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1988 Syracuse Orangemen football
Hall of Fame Bowl champion
Hall of Fame Bowl, W 23–10 vs. LSU
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
1988 record10–2
Head coachDick MacPherson (8th season)
CaptainDaryl Johnston & Markus Paul[1]
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
No. 3 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 5 West Virginia           11 1 0
Southern Miss           10 2 0
No. 13 Syracuse           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
Louisville           8 3 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Northern Illinois           7 4 0
Pittsburgh           6 5 0
Memphis State           6 5 0
[[{{{school}}}|Southwest Louisiana]]           6 5 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
Akron           5 6 0
Penn State           5 6 0
Tulane           5 6 0
Louisiana Tech           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulsa           4 7 0
Boston College           3 8 0
Cincinnati           3 8 0
East Carolina           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season.[2] The Orangemen were led by eighth-year head coach Dick MacPherson and played their home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. They were invited to the 1989 Hall of Fame Bowl, where they defeated LSU.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 3TempleW 31–2141,727
September 10at Ohio StateL 9–2689,768
September 24Virginia Tech
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 35–041,118
October 1Maryland
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 20–945,197
October 8Rutgers
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 34–2048,798
October 15at Penn StateW 24–1085,916
October 22at East CarolinaNo. 19W 38–1416,450
November 5NavyNo. 16
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 49–2149,784
November 12at Boston CollegeNo. 15W 45–2032,000
November 19at No. 4 West VirginiaNo. 14L 9–3165,127
December 3PittsburghNo. 18
W 24–749,860
January 2vs. No. 16 LSUNo. 17W 23–1049,860
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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