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Football

Historical Perspective: Syracuse Week

| Thursday, September 25, 2014

Series History:

  • Notre Dame and Syracuse are meeting for the seventh time in the series history. Each team has won three of the previous matchups.
  • In the last meeting, Syracuse topped Notre Dame, 24-23, in South Bend in 2008 on Notre Dame’s Senior Day. The Irish dropped to 6-5 at the time and finished 7-6 in former head coach Charlie Weis’ penultimate season at the helm. The Orange scored the game-winning touchdown with 42 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Syracuse quarterback Cameron Dantley, the son of former Irish basketball star Adrian Dantley tossed the 11-yard strike.
  • In 2005, the No. 6 Irish steamrolled Syracuse, 34-10, at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish won the following week in the regular-season finale against Stanford before falling in the Fiesta Bowl to Ohio State.
  • Forty years after they’re last meeting, Notre Dame and Syracuse faced off in 2003 at Syracuse in the regular-season finale. The Orange scored 28 second-half points to top the Irish, 38-12. Notre Dame finished 5-7 on the season and has only had one losing season since (2007).

Notable Moments:

The Observer from Nov. 24, 2008.

The Observer from Nov. 24, 2008.

 

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The Observer from Nov. 24, 2008.

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The Observer from Nov. 24, 2008.

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The Observer from Nov. 24, 2008.

The Observer from Nov. 21, 2005.Observer

The Observer from Nov. 21, 2005.

The Observer from Dec. 8, 2003.Observer

The Observer from Dec. 8, 2003.

The Observer from Dec. 8, 2003.Observer

The Observer from Dec. 8, 2003.

Top Performances:

  • In the 2005 meeting, former Irish running back Darius Walker scampered for 123 yards on 23 carriess.
  • Former Irish receiver Golden Tate tallied seven receptions for 146 yards and one touchdown in the 2008 loss to Syracuse.
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About Mike Monaco

Senior Sports Writer Mike Monaco is a senior majoring in Film, Television and Theatre with a minor in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy as well as Business Economics. The O’Neill Hall native hails from the Boston area and is an aspiring play-by-play broadcaster.

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