— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) September 16, 2018
The Syracuse Orange have been known to struggle against historically dominant programs so this victory over Florida State on Saturday was something special.
The Syracuse Orange won the football game on Saturday afternoon. Not only that, but they won the postgame celebration in their locker room after time expired.
Syracuse University’s football team went to 3-0 on the season after they completely dominated the Florida State Seminoles by a final of 30-7 on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The Seminoles were riding a four-game winning streak at the Dome. They also had won 10 straight games against the Orange since 1966 before Saturday.
Naturally with a win that significant, the Orange had to get pumped up afterwards, which is exactly what they did behind head coach Dino Babers.
Babers gave a rousing postgame speech to his players, featuring choice lines like “you just put yourself on the map.” Of course, that meeting ended with a “whose house” chant that got the players shouting once again.
The Orange did it with their starting quarterback, dual-threat Eric Dungey, on the sideline. Dungey succumbed to injury late in the second quarter, causing ‘Cuse to rely on redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito.
DeVito finished the game with an impressive line overall, completing 11 of 16 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. The redshirt freshman had limited playing time so far this season but easily handled the pressure when asked to come in Saturday afternoon.
Behind DeVito, the defense for ‘Cuse performed spectacularly, keeping Florida State scoreless until late in the fourth quarter. They also recorded four sacks on the afternoon.
Syracuse moves to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in ACC play. Coming up, they’ll be taking on UConn Sept. 22 in the Dome and then will travel to play second-ranked Clemson, who they defeated just one season ago.
Florida State came to Syracuse looking for the win. Syracuse had to teach them a lesson and that’s exactly what they did. Commence the celebrations.