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3-8, 5th in ACC - Atlantic
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ACC Week 13 game picks: Rivalry Week upsets

It's a split-decision between the Gators and the Seminoles, while Clemson and North Carolina should be just fine in their rivalry games.

What're the best open coaching jobs in college football? (1:58)
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5dJared Shanker

FSU's Fisher: 'Unfair' to discuss LSU speculation

FSU coach Jimbo Fisher doesn't want to get involved in speculation about a possible coaching opening at LSU, saying only that it's "unfair" to all parties involved at both schools.

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer out after season finale (2:56)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse is looking for its fourth head coach since 2005 after dismissing Scott Shafer, who has won just two ACC games over the last two years thanks in large part to devastating injuries at quarterback. This is one of the more difficult spots to coach in the Power 5, made harder with a move into the ACC's Atlantic Division. Expect the Orange to target a rising young coordinator to try and get the program on the right track.

Syracuse fires head coach

Scott Shafer was relieved of his duties as head coach of the football program. The Orange have gone 6-17 in the last two seasons and are allowing 32.3 PPG this season. Shafer will coach the final game of the season against Boston College.

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5dDavid Hale

Slumping Syracuse fires Shafer after 3-year run

Scott Shafer, whose team's defense has been among the nation's worst, is out after three seasons at Syracuse, effective after the season, the school announced.


Scoop-n-score for Orange

NC State's Jalan McClendon carelessly fumbled, Syracuse's Oliver Vigille recovered it and returned 29 yards for the touchdown. The Orange trail 42-23 in the fourth quarter.


Rout is on in Raleigh

NC State's Dakwa Nichols broke loose for a 17-yard touchdown. Syracuse trails 42-16 in the fourth quarter.


Pick-six for the Wolfpack

Syracuse QB Zack Mahoney's pass was intercepted by NC State's Darian Roseboro who returned it 20 yards for a touchdown. The Wolfpack lead 35-16 in the third quarter.


Wolfpack answer quickly

NC State QB Jacoby Brissett found Jumichael Ramos for a 5-yard touchdown to make it a two-score game. Syracuse trails 28-16 in the third quarter.


Fredericks breaks one off

Syracuse RB Jordan Fredericks broke loose for a 75-yard touchdown to draw the Orange within five points. NC State leads 21-16 in the third quarter.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State has 317 yards of offense in the first half against Syracuse, taking a 21-9 lead into the break. The Wolfpack are averaging 6.7 yards per play. Compare that to the Orange, with 0 third-down conversions and 106 total yards.


The Orange find the end zone

Syracuse QB Zack Mahoney found Ervin Philips for a 30-yard touchdown. After a failed two-point conversion, Syracuse trails NC State 21-9 late in the first half.


Wolfpack are pouring it on

NC State RB Nyheim Hines ran 4 yards for a touchdown to extend the Pack's lead to 18. Syracuse trails 21-3 late in the first half.

Team Stats

Passing Yards163.2116th
Rushing Yards163.978th
Points For27.0Tied-76th
Points Against32.395th

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