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Syracuse misses golden opportunity, loses at Clemson, 27-23 (full coverage)

Nobody gave Syracuse football a chance to come into Death Valley and continue this charmed season unbeaten.

The Orange, entering the game as 25-point underdogs, gave the Tigers everything they wanted in a 27-23 loss here Saturday afternoon before faltering in the final minute, succumbing to a relentless rushing attack and defensive front.

Clemson turned to freshman Chase Brice after Trevor Lawrence was knocked out of the game late in the first half after absorbing a hit to the head. Read More

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MORE COVERAGE & REACTION ONLINE:

Recap: Orange Come Up Short at No. 3 Clemson, 27-23 (Cuse.com)
Clemson 27, Syracuse 23: Orange Can’t Hold On (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse football box score at Clemson (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse loses 27-23 to No. 3 Clemson: Three takeaways (NunesMagician.com)
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says Syracuse game ranks among biggest wins (Syracuse.com)
Down 2 QBs, No. 3 Clemson rallies past Syracuse, 27-23 (WHEC)
Why Dino Babers pocketed timeouts in Syracuse football’s decisive 4th quarter (Syracuse.com)
What happened on penalty that negated Syracuse football’s 4th-down play at Clemson? (Syracuse.com)
Clemson sneaks by Syracuse (Daily Messenger)
Watch Dino Babers’ news conference after Syracuse football’s loss at Clemson (Syracuse.com)


PREVIEW:

Death Valley awaits.

Two of major college football’s 21 unbeaten teams tangle Saturday when the Orange (4-0, 1-0 ACC) head to Memorial Stadium for a date with Atlantic Coast Conference rival No. 3 Clemson (4-0, 1-0 ACC). Kickoff is set for 12 p.m., and the game will be televised nationally on ABC.

Last season’s showdown against the then-No. 2 Tigers inside the Carrier Dome was one for the ages. In front of a raucous home crowd, the Orange stunned Clemson, winning 27-24 behind senior quarterback Eric Dungey’s three touchdown passes. The Orange defense held Clemson to 113 yards rushing, well below its season average of 237.3 per game, and recorded four sacks.

The victory marked the first time Syracuse had ever beaten a second-ranked team in the Associated Press Poll. The Tigers were the highest-ranked Orange victim since Syracuse’s historic upset of No. 1 Nebraska in 1984. Read More

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Preview: Syracuse, No. 3 Clemson tangle in unbeaten showdown (Cuse.com)
What channel is Syracuse football-Clemson on? TV, time, live stream info (Syracuse.com)
Opponent preview: What to know about No. 3 Clemson (Daily Orange)
Dino Babers doesn’t want to go viral, but we’re happy it happens (LINKS) (NunesMagician.com)
Game day beer picks: Syracuse vs. Clemson (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse vs. Clemson official TNIAAM predictions & poll (NunesMagician.com)

Where would a Clemson upset rank in Syracuse football history? (NunesMagician.com)
Opponent preview: What to know about No. 3 Clemson (Daily Orange)
Syracuse vs. Clemson preview: Five things to watch (NunesMagician.com)
Our beat writers unanimously pick Clemson over Syracuse (Daily Orange)
Beat writer Q&A: Orange and White’s Marcel Louis-Jacques discusses Clemson (Daily Orange)
To see is to believe, but we may need to see more here first (NunesMagician.com)
Moe Neal receiving the main share of SU’s carries (Daily Orange)
Syracuse uniforms: Orange helmets, white jerseys & white pants (NunesMagician.com)
Clemson not likely to overlook Syracuse after last year’s loss at the Dome (NunesMagician.com)
ACC teleconference: Dino Babers talks movies, running backs, and defense (NunesMagician.com)
Orange Weekly: Can Syracuse football upset Clemson? (video) (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse vs. Clemson: TV/streaming, time, odds, history & more (NunesMagician.com)
Dino Babers, Dabo Swinney react to Clemson QB Kelly Bryant’s transfer (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse vs. Clemson preview: Q&A with Shakin the Southland (NunesMagician.com)
TNIAAP: Syracuse vs. Clemson preview (NunesMagician.com)
Clemson QB Kelly Bryant to transfer ahead of Syracuse rematch (Syracuse.com)
Babers previews Clemson ahead of Saturday’s game (Daily Orange)

Dabo Swinney calls Eric Dungey ‘a baller’ (3 things Clemson coach said) (Syracuse.com)
Babers says it’ll take ‘an almost spotless game’ to beat Clemson on Saturday (Daily Orange)
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Syracuse to wear ‘Coach to Cure MD’ patches (Cuse.com)
D.O. sportscast: What our beat writers expect against No. 3 Clemson (Daily Orange)
Who’s the ACC’s nooner-iest team? It’s definitely Pitt. (NunesMagician.com)
Carrier Dome went extra mile for fan with allergy (Your letters) (Syracuse.com)
Dino Babers knows Clemson, its fans are out for payback vs. Syracuse (Syracuse.com)
Babers says it’ll take ‘an almost spotless game’ to beat Clemson on Saturday (Daily Orange)
Syracuse football depth chart: Ravian Pierce out vs. Clemson (NunesMagician.com)
Clemson will start freshman QB Trevor Lawrence vs. Syracuse football (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse opens at +21 vs. Clemson, and line keeps rising (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse football-Clemson betting line: Orange is massive underdog (Syracuse.com)
Breaking down SU’s offensive play-calling vs. UConn (NunesMagician.com)
Stock watch: Alton Robinson, Moe Neal up; Dontae Strickland down after win over UConn (Daily Orange)
Sean Riley, Eric Dungey, Alton Robinson receive ACC honors (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse Bowl Watch: BLESS YOU, ESPN’S MITCH SHERMAN (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse football-Pitt kick time set for 12:20 p.m. (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse safety Evan Foster expected to play at Clemson (depth chart) (Syracuse.com)
How can Syracuse football upset Clemson again? (commentary) (Syracuse.com)

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