Syracuse students agree: Nothing like a home opener.
Normally you would see Wagner on the schedule and be like, "OK, this will be an easy 25 point win". Normally you would be absolutely correct. But Wagner ended up beating then #15 Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh last season, sending them to the Bottom 3 of the Big East, and me dubbing them a "hot garbage fire". Wagner never really gained that much traction, but this team is capable of winning a big game. That being said, Syracuse is better than last year's Pitt team by far. They barely beat Delaware State in overtime in their first game of the season. Syracuse is taller and loaded. And hey, I bet they'll be able to shoot now that there isn't any weather. However, Syracuse's strength will be going to the hoop, and of course transition offense. Jonathon Williams is the senior leader of this team and will do a fair bit of scoring. But Syracuse will be all over this team and I expect reserves to get a good chuck of playing time. A nice Sunday afternoon opening crowd will surely be in the Dome as well. Look for Syracuse to roll in this game. The Orange over the Seahawks by 26. This game will be on local TWCS and SNY. Good luck finding it elsewhere. But the game is at 1:00pm so at least you'll have other stuff to watch if you so desire.