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Clemson-Syracuse Recap.
By Mike Lindsley

SU topped #2 Clemson 27-24 at the Carrier Dome in arguably the biggest win in program history. Here are 10 takeaways.

1. Eric Dungey. The best player on the field. He may get Syracuse to a bowl game if he’s healthy all season. He had to play near-perfect football to beat Clemson. Dungey did exactly that.

2. SU converted on 3rd down. Clemson did not. Huge part of the game.

3. Everyone will say the Carrier Dome is back with its crowd and home field advantage. Remember who the opponent was on this day. The opponent brought the crowd.

4. How about the Clemson streaks ended by the Orange? 20-game ACC Atlantic Division win streak and 11-game winning streak overall.

5. SU defense. Improving every week. Four sacks. Season-high.

6. The Orange set the tone right from the beginning, taking it to the Clemson defense, one of the best in the country. And you could tell. The Tigers were lost early.

7. Clemson has some fan base. Respectful and kind.

8. Welcome back, Cole Murphy.

9. Those Syracuse fans who have hung in there and committed to the program during the dark years, this one is for you, too.

10. This game checks off so many boxes. Showcase game nationally on ESPN, Friday night, 7 PM, when not a lot of sports are on. Huge win in the recruiting battle for commits and those looking at Syracuse. Hurts Clemson’s playoff chances. Dino Babers’ marquee win. Likely a program-changing win. Another game where Syracuse shows it can run and play with four and five-star guys.
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