Syracuse head coach Dino Babers sat down with us as part of the ACC Kickoff and discussed his team’s 10-win campaign, how to close the gap on Clemson, the type of player he’s looking to recruit and what gets him excited about coaching.

Dino Babers at ACC Kickoff

Syracuse at a glance (compiled by Menachem Muller)

      Overall           Conference

Syracuse Orange                      10-3                     6-2                Won Camping Bowl against W. Virginia

Dino Babers 4th season          18-19                 10-14

 Offense 2018 ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Points Per game 40.2 2 11
Rushing Yards per game 202.1 5 34
Passing yards per game 264.7 4 31
Total yards per game 466.8 2 18
Defense
Points allowed per game 27.0 6 65
Rushing yards allowed per game 162.5 8 65
Passing yards allowed per game 264.1 12 116
Total yards allowed per game 426.5 10 86

The Orange return 15 starters, 6 on offense, 7 on defense, and the Kicker and Punter.

    Statistical Leaders Returning

RB Games Yards TD AVG
Moe Neal 13 997 5 5.9
WR Games Yards TD REC
Sean Riley 13 793 3 64
Nykeim Johnson 12 574 4 41
Taj Harris 11 565 3 40
Defense Tackles TFL INT Sacks
Alton Robinson 39 17.0 0 10.0
Kendall Coleman 32 12.0 0 10.0
Christopher Fredrick 55 1.0 3 0
Evan Foster 86 5.5 1 2.0
Andre Cisco 60 1.0 7 0

Returning Starters Offense  

RB Moe Neal                        

WR Sean Riley

WR Nykeim Johnson

WR Taj Harris

C Evan Adams

RT Airon Servais

Returning Starters Defense

DE Alton Robinson

DE Kendall Coleman

DT McKinley Williams

CB Christopher Fredrick

CB Scoop Bradshaw

S Evan Foster

S Andre Cisco

Special Teams

K Andre Szmyt

P Sterling Hofrichter 

Key Losses

QB Eric Dungey

RB Dontae Strickland

WR Jamal Custis

LT Cody Conway

LG Aaron Roberts

RT Koda Martin

DT Chris Slayton

LB Ryan Guthrie

LB Kielan Whitner

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