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1989 Syracuse Orangemen football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 19–18 vs. Georgia
ConferenceIndependent
1989 record8–4
Head coachDick MacPherson (9th season)
CaptainBlake Bednarz, Dan Bucey, Rob Burnett, Michael Owens & Terry Wooden[1]
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami         11 1 0
No. 2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
No. 3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
No. 15 Penn State         8 3 1
No. 17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
No. 21 West Virginia         8 3 1
Syracuse         8 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana         7 4 0
Akron         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 4 1
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Louisiana Tech         5 4 1
Army         6 5 0
Louisville         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 5 1
Tulsa         6 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
Tulane         4 8 0
Navy         3 8 0
Rutgers         2 7 2
Boston College         2 9 0
Memphis         2 9 0
Cincinnati         1 9 1
Temple         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by ninth-year head coach Dick MacPherson and played their home games in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse finished with an 8–4 record and played in the 1989 Peach Bowl, where they beat Georgia, 19–18. They also played a regular season game in Tokyo, Japan, in the Coca-Cola Classic against Louisville.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 9at TempleNo. 14W 43–320,150
September 16ArmyNo. 11W 10–748,331
September 23at No. 13 PittsburghNo. 10L 23–3045,762
October 7No. 22 Florida StateNo. 17
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
L 10–4149,832
October 14No. 23 Penn State
L 12–3449,876
October 21at RutgersW 49–2829,276
October 28East Carolina
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 18–1648,731
November 4Boston College
W 23–1149,781
November 11at NavyW 38–1729,032
November 23No. 17 West Virginia
L 17–2446,757
December 4vs. LouisvilleW 24–1350,000
December 30vs. GeorgiaW 19–1844,911
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Sources:[2][1]

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