votes).[12]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 p.m.at Liberty*No. 22ESPN+W 24–021,671
September 712:00 p.m.at Maryland*No. 21ESPNL 20–6333,493
September 147:30 p.m.No. 1 ClemsondaggerABCL 6–4150,249
September 2112:00 p.m.Western Michigan*
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
ACCNW 52–3340,700
September 2812:00 p.m.Holy Cross*
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
ACCNW 41–340,575
October 108:00 p.m.at NC StateESPNL 10–1655,860
October 187:00 p.m.Pittsburgh
ESPNL 20–2744,886
October 263:30 p.m.at Florida StateESPN2L 17–3550,517
November 212:00 p.m.Boston College
ACCNL 27–5842,857
November 164:00 p.m.at DukeACCNW 49–6
November 234:00 p.m.at LouisvilleACCN
November 3012:30 p.m.Wake Forest
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
ACCRSN

[13]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 22 21 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches 22 22 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
CFP Not released NR NR Not released

Game summaries[edit]

at Liberty[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Orange 3 7 7 7 24
Flames 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 21 Orange 7 6 7 0 20
Terrapins 21 21 7 14 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–15–2 Sept. 20, 2014 L, 20–34

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 1 Tigers 14 3 10 14 41
Orange 0 6 0 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–5 Sept. 29, 2018 L, 23–27

Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 13 20 0 33
Orange 14 10 14 14 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 Aug. 31, 2018 W, 55–42

Holy Cross[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Crusaders 0 3 0 0 3
Orange 17 7 10 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–5 Nov. 10, 1973 W, 5–3

at NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 0 3 7 10
Wolfpack 6 7 3 0 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–10 Oct. 27, 2018 W, 51–41

Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 10 14 0 3 27
Orange 3 3 7 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–39–3 Oct. 6, 2018 L, 37–44

at Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0 3 0 14 17
Seminoles 13 8 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–10 Sept. 15, 2018 W, 30–7

Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 10 34 7 7 58
Orange 17 3 7 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–20 Nov. 24, 2018 W, 42–21

at Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 14 0 21 14 49
Blue Devils 0 6 0 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 Nov. 8, 2014 L, 10–27

at Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 0
Cardinals 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–10 Nov. 9, 2018 W, 54–23

Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 0
Orange 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 Nov. 3, 2018 W, 41–24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange Trio signs as undrafted free agents". tigernet.com. April 27, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Orange Trio signs as undrafted free agents". tigernet.com. April 27, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Dungey joins Giants as undrafted free agent". cuse.com. May 2, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Orange Trio signs as undrafted free agents". tigernet.com. April 27, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 Syracuse 2019 Football Commits". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "2019 Football Team Rankings [Composite]". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "Impact Foundation names 2019 watch list". LottImpactTrophy.org. Pacific Club Impact Foundation. May 17, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 Bednarik Award Watch List". July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 Doak Walker Award Candidates Announced" (PDF). smu.edu. July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "2019 Biletnikoff Award Watch List". biletnikoffaward.com. Biletnikoff Award, Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "2019 Rimington Trophy Watch List". rimingtontrophy.com. Rimington Trophy. July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Clemson Favored to Continue ACC Football Championship Run". theACC.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "2019 Syracuse Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.