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Syracuse football wearing all-orange for ‘Orange Out’ vs. North Carolina

We’ve known for some time this would be an “orange out” game, so it only makes sense that we’d wear the color.

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When the Syracuse Orange face the North Carolina Tar Heels this weekend, there will be no mistaking what the school colors and team name are (for once).

As we’ve known for some time now, Saturday is the showcase event of homecoming Orange Central, and that means SU is going with an “Orange Out” for the event. There are t-shirts to buy, and friends and bars to become reacquainted with. But it also means the Orange will actually wear... orange for the game, as was confirmed on Friday.

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Since we’ve actually had all of the orange uniform elements in our possession (2015), SU has worn these duds five times total — though just twice before Saturday with Dino Babers as coach.

Syracuse beat Pitt wearing all-orange in 2017, and were blown out by Louisville wearing them in the second game of 2016. Under Scott Shafer, they were 2-1 in all-orange, with wins over Boston College and Wake Forest (both 2015) and a loss to USF (again, in 2015).

As the Orange do wear the orange-colored helmets pretty often, they’ve amassed a losing record of 10-23 with them since the start of 2014, including two straight losses these past two weeks. SU has worn orange helmets in five of seven games this year, which is a nice nod to the name of the team and all...

Syracuse’s orange jerseys actually have the best winning percentage of any individual uniform element, at 8-4. That mark includes four straight wins — UConn (2018), Florida State (2018), Clemson (2017) and Pitt (2017). The team’s last loss wearing orange jerseys was at LSU last season.

We’ve worn the orange pants quite a few times this year too, winning three straight to start the season in them. SU is 10-12 in orange pants since the start of 2014, with the most recent defeat coming at Louisville in 2017.

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