Syracuse leads the series, 29-9-1. The Owls defeated the Orangemen last season in Philadelphia, 17-16. Syracuse won the 2001 contest at the Carrier Dome, 45-3.
Both teams had last Saturday off, after losing their contests the previous week. Pittsburgh defeated Syracuse 34-14 while the Owls lost to Rutgers, 30-14.
Syracuse travels to Miami next Saturday, while Temple host Virginia Tech.
Syracuse head coach Paul Pasqualoni is in his 13th season coaching the Orange. Pasqualoni needs one more victory to hit the century mark for wins at SU. He is 99-50-1. During his first 12 seasons, Pasqualoni's teams averaged 7.92 wins per season. In his 18 years as a head coach, he has a record of 133-67-1, which ranks 10th on the NCAA Division 1-A list of winningest acttive coaches by percentage (.66418) and 10th on the list by victories.
Bobby Wallace is in his sixth season coaching the Owls. The Owls have a 10-game winning streak under Wallace when scoring 30 points or more. In addition, TU is 10-3 (.769) when holding its foe to 20 points or fewer.
Anderson Surpasses 100 Completions For 2003
Senior quarterback R.J. Anderson has completed 104 passes this season.
Former Syracuse University football coach Dick MacPherson was honored as the 2003 Gridiron Club of Greater Boston's Man of the Year at a banquet on October 23. MacPherson, who currently is the SU radio analyst, coached at SU from 1980-1990.
Student-Athletes To Be Recognized
The 2002 Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll will be scrolled prior to today's game. Two hundred and eight one student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 average during the spring semester, including 150 who earned a 3.4 or better.
Orange Plus Hall of Fame
Former volleyball standout Jennifer Murphy will be recognized at halftime for her induction into the Orange Plus Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and luncheon was held this past Thursday.
Football Tuesday Luncheons
Join the Orange Pack and other football fans at the weekly Tuesday Football Luncheons at Drumlins County Club. The luncheons which are held at noon, following every football game, give fans a chance to interact with a few of the players, hear from members of the coaching staff, view highlights of the previous week's game and hear what the team anticipates for the coming week.
The cost of the luncheon is $9.00 for members of the Orange Pack and $12.00 for non-members. There is also the option of prepaying for a table of 10. If you are interested in having a reserved table at the luncheons, you may contact Maura Donovan in the Orange Pack Office at 315-443-2618.
The Office of Alumni Relations and the Orange Pack office will host pre-game events throughout the season on the Quad near Hendricks Chapel. The pre-game events begin two hours prior to the games, with the exception of the Notre Dame (three hours prior).
Hamburgers, hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches and baked beans from Dinosaur Barbecue are available for purchase. The SU Marching Band will perform on the Quad.
For more information on home and away pre-game events, visit the Office of Alumni Relations on line at www.syr.edu/alumni or call 800-SUALUMS or 315-443-3258.
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