Answering Syracuse’s Questions Surrounding KJ Williams’ Ineligibility

SyracuseFan.com Wideout KJ Williams was supposed to be the first 4-star recruit to come to Syracuse in a long time. He was expected to play right away and become a difference maker for the Orange offense as early as this season. With the recent news of his academic ineligibility, we know this won’t be the case, at least for the time being. Williams will not enroll this summer...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Syracuse Receiver Will Rise Up in the Fall?

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse.com It’s déjà vu all over again this summer as Syracuse looks for who will step up in the receiving game next season. Last season, the popular pick was for Jarrod West to become a breakout star but had a disappointing year despite finishing with the 2nd most receiving yards. Consistency is the name...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Gridiron Success in 2014 Lies in Ashton Broyld’s Development

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse.com One major part of the passing game that was missing last season was a go-to receiver for Terrel Hunt. Last year, some thought Jarrod West would be the go-to receiver after a big spring game, but it never really panned out. This year, Ashton Broyld was the star of the spring game, grabbing eight passes...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive Adjustments Key to Syracuse Football Success in 2014-15

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via USA Today The Syracuse offense came alive the last two games of the season last year as Terrel Hunt finally looked comfortable as the quarterback of the Orange. However, for much of the season, the offense looked lost. SU failed to score more than 14 points in four of its 13 games and only topped 21 points five times...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse Orange season preview

Syracuse surprised many last year by finishing 7-6 in its first season in the ACC and first season under head coach Scott Shafer, and the Orange appear to be in good shape to match or exceed that win total in Shafer’s second season. Unlike last season, there is no quarterback controversy in Syracuse, as junior Terrel Hunt returns after starting the final 10 games last season...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

George McDonald’s Wide Receivers Developing as a Unit for Syracuse Football

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse Media George McDonald has returned to his roots by taking over for Rob Moore as wide receivers coach, and through spring practice, McDonald’s been pleased with the “growth as a unit.” According to an interview with Scout.com, McDonald believes the wide receivers are playing at a “higher level,” and...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Depth Chart Notes for Syracuse Football Spring Practices

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Rant Sports The Orange has begun its first spring practice as a member of the ACC; technically, the program was still in the Big East during spring practices last year. After a mostly successful season, finishing with seven wins including a bowl win, Coach Shafer has some holes to fill and some interesting pieces...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ready for Unbelievable Competition: 2014 QB Recruit AJ Long Talks Syracuse’s 2013 Season

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Class of 2014 Syracuse QB commit AJ Long was one of many who sat comfortably in his living room to watch the Orange become bowl eligible against Boston College last Saturday. Long chatted with The Fizz and admitted his eyes were glued to the television. “I was watching the game the entire time,” Long said. “There...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss


So, yeah. The ACC’s predetermined protected game for Pitt. With long-time frenemy? old-Eastern-indie-opponent? Meh? It’s Syracuse. I just can’t muster requisite hate for them when it comes to football that the ACC seems to think there is between the two sides. At least not to call it a rivalry game. I want Pitt to beat them. I want Pitt to get that bowl eligibility completed...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse overwhelmed by No. 2 Florida State 59-3

Scott Shafer hoped his improved Syracuse defense was ready for its biggest test of the year. The unit had allowed just three points in the previous two games and was playing some of its best football of the season. The Orange gave up 28 points before it managed 28 yards of offense in a 59-3 loss to No. 2 Florida State. ''This is horrible,'' Shafer said. ''...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Learning the ropes

Upperclassmen Dyshawn Davis and Jarrod West are impressed with the young crop of talent that has emerged for Syracuse so far this season. The two dish on Brisly Estime, Isaiah Johnson and Marqez Hodge, advice that they have given them and more inside.
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Keys to the Game against Maryland

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Want your own personalized Syracuse University yoga mat? Click here!   Photo via Syracuse Media Syracuse is coming off a 13-0 win over Wake Forest, improving its record to 4-4. The Orange is now back in the driver’s seat to get six wins and go to back-to-back bowls. Now the team travels to College Park, Maryland...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Anatomy of the trick play

Syracuse's defense shut out Wake Forest on Saturday, but the most exciting play came on a reverse pass from Jarrod West to Brisly Estime for the Orange's second touchdown of the game. CuseNation.com reviewed the tape and breaks down the big play inside.
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Shuts Out Wake Forest, 13-0

