Penn State Football Announces Home-And-Home Series With Syracuse

By Vincent Lungaro on May 4, 2022 at 11:42 am
Oct 9, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; General view of the Carrier Dome prior to the game between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Syracuse Orange. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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A matchup that dates back 100 years will get a mini-revival, with Penn State and Syracuse announcing on Wednesday that the two schools will face each other in a home-and-home series. 

The games will take place in 2027 and 2028, respectively, with the Nittany Lions playing host to the first game and the Orange hosting the second game. 

This will mark the 72nd and 73rd all-time matchups between the schools, with Penn State leading the series, 43-23-5. The teams first squared off at the Polo Grounds in 1922, in a game that ended in a 0-0 tie. 

Penn State is Syracuse's second-most played opponent behind Pitt. 

The Nittany Lions and Orange last met in 2013, with Penn State claiming a 23-17 victory over Syracuse at MetLife Stadium.

Syracuse’s last trip to Beaver Stadium was back in 2009, with Penn State winning 28-7 win. The Nittany Lions last traveled to Syracuse in 2008, blowing out the Orange at the Carrier Dome, 55-13.