Notre Dame-Syracuse: A football history over 100 years old

Notre Dame and Syracuse is a football series that dates back over 100 years, but also one that saw breaks in it 47 years and another 40.

Notre Dame will make just their third trip to Syracuse in program history this weekend,

the first taking place all the way back in 1914.  Notre Dame won that one 20-0 as it concluded a

 6-2 campaign for the team that was still not even known as the Fighting Irish at that point.

It’d be 47 more years until the teams met again, this one a much closer Notre Dame victory,

17-15 in the two’s first meeting at Notre Dame Stadium in 1961.  

Two years later the Irish made the return trip to Syracuse where they lost 14-7, and that was that for this series for 40 years.

Below are the details of the most recent results between Notre Dame and Syracuse as they prep to meet for the 11th time.

Notre Dame’s only previous trip to the Carrier Dome (now the JMA Wireless Dome) turned into

 the Walter Reyes show as the Syracuse running back trotted for 179 yards and five touchdowns in the blowout victory for Syracuse.

2005: Notre Dame 34, Syracuse 10 Notre Dame outgained Syracuse by nearly 200 yards as the Irish were an unpleasant host to the Orange,

 who were making their first trip to South Bend since 1961.

2008: Syracuse 24, Notre Dame 23 This is probably the most memorable game in the history of the Notre Dame-Syracuse

 series but not for any reason Fighting Irish fans want to remember.

2014: Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15 Everett Golson threw for four touchdowns as Notre Dame made their first trip to MetLife Stadium 

in their 2014 victory over Syracuse.  The win moved the Irish to 4-0 in the young season.

2016: Notre Dame 50, Syracuse 33 The highest-scoring affair in the series occurred during the highly forgettable 2016 season for Notre Dame.

  DeShone Kizer threw for 471 yards and three touchdowns in the 50-33 Fighting Irish victory.

2018: Notre Dame 36, Syracuse 3 The only meeting in this series that has featured two ranked teams took place 

2020: Notre Dame 45, Syracuse 21 Despite a frustrating start that saw Notre Dame trailing one-win Syracuse 7-3 late in the second quarter.

2022: No. 16 Syracuse vs. Notre Dame No. 16 Syracuse returns home after suffering their first loss of 2022 last week when they fell at No. 5 Clemson. 

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