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Syracuse Football Schedule: 2014 Non-Conference Opponents Set

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The Orange announced their 2014 non-conference football opponents, which include Villanova, Maryland, Central Michigan and Notre Dame.

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The Syracuse Orange football program announced Wednesday their 2014 non-conference schedule, which includes Villanova, Maryland, Central Michigan and a Met Life Stadium showdown versus Notre Dame.

We already knew about the Terrapins and the Fighting Irish, but the additions of the Wildcats and Chippewas complete the non-conference slate that, at first glace, looks challenging.

The Orange will kickoff their season with a home game against Villanova on Aug. 30. The Carrier Dome will also host Maryland on Sept. 20, while the Orange will visit Central Michigan (Sept. 13) and the Meadowlands on Sept. 27th.

Other home games will feature ACC contests against Duke, Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina State -- which is a very challenging slate.

Here's a composite look at what the Orange will face in 2014:

Aug. 30: Vs. Villanova
Sept. 6: OPEN
Sept. 13: at Central Michigan
Sept: 20: Vs. Maryland
Sept. 27: Vs. Notre Dame at Met Life Stadium
ACC Home: Duke, FSU, Louisville and N.C. State
ACC Away: Boston College, Clemson, Pitt and Wake Forest