Syracuse moves up spot to 21 in AP Top 25 poll

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SYRACUSE — The Syracuse University football team moved up one spot to No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released on Tuesday.

The Orange opened the fourth season under head coach Dino Babers by beating Liberty, 24-0, last Saturday in Lynchburg, Va., behind a defensive onslaught highlighted by four forced turnovers and eight sacks to record its first shutout in a true road game since a victory over Tulsa in 1991.

SU, which entered the season ranked for the first time in 21 years, will play another nonconference road game at noon Saturday at Maryland (1-0) to be televised on ESPN.

n Syracuse redshirt junior Josh Black was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound nose tackle from Loves Park, Ill., tallied four tackles and a career-high two sacks in SU’s victory over Liberty, and also recovered a fumble at the SU four-yard line to prevent the Flames from gaining an early edge.

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