Florida State puts a beat down on Syracuse football, 45-14, in SU’s final home game of season

first_imgSyracuse’s bench slowly trudged onto the field, many with their heads down, despite the clock being frozen with seven seconds left in the game. Brisly Estime had tears in his eyes, though he said he wasn’t emotional. None of the players mentioned a bowl game anymore, just playing competitive against Pittsburgh next week — none even mentioned a win.SU head coach Dino Babers declared a week earlier that Syracuse was down to its last strike. “Now we can’t miss a pitch. It’s a full count and if it’s close, we’re going to have to swing at it.”And the Orange (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) followed it up with a 45-14 blowout loss to No. 17 Florida State (8-3, 5-3) in the Carrier Dome in SU’s final home game of the year. By Babers’ logic, Syracuse struck out. But even he backed away from his statement when asked directly what the count is following the loss, opting not to address it at all.“I think we didn’t play very well against a very, very good football team,” he said in response. “I thought the defense gave us turnovers. I mean those guys are hard to stop. And defense gave us a lot of turnovers. (Estime) did some nice jobs on the special teams trying to give us an opportunity. Sean (Riley) did some nice things in the opportunity. But offensively it was just very difficult to move the ball.”SU no longer controls its own destiny. A win against Pitt in its final game would put the Orange in position for a bowl game, but only if 5-7 teams are needed to fill the allotment and if SU’s academic progress rate is good enough to get a bid.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Dino Babers: Eric Dungey hasn’t received second opinion on injuryGrade SU’s performance against FSU and vote for player of the gameSee how Syracuse fans reacted to the game on social media Syracuse couldn’t replicate the improbable upset of then-No.17 Virginia Tech from a month earlier that led to students and fans storming the field. Instead, it had fans streaming out of the Dome before the fourth quarter as its bowl hopes were dealt a near-crushing blow.The Seminoles scored on their first two drives of the game, going a total of 131 yards in nine plays and under four minutes. FSU quarterback Deondre Francois found two receivers for scores of 15 and 16 yards, respectively, with the help of blown coverages by the Orange.Even when the defense buckled down, the offense couldn’t capitalize. Zack Mahoney threw two picks and SU totaled minus-seven yards on two drives in the first half that started in FSU territory.The Orange fouled off a few pitches by way of a 46-yard Hail Mary pass to Amba Etta-Tawo as time expired in the second quarter for SU’s only score of the half. And a touchdown pass to Ervin Philips after FSU muffed a punt at its own 22.But none of its positive plays could erase the beat down that was happening throughout the rest of the game or clear the count on the season.Mahoney threw two interceptions and was sacked eight times. FSU’s Dalvin Cook ran for 225 yards and four touchdowns — only eight fewer yards than SU’s entire offense.When Orange cornerback Chris Fredrick recovered a fumble with 13 minutes left in the game there was no reaction from the crowd or the players on the field. Fredrick just jogged to the sideline with the ball and high-fived one assistant coach. Most of the fans had already left the 42-14 game anyway.Leading up to the Florida State game, Babers was still talking about SU’s first bowl game in three years. With two wins, the Orange would have been guaranteed a spot. But with one win, which is still possible, SU had what Babers called “a chance,” that it was fortunate to have.Afterward, his tone changed.“The main thing is we’re trying to send the seniors out on a proper note,” Babers said. “We need to go out there, and we need to play a good football game — a competitive football game down to the fourth quarter when we have a chance to win. And I think that’s the key to bouncing back from all this stuff and trying to send the seniors out on a positive note.” Comments Published on November 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Alternative Method to Sell Your Home Expanding

first_imgAlternative Method to Sell Your Home Expanding in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Zillow announced that Portland, Oregon, has become the 12th market where it can now directly buy homes, giving homeowners a new way to sell their properties. “Sellers across the country have shown that they are looking for an easier, less stressful way to sell their home,” said Zillow Brand President Jeremy Wacksman. “We’re excited to launch our first market in the Pacific Northwest today, giving potential home sellers in Portland and Vancouver the certainty and transparency they want when selling their home. Zillow Offers provides a seamless transaction experience, helping sellers move on to the next step in their life.”The markets of Vancuver, British Columbia, and Washington can also use this new feature to request a cash offer from Zillow. Zillow stated that selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences, and a recent survey from Zillow found more than a third of home sellers said the process “left them in tears.” Zillow Offers was first launched in Phoenix last April, and is currently available in Las Vegas, Nevada; Atlanta, Georgia; Denver, Colorado; Charlotte, North Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Riverside, California; Dallas, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Orlando, Florida. Zillow also has plans to expand this service to additional markets by the end of Q1 2020, bringing the total number of planned Zillow Offers markets to at least 20.Zillow works with local agents and brokers on every transaction. Zillow pays a commission to local real estate agents when it buys and sells a home. A Portland broker will represent Zillow in each transaction.According to Zillow, more than 100,000 homeowners across the nation as of May 2019 have requested a cash offer from Zillow to buy their house. And the selling market may be now, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that stated 46% Americans in Q2 2019 believe now is the time to sell. Optimism in selling increased from 37% in Q1 2019, and NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said moderate increases in home prices is a contributing factor.“With home price appreciation slowing, home sellers understand that the days of large price gains from holding an extra year are over,” Yun said.  2019 Housing Market home seller Zillow 2019-07-17 Mike Albanesecenter_img 16 days ago 247 Views Sharelast_img read more