Syracuse Starts 2014 at 0-4Loses to #11 Florida State The Orange lose their 4th straight and look headed for another disappointing season after dropping another contest against a Top 25 opponent. The Seminoles were poised for a blowout win leading 17-0 near the end of the 1st Half until QB Kasey Nichols connected with WR Marcus Coe on a 59-yard TD pass as time expired. Syracuse was able to keep it close with tough defense, and cut the lead to 6 early in the 4th after Nichols' second TD pass. Florida State would eventually seal it with a time-crunching TD drive and left Syracuse with just under 3 minutes remaining and a 14 point deficit. Next, thankful to be done with the nightmare part of their non-conference schedule, Syracuse goes on the road to face Louisiana Tech (1-3) in two weeks.