Syracuse football

Syracuse football falls to No. 8 Miami 27-19: Brent Axe recap

Syracuse lost to No. 8 Miami on Saturday afternoon. There is no getting around this fact.

So why does the collective feeling among the Orange fan base, as fickle a bunch as you can find, give off a vibe like it didn’t?

Maybe we’re still punch drunk from the Clemson win or the string of sunny October days in Central New York has raised our Vitamin D counts to a shinny, happy level, but SU fans are feeling pretty good right now.

Beating Miami would have been nice. It would have marked the first time in program history Syracuse had defeated Top 10 teams in consecutive weeks.

Maybe that’s a lot to ask Syracuse right now. Their skills are impressive. But they’re not a Jedi yet. Syracuse has defeated the No. 2 team in the country and lost to three other Top 25 teams all by less than 10 points.

“There are a lot of positives,” coach Dino Babers said, “it’s just hard to swallow when you don’t win.”

“I guarantee you people aren’t excited about playing us,” Babers said. “The four teams that are left, they’re not saying, ‘Ohh goody, here comes Syracuse.’

“I guarantee you that.”

Syracuse has remaining games at Florida State, at Louisville and home games against Wake Forest and Boston College.

“Whatever happens, happens,” Franklin said. “We beat Clemson. Now it’s looking a little funky. Now it’s looking like we can beat anyone on our schedule.”

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