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1990 Syracuse Orangemen football
Aloha Bowl champion
Aloha Bowl, W 28–0 vs. Arizona
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
1990 record7–4–2
Head coachDick MacPherson (10th season)
CaptainJohn Flannery, Duane Kinnon, Gary McCummings & Rob Thomson[1]
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1989
1991 →
1990 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 14 Louisville         10 1 1
No. 3 Miami         10 2 0
No. 4 Florida State         10 2 0
No. 6 Notre Dame         9 3 0
No. 11 Penn State         9 3 0
Louisiana Tech         8 3 1
Southern Miss         8 4 0
Temple         7 4 0
Syracuse         7 4 2
Army         6 5 0
Northern Illinois         6 5 0
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 6 0
Southwestern Louisiana         5 6 0
Navy         5 6 0
Memphis         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Tulane         4 7 0
West Virginia         4 7 0
Akron         3 7 1
Arkansas State         3 7 1
Pittsburgh         3 7 1
Rutgers         3 8 0
Tulsa         3 8 0
Cincinnati         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. This season marked the end of two eras for Syracuse football. First, it was Dick MacPherson's final year as head coach. He would leave to coach the 1991 New England Patriots. Second, it was the final season for Syracuse football as an independent. Starting with the 1991 season, the Big East Conference, of which Syracuse was a founding member, began sponsoring football competition.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 318:00 PMvs. No. 9 USCRaycomL 16–3457,293
September 87:30 PMTempleW 19–938,925
September 157:30 PMNo. 19 Michigan State
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, New York
ESPNT 23–2349,822
September 2212:30 PMNo. 25 Pittsburgh
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, New York
JPST 20–2047,996
October 67:00 PMat VanderbiltW 49–1430,037
October 132:00 PMat Penn StateCBSL 21–2786,002
October 2012:00 PMRutgers
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, New York
JPSW 42–049,521
October 2712:00 PMat ArmyJPSW 26–1441,153
November 312:00 PMat Boston CollegeJPSW 35–632,213
November 101:30 PMTulane
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, New York
L 24–2648,488
November 1712:00 PMat West VirginiaJPSW 31–744,669
November 247:30 PMat No. 2 Miami (FL)ESPNL 7–3366,196
December 253:30 PMvs. ArizonaABCW 28–032,217

RosterEdit

1990 Syracuse Orangemen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 7 Carpenter, RobRob Carpenter Jr
C 71 Erickson, DanDan Erickson Sr
WR 82 Ferrell, KerryKerry Ferrell So
C 53 Flannery, JohnJohn Flannery Sr
TE 84 Gedney, ChrisChris Gedney So
QB 5 Graves, MarvinMarvin Graves So
WR 45 Ismail, QadryQadry Ismail So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 9 Joseph, DwayneDwayne Joseph Fr
LB 52 Young, GlenGlen Young So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 4 O'Neill, PatPat O'Neill Fr
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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