#ACCKickoff: Syracuse coach Dino Babers (AUDIO)

Dino Babers and Syracuse have gone 1-9 in November games over the last three seasons (Nell Redmond/ACC)

Following an up-and-down 2022 campaign, Syracuse will be in search of consistency in 2023. The Orange raced out to a 6-0 start in 2022 with victories over Louisville, Virginia and NC State. But a midseason loss at Clemson and a rash of injuries derailed the dream season as Syracuse limped down the stretch and finished 7-6.

The hopes are high in upstate New York, however, as 14 starters return, including quarterback Garrett Shrader (65%, 2,640 yards, 17 TDs, 7 int.) and versatile TE Oronde Gadsden II (61 catches, 969 yards). Jason Beck will take over as offensive coordinator after serving as the quarterbacks coach last season. Beck had previously worked wonders with the Virginia quarterbacks during the successful tenure of Bronco Mendenhall. The pass defense figures to improve also as four starters return to the defensive backfield.

The Orange will open Dino Babers’ eighth season against Colgate, Western Michigan, Army and Purdue before entering conference play against Clemson Sept. 30.

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers at ACC Kickoff


QB • Garrett Shrader • Sr.
TE • Oronde Gadsden • Jr.
WR • Damien Alford • Jr.
WR • Trebor Pena • Jr.
OG • Kalan Ellis • Jr.
OG • Chris Bleich • Sr.

DT • Kevon Darton • Jr.
DE • Caleb Okechukwu • Sr.
LB • Stefon Thompson • Jr.
LB • Marlowe Wax • Jr.
CB • Isaiah Johnson • Sr.
ROV • Justin Barron • Jr.
S • Alijah Clark • Jr.
S • Jason Simmons, Jr. • Sr.

Syracuse 2023 Schedule

Sept. 2nd vs. COLGATE
Sept. 16th at Purdue
Sept. 23rd vs. ARMY
Sept. 30th vs. CLEMSON
Oct. 7th at North Carolina
Oct. 14th at Florida State
Oct. 26th at Virginia Tech
Nov. 11th vs. PITTSBURGH
Nov. 18th at Georgia Tech
Nov. 25th vs. WAKE FOREST

2022 Results

7-6 Overall • 4-4 ACC
Home: 5-2 Away: 2-3 Neutral: 0-1
Sept. 3 Louisville W 31-7
Sept. 10 at UConn W 48-14
Sept. 17 vs. Purdue W 32-29
Sept. 23 vs. Virginia W 22-20
Oct. 1 vs. Wagner W 59-0
Oct. 15 vs. NC State W 24-9
Oct. 22 at Clemson L 27-21
Oct. 29 vs. Notre Dame L 41-24
Nov. 5 at Pittsuburgh L 19-9
Nov. 12 vs. Florida State L 38-3
Nov. 19 at Wake Forest L 45-35
Nov. 26 at Boston College W 32-23
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY vs. Minnesota L 28-20

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