Camping World Bowl | Syracuse Football’s 10th Win Over WVU


Syracuse football capped off its best season in nearly two decades, and offered a glimpse of what the future might bring, in a 34-18 victory against West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl.

The win assures Syracuse (10-3, 6-2 ACC) will finish the season ranked in the national polls for the first time since 2001, also the last year it won 10 games. This was a breakout season in the truest sense, as third-year coach Dino Babers galvanized the Orange football fan base in ways usually seen in March by the men’s basketball program.

Babers has often said this season was only the start of great things to come. A sign that might come to fruition was Babers’ decision to debut a pair of transfers for the first time in their Orange careers, two skill position players who figure to be prominent contributors for the next two seasons.

Junior running back Abdul Adams and junior receiver Trishton Jackson accounted for three Syracuse touchdowns, but the game’s signature play came from a pair of offensive stars who have been with SU from the jump of this reclamation project under Babers.