No. 2 Clemson suffers major upset in 27-24 road loss at Syracuse

No. 2 Clemson was defeated 27-24 by Syracuse in a stunning upset at the Carrier Dome.

A 30-yard field goal by Cole Murphy with 9:41 remaining gave Syracuse the lead for good. Clemson tied the game three times but never took the lead in the contest.

This is Clemson’s first loss since a 43-42 home defeat vs. Pitt on Nov. 12, 2016. Additionally, this is the first road loss for Clemson since a 28-6 defeat at Georgia Tech on Nov. 15, 2014.

Clemson had won 49 of its last 50 games against unranked opponents.

Clemson tied the game at 24 on a 52-yard rushing touchdown from Travis Etienne with 6:16 left in the third quarter.

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant left the field with an injury with 45 seconds left in the first half vs. Syracuse and did not return.

Backup quarterback Zerrick Cooper started the second half.

Clemson has a bye week before hosting Georgia Tech on Oct. 28.

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