Another round of this... rivalry?
Syracuse's season is just two more games. That is definitely known. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, still can make a Bowl Game if they win out. Can Syracuse play spoiler?
The only thing Syracuse is playing for is pride. Can the muster enough talent and put enough points on the board? My guess is no. James Conner will probably be bottled up for the majority of the game, but he will squeak through at some point with some big runs and scores. And even pedestrian QB play should allow Pittsburgh to advance the ball. Syracuse, on the other hand, will have some of their best offensive lie lineup back on the field, including local Sean Hickey. But Syracuse will again have drives stall and be unable to compete in a game they should be very capable of competing in. Syracuse will keep this closer than Pitt fans want, but they will probably fall short in the end. Pittsburgh 24 Syracuse 13.
This game will be available on ESPN U / WatchESPN at 3:30pm. Good luck to the friends that have made the trip and we hope they, and the good folks in Pittsburgh, stay warm out there. This is now Pittsburgh's oldest continued football rivalry. But for both Pitt and Syracuse fans, this rivalry barely moves the meter. Especially for me, i have a lot of relatives and friends in the greater Pittsburgh area, and no Pitt fan was ever an asshole to me, which goes a long way towards me being a little less hateful to a team. Either way, we'll all have fun seeing the dregs of the ACC. And on national TV!