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Orange Close Season in Boston College

The Syracuse Orange lost their fifth ACC game and fourth straight, at the hands of the Pittsburgh Panthers. Now they travel to Boston College in hopes of ending their season on a winning note.

The Eagles of Boston College enter the game with a 3-4 record, hoping to finish at .500 within the conference. The Eagles are on a losing streak themselves, dropping their last two games to Louisville and a top-ranked Florida State team.

The Orange defense will be looking to pressure quarterback Tyler Murphy. Murphy has struggled this season, throwing for less than 1,500 yards with the same amount of touchdowns as he has interceptions (10).

Murphy's skill isn't all through the air, however. Murphy is the team's leading rusher with 1,054 yards on the ground, including 10 touchdowns all while averaging six yards per carry. Despite the 10 touchdowns, Murphy is not the leading touchdown scorer on the ground.

That accolade belongs to running back Jon HIllman, who has 11 touchdowns. The Eagles are a run first offense, which is something the Syracuse defense has played well against all season. Despite the amount of rushing yards allowed to Pitt, the Orange only allow 139 rushing yards per game.

With the injury bug continuing to plague the Orange, they will turn to many different players in this game. The Orange currently have 16 players on the injury list, 11 of which are listed as questionable for Saturday.

Although A.J. Long seems to be the starter for Syracuse at the quarterback position, the Orange may use more than one throughout the game. Long has thrown for over 800 yards with five total touchdowns and seven interceptions.


3-8, 1-6
Overall Record
6-5, 3-4
ACC
Conference
ACC
Scott Shafer
Head Coach
Steve Addazio
18
Points Per Game
25.7
24
Points Allowed Per Game
21.7
194.4
Passing Yards Per Game
129.5
214.5
Passing Yards Allowed Per Game
231.8
154.1
Rushing Yards Per Game
261.8
139
Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game
97.7