Syracuse, N.Y. – In the football season of Syracuse University 2018 are still two important games on the program, Notre Dame and Boston College wait.
Syracuse has the chance to win its first 10-win season since 2001, and a shot at a New Year's Eve bowl (like Peach or Fiesta) if they can win those games.
But forget that for a minute.
Friday night at the Carrier Dome was a time for reflection, as is the Senior's Day, but this was not any other class for seniors.
"They'll be set in stone forever," said Syracuse coach Dino Babers following his 54-23 win against Louisville. "Everyone will always remember the 2018 class and the season in which they were unbeaten at home."
Friday's game recalled a high profile day in 1998 when Donovan McNabb's Orangemen Miami destroyed 66-13.
At that time, a once mighty power was humbled and a record quarterback received a well-deserved tribute from the Carrier Dome believers.
Eric Dungey himself led the Orange to a convincing victory over a once-mighty ACC performance and earned recognition for a record career after the game in his senior round around the Dome.
That's what it was all about on Friday, especially with the result of this game for a pathetic apology for Louisville, who decided that Syracuse remembered to appear in time.
Babers kept his senior quarterback well into the fourth quarter to not only show a standing ovation but also a little revenge on Louisville's last two victories over the Orange (total score: 118-38).
Now the oranges have to leave the attaboys behind and concentrate on the number 3 of the Irish.
"It's a game that gives us the opportunity to prove that we belong." Babers said: "To prove that we are better than people think we are, it does not mean that we will prove it, it just means we have the opportunity, this football team was chosen last time, Now it's our turn We're on the map Now we have the opportunity to get a red circle If we had to play them ten times, I do not know if we would beat them ten times.