Syracuse football to host Wagner, an FCS opponent, in September 2018

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The last (and only) time Syracuse squared off against Wagner, an FCS school, was in 2013 — a 54-0 blowout victory for the Orange.

Syracuse will host Wagner on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, the schools announced Monday, finalizing SU’s nonconference schedule for the 2018 season.

Wagner, located in Staten Island, New York, competes in the FCS, the tier below FBS, in which SU competes. The Seahawks finished 6-5 last season. The Orange has faced the them just once program history, winning a 2013 bout in the Carrier Dome, 54-0.

“This game fits with our philosophy of putting together a schedule which collectively balances our non-conference opponents and ACC opponents,” Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in a statement.    

Here’s the rest of SU’s 2018 schedule, with the specifics of Atlantic Coast Conference games expected to be announced in January:

Sept. 1 at Western Michigan

Sept. 8 vs. Wagner

Sept. 29 vs. Connecticut

Nov. 17 at Notre Dame

ACC home games: Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State

ACC away games: Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest

Syracuse opens the 2017 campaign Sept. 1 in the Carrier Dome.


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