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SU dominates Florida State, moves to 3-0 on the season

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SYRACUSE, NY – SEPTEMBER 15: Dontae Strickland #4 of the Syracuse Orange carries the ball during the first half against the Florida State Seminoles at the Carrier Dome on September 15, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

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For the first time under Dino Babers, the Syracuse Orange are 3-0 after dismantling Florida State on Saturday 30-7.

The win snaps a ten-game losing streak to the Seminoles, and also breaks a five-game skid in ACC play.

Syracuse jumped out to a 6-0 lead at the half, before scoring 14 points in the third quarter.

Redshirt freshman Tommy Devito, filling in for injured quarterback Eric Dungey, scored on a short run in the third to push the lead to 13.

Just four minutes later, Devito connected with Ravian Pierce for a touchdown, as SU led 20-0 after three quarters.

Dontae Strickland capped off the scoring for SU late in the 4th on a 13-yard run.

Devito finished the day 11-16, tossing for 144 yards and a two touchdowns.

Syracuse racked up 441 yards of total offense, limiting Florida State to just 240 yards.

The Orange defense held the Seminoles to just 1 of 14 on third downs.

Saturday’s win was the first win over Florida State since 1966.

The Orange (3-0) will take on Connecticut next Saturday inside the Dome. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.

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