Former conference foes face off in New York in Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl.
The Syracuse Orange and West Virgina Mountaineers will only play for the George Steinbrenner Trophy, and not the Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy, Saturday, Dec. 29, when the former long-time Big East Conference rivals face off in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Syracuse Orange are awaiting bowl invitations, which will come Sunday. Rutgers is predicted to go to the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orland, FL, while Syracuse could go to the Pinstripe Bowl or BBVA Compass Bowl.
Thanks to the Louisville Cardinals' 20-17 victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Thursday night, the Syracuse Orange earned a share of the Big East Conference championship. The Orange finished the regular season 7-5 overall and 5-2 in the Big East.
By the offseason there could be many NFL teams looking for a new head coach, and according to a report Syracuse Orange head coach Doug Marrone could be a target by league executives.
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The Syracuse Orange played their final Big East Conference football game Friday, and despite trailing 10-0 after the first quarter earned a 38-20 victory over the Temple Owls. SU finishes its Big East tenure with a 76-75 record and four league titles
The Syracuse Orange become bowl eligible Saturday night by earning a comeback victory, 31-27, over the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field. SU quarterback Ryan Nassib found wide receiver Alec Lemon for a game-winning pass with 20 second remaining.
The 2013 NFL Mock Draft don't have Syracuse Orange senior quarterback Ryan Nassib a first-round prospect just yet, however, the third-year starter is quickly moving up big boards. By the time its all said and done, will he be like Chandler Jones?
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Behind over 500 yards of total offense Saturday the Syracuse Orange routed the No. 11-ranked Louisville Cardinals, 45-26, Saturday in a Big East Conference football game. Syracuse improves to 5-5 overall, while Louisville falls to 9-1.