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1986 Syracuse Orangemen football
ConferenceIndependent
1986 record5–6
Head coachDick MacPherson (6th season)
CaptainPete Ewald, Jim Leible & Tim Pidgeon[1]
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State           12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
No. 20 Virginia Tech           9 2 1
No. 19 Boston College           9 3 0
Tulsa           7 4 0
Florida State           7 4 1
Army           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Rutgers           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
South Carolina           3 6 2
Tulane           4 7 0
West Virginia           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Wichita State           3 8 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Northern Illinois           2 9 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by sixth-year head coach Dick MacPherson and played their home games in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse finished with a 5–6 record and did not qualify for a bowl game.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 6Mississippi StateL 17–2434,216
September 13at ArmyL 28–3338,822
September 20Virginia Tech
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
L 17–2633,400
September 27Rutgers
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
L 10–1633,577
October 4Missouri
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 41–941,035
October 18at No. 6 Penn StateL 3–4285,512
October 25at TempleW 27–2419,422
November 1Pittsburgh
W 24–2034,114
November 8Navy
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 31–2236,796
November 15at Boston CollegeL 9–2732,000
November 22at West VirginiaW 34–2340,106
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Sources:[2][1]

RosterEdit

1986 Syracuse Orange football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 68 Bennett, TomTom Bennett Fr
TE 87 Davis, PatPat Davis So
RB 36 Drummond, RobertRobert Drummond So
TE 89 Dougherty, TerryTerry Dougherty Fr
G 56 Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett Sr
T 69 Garrity, ShawnShawn Garrity Sr
G 64 Jenkins, KenKen Jenkins Sr
RB 32 Johnston, DarylDaryl Johnston So
TE 84 Kelly, PatPat Kelly Jr
C 77 Leible, JimJim Leible Sr
QB 9 McPherson, DonDon McPherson Jr
RB 43 Nelson, LenLen Nelson So
WR 18 Pennyfeather, WilliamWilliam Pennyfeather Fr
QB 5 Philcox, ToddTodd Philcox So
WR 16 Schwedes, ScottScott Schwedes Sr
T 76 Stoeppel, CraigCraig Stoeppel So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 85 Dominic, JohnJohn Dominic Jr
DL 71 Dove, WesWes Dove Sr
DT 94 Frase, PaulPaul Frase Jr
NG 93 Gregory, TedTed Gregory Jr
DB 24 Ingram, ChrisChris Ingram So
DB 28 Mangram, JeffJeff Mangram So
DB 10 Paul, MarkusMarkus Paul So
LB 54 Pidgeon, TimTim Pidgeon Sr
LB 99 Remo, RogerRoger Remo Sr
DB 21 Sheedy, JimJim Sheedy Sr
DL 91 Stuhlweissenburg, ClausClaus Stuhlweissenburg Jr
LB 52 Ward, DerekDerek Ward Jr
LB 90 Wooden, TerryTerry Wooden Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 4 Fox, JimJim Fox Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

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