An 0-2 record against Big Ten opponents was not the kind of start Syracuse wanted in Year 1 of the ACC and the Scott Shafer eras, especially with Northwestern routing the Orange from start to finish in Week 2. Still, a quarterback switch from Drew Allen to Terrel Hunt proved effective, helping the Orange play .500 ball in the ACC despite the step up in competition, as they finished 7-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play. Though Hunt struggled early on in league play, his reliable running game helped Syracuse to impressive road wins at NC State and at Maryland. Ultimately, Hunt came through in the final seconds against Boston College to make the Orange bowl eligible before delivering a strong performance in a Texas Bowl win over Minnesota. The future looks bright in Central New York...
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