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The fans rushed the field and everyone got to celebrate this unbelievable win.
I couldn't believe Syracuse was leading. Or tied. Or winning in the 4th quarter. But Syracuse did just enough. Syracuse was able to make plays and stop Clemson from making them. Syracuse held on and earned the biggest program win in over 30 years. This is a program changing win. A monumental upset that will probably end up being the biggest upset of the season. I still don't believe it. I had to watch the game again Sunday just to believe it. But Syracuse took down the defending National Champions. #2 Clemson falls in the Dome 27 to 24.
Offense
A-
Syracuse on the opening drive, marched right down the field and scored. While, not a crazy stat game, Eric Dungey (20/32, 278yds, 3 TD, 0 INT) had no turnovers, and put the ball where it needed to go. The real offensive stars of the game were Ervin Phillips and Steve Ishmael, who grabbed some critical balls and kept the chains moving. An excellent performance all around, save for coughing up the ball to allow Clemson to tie the game in the first quarter. Weirdly enough, despite the speed of Syracuse's offense, Syracuse had the advantage in time of possession of 34:52. Syracuse was able to convert 8-19 on 3rd, and 2-2 on 4th. They also had more yards with 440. Just an excellent performance against the Clemson defense.
Defense
B+
Syracuse allowed some plays from both Kelly Bryant, and Zerrick Cooper, but they didn't allow any big plays. Hunter Renfrow had some big catches, but they didn't really do any damage. And that was key. Syracuse didn't allow any big plays from Clemson, a team that really isn't a regular big play team. Typically they just grind out games because they have more talent. Syracuse was able to keep them under wraps, and it helped that Bryant really couldn't run. And Cooper was the backup. Despite being on Clemson, he wasn't the starter for a reason. Either way, Syracuse was able to prevent Clemson from advancing the ball in the end zone on several drives. Syracuse limited Clemson to 2-11 on 3rd down and 0-1 on 4th (a terrible fake by the punter).
Special Teams
A-
Syracuse was able to make their two kicks, and Clemson missed a couple of theirs. Coverage was good and Syracuse didn't allow too much for Clemson, while giving Syracuse decent field position when kicks and punts could be fielded.
Coaching
A-
Just a perfect offensive strategy for Syracuse. SU called the right plays for whatever Clemson threw at them. Syracuse put themselves in a great position to be able to win the game. And they executed the plan. Dido Babers and the staff outcoached Clemson and their staff.
GPA
A- (3.56)
It was a masterful performance in a game no one gave Syracuse a shot in. It is the biggest upset for Syracuse in over 30 years. This was an epic win, and everyone correctly celebrated it with the magnitude it deserved. Syracuse played their best game and every piece played their part.
Syracuse now has no time off as they travel to undefeated #8 Miami. Syracuse hasn't played The U in a lot of years, but when they did play it didn't go well for Syracuse then either. SU will again have to show up and limit mistakes. But that is for another day. For now, we can all marvel and enjoy this huge win for a little while longer.

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