After giving up 56 points to Georgia Tech, the Syracuse defensive players were embarrassed and angry.  They had two weeks to channel their frustration and prepare for Wake Forest.  It showed on Saturday. Box Score They gave up zero points. "I was really proud of that fact that our players just stuck their chests out and went to work after that difficult loss," coach Scott...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Players react to Wake Forest win

Syracuse's Brisly Estime, Isaiah Johnson, Terrel Hunt and Jarrod West react to the Wake Forest win inside.
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Battle of the Ground Game & What to Watch For in Syracuse/GA Tech

It wasn’t until late in the fourth, but Syracuse pulled out a 24-10 win over NC State last week. This was the first win for the Orange in ACC play, and pushed Syracuse back to .500. The ground game provided all of the offense and Jerome Smith continues to be a threat to opposing run defenses. Smith rushed for 140 yards on 19 carries, including a one-yard touchdown run in the first...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Takeaways from win over NC State

Photo by Dick Blume The Orange went on the road and knocked off NC State for its first win in the ACC. It was a big win for the Orange, picking up the pieces after a blowout to Clemson last week, and leveling its record to 3-3, keeping a bowl game legitimately in view. 1)   The Orange must rely on the running game Over the past two weeks, the Orange has rushed for nearly 685 yards...
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October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse 24, NC State 10

Two quarterbacks who didn't win the starting job out of training camp.  Two first-year head coaches.  And two teams searching for their first conference win. The result was as you might expect. The Syracuse Orange (3-3, 1-1 ACC) escaped Carter-Finley Stadium with an ugly 24-10 win over the NC State Wolfpack (3-3, 0-3 ACC).  It wasn't pretty by any means, but Syracuse came...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: What to look for in Syracuse’s matchup against ACC rival NC State

Photo via. Atlanticcoastconvos.com Syracuse has three losses and the last two have been ugly. The most recent was a 49-14 loss to Clemson in the ACC opener for the Orange. The opener was against the most talented team in the conference, and one that could very well win a national championship. Next up is NC State. The Wolfpack enters Saturday’s game 3-2 and 0-2 in the ACC, having...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse Dominates in 54-0 Win over Wagner

Three offensive possessions into the game, Syracuse had zero first downs and a trio of three-and-outs.  Quarterback Drew Allen had a total of -1 yards passing.  The crowd grew increasingly restless and had seen enough. Box Score More importantly, so had coach Scott Shafer. Terrel Hunt came in for Allen and the switch immediately paid huge dividends.  Hunt led an impressive 12...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunt leads Syracuse to 54-0 win over Wagner.

Terrel Hunt ignited Syracuse with five first-half touchdown drives to carry the Orange to a 54-0 rout of Wagner Saturday at the Carrier Dome. The sophomore quarterback ripped the overmatched Seahawks (1-2), an FCS opponent, completing 15 of 18 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns. Including Syracuse's loss against Northwestern last week, Hunt has quarterbacked seven drives...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

What’s Happened to the Syracuse Ground Game? Here’s the Main Culprits

The running game was supposed to be the strength of the Syracuse offense. Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley were both coming off good seasons and even better performances in the Pinstripe Bowl. Naturally, fans expected this to be a sign of things to come. But the ground game hasn’t really gotten started yet. You could say both Penn State and Northwestern have strong defenses...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz 5: Syracuse’s Keys to Beating Northwestern & Avenging Last Season’s Loss

Syracuse lost a teeth-grinder to Northwestern last season at the Dome, 42-41. Now that the venue switches to Ryan Field in Evanston, home of the Wildcats, this matchup between the Orange and purple even more interesting. No. 17 Northwestern picked up a win last weekend over Cal 44-30, and the Wildcats know they belong in the Top 25 rankings. The Northwestern defense had trouble limiting...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

High Alert: Allen Stumbles in 1st Start, What if it Happens Again Saturday?

The first game of the Drew Allen era at Syracuse is in the books, and it was, interesting, to say the least. The offense struggled to move the ball, only scoring touchdowns after a 55-yard pass and a long interception return set them up with extremely short fields. Even then, the Orange could only score on running plays. Allen finished the game just 16/37 for 189 yards, which is...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Under the Hood: Here’s How Syracuse Can Fix the Problems from Saturday

Syracuse is preparing for Northwestern this week by looking at what went wrong against the Nittany Lions in a close loss for SU. While some rookie head coaches would overreact in this situation, Scott Shafer seems calm and collected. The Orange will try to sort these issues out before heading into Evanston this Saturday against #22 Northwestern. The glaring issue Saturday was the...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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