Selection Snapshot: Syracuse Orange

Louisville's big win over Rutgers last night gave Syracuse a share of the Big East title, but the Cardinals will likely earn the BCS berth. While the Orange won't be headed to the Orange Bowl, they could be paying a visit to Orange County this holiday season.

Record: 7-5
Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 2-5
Key Wins: vs. Louisville (45-26), @ Missouri (31-27)
Key Losses: @ USC (42-29), @ Rutgers (23-15)
Last Bowl Appearance: 2010 Pinstripe Bowl vs. Kansas State (Win, 36-34)
Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: 2004 Champs Sports Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Loss, 51-14)

Top Players:

  • Ryan Nassib, QB: 3,619 passing yards (9th in FBS), 26 total touchdowns, 3rd in ACC in scoring
  • Jerome Smith, RB: 1,019 rushing yards, 5.1 yards per carry
  • Alec Lemon, WR: 70 receptions, 1,063 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns

Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:

vs. Clemson: 1-0, last meeting 1/1/1996 -- Won 41-0 (Gator Bowl)
vs. Florida State: 1-5, last meeting 10/1/2005 -- Lost 38-14
vs. Georgia Tech: 0-2, last meeting 12/21/2004 -- Lost 51-14 (Champs Sports Bowl)
vs. North Carolina State: 0-6, last meeting 10/1/1998 -- Lost 38-17
vs. Virginia Tech: 9-8, last meeting 10/11/2003 -- Lost 51-7

About The Author

Adam Soucie
Adam Soucie Digital Media Assistant

Adam (Frankfort, Ill.) joined FCSports in 2012 after spending last year on the media relations committee. A graduate of Full Sail University, he spent the last three years as the Director of Communications first for the Orlando Predators, and then for Orlando City Soccer Club. He was responsible for building the framework of their social networking strategies.

Adam enjoys spending his non-football weekends with his wife and daughter at the Disney Parks and is an avid comic collector/proud nerd.