Syracuse Football Receives Verbal from 3-Star Commit Marquise Blair

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via scout The commits just keep coming in. Safety Marquise Blair is the latest recruit to join the 2015 Orange football class. The verbal commitment now brings the new Orange class to 15 members. At 6’3”, 180 lbs., the 3-star recruit is predicted to play safety, but could make a switch to outside linebacker if he has...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheaper By The Dozen: Andrejas Duerig Bolsters SU Offensive Line Even More

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via scout The Orange landed its 12th commitment of the 2015 recruiting class Tuesday: 6’4”, 281-pound offensive lineman Andrejas Duerig. The Mount Carmel High School monster is the fifth offensive lineman to pledge Orange. Duerig joins another Illinois recruit: OT Cody Conway, of Plainfield, Ill. In as many years, Syracuse...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

ID’ing the Run Game: SU Football’s 2015 Class Is Developing a Theme Early On

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via espn With 3-star New Jersey running back Dontae Strickland committing to Syracuse over the weekend, the Orange now totals six offensive commitments. As it turns out, each player produces in the offensive backfield or along the offensive line. Building the run game seems like a top priority for Scott Shafer. This doesn’t...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at Syracuse’s 3 2015 Verbal Commitments

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via msgvarsity Syracuse currently has three verbal commits for the 2015 high school class. They are running back Tyrone Perkins from Locust Valley, New York; running back Jordan Fredericks from Cedarhurst, New York; and cornerback Gerald Robinson from Hialeah, Florida. Tyrone Perkins is a 6’0’’, 190-pound speedster...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Running On: Syracuse Lands Second 2015 Commit, Running Back Jordan Fredericks

  via Newsday Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news Scott Shafer and the rest of the SU football’s coaching staff are clearly addressing the future of the running game. The Orange added Lawrence Senior High School (Cedarhurst, NY) running back Jordan Fredericks last night, via The pickup makes it two commits now for the 2015 class, both...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Trading Up: Syracuse Running Backs Have Talent to Produce on Gridiron

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news When something good comes to an end, it usually makes way for something good to take its place. That is exactly what Syracuse has heading into its second season in the ACC, but at the running back position. Jerome Smith has declared for the NFL Draft, so the top two guys at the position come down to senior Prince-Tyson...
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April 04, 2014  |  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

Pitt and SU meet with bowl eligibility at stake

The regular season is down to two games for the newcomers in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Pittsburgh and Syracuse are feeling some extra pressure. That both are longtime rivals and refugees of the Big East and have five wins apiece makes Saturday's matchup in the Carrier Dome very intriguing: the winner qualifies for the postseason and the loser takes another step closer...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Grinding it Out: McFarlane, Morris II are next Wave of Syracuse Running Backs

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via Syracuse Media As the season winds down, the Orange has turned to freshmen Devante McFarlane and George Morris II for more carries. Both have been effective with McFarlane averaging nearly seven yards per carry and Morris averaging over four yards per carry. Each has shown burst of speeds that Jerome Smith and Prince...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Fizz Five: Syracuse Puts FSU Beating Behind It, Focus Turns to Bowl Eligibility

Photo via The no. 2 Seminoles may have handed the Orange an expected whooping Saturday 59 – 3 at Doak Campbell Stadium, but Syracuse knows its biggest challenges are before it. The nation’s second-highest scoring offense accumulated over 500 total yards and controlled the entire game. Florida State officially ran the table in the ACC with the win and sets itself...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse H Back Brisley Estime out for FSU game with broken hand

Starting Syracuse H back Brisley Estime will be out of action for at least the Florida State game Saturday and probably the rest of the season. The 5′-9″ 185 lb. freshman did not see much playing time for the Orange until the eighth game of the season in a 13-0 win over Wake Forest. Estime caught nine passes for 62 yds. and a touchdown in his first start against the Demon Deacons...
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November 15, 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

Syracuse bye week both good and bad

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer Bye weeks can be good and bad - good because it gives players time to heal, bad because it can let their minds focus on the wrong thing. Nobody knows that better than Syracuse's Scott Shafer. ''All losses hurt. All losses you feel bad about,'' Shafer said Tuesday. ''When you have a bye week, it has...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

FizzCast Spotlight: Running Backs Coach DeAndre Smith

Syracuse has racked up 685 rushing yards over its last two games. Jerome Smith, Prince-Tyson Gulley and Terrel Hunt ran the ball collectively for over nine yards a pop against NC State on Saturday. What is going so well for the Orange ground attack? Syracuse running backs coach DeAndre Smith has the answers. He stepped into the Fizz Spotlight this week to discuss the run game...
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October 16, 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

Syracuse beats NC State 24-10 in 1st ACC road game

Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley each ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown to help Syracuse beat North Carolina State 24-10 on Saturday. Smith finished with 140 yards and ran for a 1-yard score in the first quarter for the Orange (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Gulley ran for 132 yards and the 18-yard go-ahead score with 6:13 left, helping Syracuse win its first...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Has the NCPA Movement Made Waves in the Orange Locker Room?

The three most important letters surrounding college athletics these days are “APU”—All Players United, that is. That’s the message the National Collegiate Players Association made a week and a half ago when several top college football players from multiple institutions across the country wore wristbands with the acronym “APU” visible for every little ESPN camera to...
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October 02, 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

Position Battle Preview: Running Back

George Morris was arguably the most impressive player during the spring for the Orange. Devante McFarlane also showed flashes of his supreme talent. Will they be able to get on the field for significant playing time with the return of Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley? Mike McAllister and John Garcia Jr. debate that and more inside.
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Syracuse RB George Morris is Looking to Make a Name for Himself – Literally

For the last time, it’s George Morris the SECOND. We’re only six weeks away from Syracuse’s season opener against Penn State so let’s get his bloodlines in order. The redshirt freshman running back is poised for a solid season behind leaders Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley and Morris is on the campaign trail to educate Orange Nation. Throughout his recruitment in ...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Running Back PPR Monsters

Many college fantasy leagues around the country are using some type of point per reception (PPR) scoring, so it is imperative to identify the backs that will likely be heavily involved in the passing game this season. The value of fantasy studs like Dri Archer, Antonio Andrews, and De'Anthony Thomas is only increased when a PPR scoring system is in place. This article will focus...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Four-Deep: Syracuse’s Backfield Will Be The Offensive Strength for Years

While Syracuse’s offense will have plenty of question marks under center, the backfield looks like it could be the dominant dynamic of the attack for years. The Orange will have to break in a first-year quarterback. Whether that’s Drew Allen, Terrel Hunt, or someone else, SU will undoubtedly see some growing pains from the pocket. But the running back situation just keeps getting...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Crazy Eights: Breaking Down Every ’13 Syracuse Football Opponent in ACC

Syracuse football will begin its new season with a fresh look at plenty of places. There’s a new coach, a new quarterback, and a new conference. Now that the ACC schedule is out, The Fizz looks at every conference opponent the Orange will face this season. Clemson 41 PPG Defeated LSU in Chick-fil-A-Bowl, 25-24 Finished 2nd in ACC Atlantic (11-2) Plays Syracuse October 5 This...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Shafer Shoots Straight: Coach is Not Mincing Words About Syracuse’s Program

Scott Shafer knows how to captivate a crowd. Whether he’s standing behind the podium, or standing in front of 20,000… er, 4,000 fans inside the Dome, the man knows how to get Orange juices pumping. On Monday the hard-nosed coach spoke to guests at the Links of Erie Village Golf Course in East Syracuse. Bud Poliquin over at the Post-Standard picked out some of the more interesting quotes...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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