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2004 Syracuse Orange football team

The 2004 Syracuse Orange football team represented Syracuse University during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Orange were coached by Paul Pasqualoni and played their home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.

2004 Syracuse Orange football
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
Big East co-champion
ConferenceBig East Conference
2004 record0–6, 6 wins vacated (0–2 Big East, 4 wins vacated)
Head coachPaul Pasqualoni (14th season)
CaptainJulian Pollard
Walter Reyes
Matt Tarullo[1]
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 49,262)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Pittsburgh $+   4 2         8 4  
No. 21 Boston College +   4 2         9 3  
West Virginia +   4 2         8 4  
Syracuse +   4 2         6 6  
Connecticut   3 3         8 4  
Rutgers   1 5         4 7  
Temple   1 5         2 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

This was the first season in which Syracuse used the nickname of Orange. Previously, Syracuse had respectively used "Orangemen" for men's sports, including football, and "Orangewomen" for women's sports.

In 2015, Syracuse vacated the six wins from this season among others from the 2005 and 2006 seasons following an eight-year NCAA investigation, as the NCAA found that some football players who committed academic fraud participated in the wins.[2][3]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 51:30 PMat No. 25 Purdue*ABCL 0–5156,827
September 116:00 PMat Buffalo*W 37–17 (vacated)29,013
September 1812:00 PMCincinnati*ESPN+W 19–7 (vacated)32,893
September 253:30 PMat No. 12 Virginia*L 10–3159,699
October 212:00 PMRutgers
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
ESPN+W 41–31 (vacated)40,153
October 97:00 PMNo. 8 Florida State*
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
ESPN2L 13–1740,359
October 217:30 PMat No. 15 West VirginiaESPNL 6–2752,909
October 301:30 PMConnecticut
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 42–30 (vacated)34,545
November 612:00 PMPittsburgh
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
ESPN+W 38–31 (vacated)37,211
November 1312:00 PMat TempleESPN+L 24–3415,564
November 271:00 PMat No. 17 Boston CollegeABCW 43–17 (vacated)44,500
December 217:45 PMvs. Georgia Tech*ESPNL 14–5128,237
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2017 Syracuse football media guide pg. 152
  2. ^ Mink, Nate. "NCAA report: Syracuse football placed on 5-year probation, self-vacates 11 wins". Syracuse Post-Standard. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  3. ^ O'Brien, John. "Summary: What did Syracuse do wrong? NCAA cites academic fraud, extra benefits, drug policy". Syracuse Post-Standard. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.suathletics.com/sports/2004/12/22/bowlBoxScore.aspx