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Orange dominated by #17 Florida State at the Dome (full coverage)

Led by 225 rushing yards and four touchdowns by Dalvin Cook, No. 17 Florida State defeated Syracuse on Senior Day at the Carrier Dome, 45-14. The Seminoles scored touchdowns on their first two possessions of the game to take control early. Quarterback Deondre Francois was 18-of-28 passing for 315 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Zack Mahoney started the game at quarterback for the Orange in place of the injured Eric Dungey and was 16-of-36 passing for 196 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Ervin Philips was the Orange’s top receiver with seven receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. Brisly Estime added six catches for 46 yards, while Amba Etta-Tawo had two grabs for 58 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown reception on the final play of the first half.

Florida State set the tone early, scoring back-to-back touchdowns on its first two drives. That momentum would carry through the rest of the game, as the Seminoles would go on do dominate the Orange 45-14.

Read more on Saturday’s action here.

Highlights from Saturday

Press Conferences

Coverage from around the region

#17 Florida State Tops Orange, 45-14 (Cuse.com)
Florida State puts a beat down on Syracuse football, 45-14, in SU’s final home game of season (Daily Orange)
Three things we learned from Syracuse’s loss to Florida State (NunesMagician.com)
Best and worst from Syracuse football loss to Florida State (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse was no match for Florida State (The Citizen)
No. 17 Florida State beats Syracuse 45-14 (WHEC)

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