Found December 28, 2013 on Orange Fizz:
Syracuse defeated Minnesota 21-17 to win the Texas Bowl.  For a team that started the season 0-2 with losses to Penn State and Northwestern, this is unexpected. This is also a very fortunate outcome for Syracuse because had Terrel Hunt not thrown the touchdown to Josh Parris with six seconds left against BC, this game would not have happened. Syracuse played the same type of football it had all season. The defense was strong, and finished the season without allowing a rusher to rush for 100-plus yards. Jerome Smith started things off with a touchdown and finished with 74 yards on the ground. Like he did against BC, Hunt helped out his own cause with two touchdowns of his own. He had 74 yards rushing and spread the ball to different receivers. This win is not only good for Scott Shafer’s resume, but it says something about the program. It continues to excel in bowl games, going 3-0 in the last four seasons. This is huge for recruiting. Syracuse had the opportunity to play in Texa...

Video: Syracuse Wins Texas Bowl On Broken Play

Syracuse won its third bowl game in a row, but it took a last-minute Terrel Hunt touchdown run on a broken play to finally seal the deal for the Orange. Hunt, facing 3rd-and-8 from Minnesota’s 12-yard-line, dropped back to pass, couldn’t find anyone open, and scrambled up the middle for daylight. There were no Golden Gophers anywhere in the vicinity to bring him down. Minnesota...

Four Downs: Hunt helps Syracuse sink Gophers in Texas Bowl

Here are four things we gleaned from Syracuse's 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl, the Gophers' second straight setback in this event: 1. Syracuse has developed an affinity for comeback wins On Nov. 30, the Orange pulled off their first last-minute victory of the season, the culmination of freshman QB Terrel Hunt hitting Josh Parris on a short touchdown pass with...

Photo: Georgia QB Aaron Murray Is A Syracuse Basketball Fan?

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is either a fan of the Syracuse Orange basketball team or a fan of trolling his girlfriend, Kacie McDonnell. McDonnell, who is a reporter for FOX 29 in Philadelphia, posted a photo of the duo wearing Villanova and Syracuse gear as the Wildcats took on the Orange. McDonnell is rooting for hometown VU, while Murray is repping SU.

The 'Cuse Conquers Texas Bowl Defeating Minnesota 21-17

The Orange may have beaten the Gophers in the Texas Bowl but head coach Scott Shafer would have like to not have to stress over the outcome the entire game."I just couldn’t be happier with the results today, would have been nice if we could have just knocked them out and won by 17 or something, but that’s kind of not our way this year."  Shafer said.Syracuse had a...

Syracuse win sends ACC to 2-0 bowl start or is it 2-1?

Are we supposed to count Maryland? I don’t know as far as this blog is concerned the ACC is off to a 2-0 bowl start thanks to Syracuse’s 21-17 over the Big 10′s Minnesota. This was a big win in many ways. First there were many that thought the Pitt Syracuse wouldn’t enhance ACC Football. I would say after 1 year in the ACC, they’ve acquitted themselves quite nicely. These...

The Long-Term Effect of Syracuse Football’s Texas Bowl Win in Houston

SU Athletics Yeah, the game was a slog for about two hours. Unquestionably, the Texas Bowl isn’t quite the prestige of many other games. Syracuse doesn’t recruit much in the Lone Star State anyway. No matter, the benefits of a bowl win far outweigh the negatives. It wasn’t that long ago Orange football was locked in a vicious cycle of 3-4 win seasons, led by one of the worst...

Texas Bowl: Syracuse rallies for late TD to edge Gophers

Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift Syracuse to a 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday night. Brisly Estime set up Hunt's touchdown with a 70-yard punt return. Estime would have scored if not for a tackle by punter Peter Mortell. It was the second-longest punt return in Texas Bowl history. Syracuse (7-6) led 14-3 entering...

Syracuse Orange vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: Betting Odds, Point Spread and tv info

On Saturday the Syracuse Orange and Minnesota Golden Gophers will face off against one another in the Texas Bowl. Both Syracuse (6-6) and Minnesota (8-4) battled though tough spots this season. Syracuse got off to two ugly losses early in the year while Minnesota dealt with the uncertain health conditions of head coach Jerry Kill. Coverage of the Texas Bowl game between Syracuse...

Gophers fall victim to Orange's late rally at Texas Bowl

HOUSTON (AP) -- Terrel Hunt scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown with 1:14 remaining to lift Syracuse to a 21-17 win over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Friday night. Brisly Estime set up Hunt's touchdown with a 70-yard punt return. Estime would have scored if not for a tackle by punter Peter Mortell. It was the second-longest punt return in Texas Bowl history. Syracuse (7-6) led...

Syracuse Wins the Texas Bowl 21-17 over Minnesota

The Syracuse Orange upset the Minnesota Golden Gophers with a stunning last minute touchdown. Terrel Hunt scored the game-winner and won bowl MVP honors after a poised performance in Houston. They say "Everything is bigger in Texas". It's only fitting then that Terrel Hunt saved arguably his biggest performance of the season for the biggest spotlight, a Texas Bowl...

Boeheim post game - Villanova

Jim Boeheim discusses Syracuse's 78-62 win over Villanova inside.

Cooney, Fair, Ennis, Roberson discuss win

Trevor Cooney, C.J. Fair, Tyler Ennis and Tyler Roberson discuss Syracuse's win over Villanova inside.

Syracuse: Scott Shafer Shoots Straight In The Lone Star State

As the Texas Bowl nears, Scott Shafer keeps saying Scott Shafer things... Scott Shafer spoke during the Texas Bowl team luncheon on Thursday as the Syracuse Orange carbed up in preparation for their showdown with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. As usual, he made some quality remarks... On the age of some of his players... I look over there at our youngsters, last night I was talking...

No. 2 Syracuse rallies to beat No. 8 Villanova, stay undefeated

Trevor Cooney scored 21 points, Tyler Ennis had 20 and C.J. Fair added 17 Saturday, rallying No. 2 Syracuse past No. 8 Villanova 78-62 in a game between two of nine unbeaten teams left in Division I.

Minnesota Falls Short of First Nine Win Season in a Century With Loss to Syracuse in Texas Bowl

When Minnesota took a 17-13 lead early in the fourth quarter fans of the program began to get a little excited. Could the team actually win and notch a 9-win season for the first time in a freaking century? As time ticked away and the Orange failed to mount much offense it appeared like that it might actually happen.By the look on the face of this co-ed (and the score at the bottom...
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