You guys again. Great.
After Syracuse's triumphant game against The Bye, Syracuse now heads down to "southern" Florida to take on a familiar foe. Familiar for the last few years of the dying Big East Football conference. Yet, Syracuse actually managed to lose to them more than not. And they weren't very good either. Syracuse was just way worse. THANKS GREGGERS. But Syracuse came back to win in their final conference game. Can Syracuse win again?
Syracuse comes in with a nice bit of momentum to this game. USF is desperate for a win. And it's the USF Homecoming. They'll be in a white out. Will that be enough for a team that isn't very good to overcome Syracuse? USF is great at running the ball. The Syracuse defense is good at stopping the run. The only X Factor really, is if QB Quinton Flowers can break off some big runs. He is a QB that runs quite a bit. But I'm not sure if that's because they give him a lot of designed runs, or if he's got a bit of the Happy Feet. Either way, he has playmaker potential. Which is why if Syracuse manages to stop the run, the game should be well in hand. Syracuse gets QB Eric Dungey back, as well has Hybrid Back Erv Phillips. All good news for the Orange, who played surprisingly tough against #8 LSU, and is otherwise undefeated. Syracuse has the potential to go 4-1 here. I called SU winning this game before the season started, and I have even more reason to like them in this game. Pending some crazy plays from USF, I like Syracuse to stop the run early, create a couple turnovers, and get a nice lead heading into the 2nd half. By then it may be too late for the Bulls. I'm taking SU 34 to 21.
This game will be available nationally on CBS Sports at 3:30. Check your local listings. I'll be in and out of the home office all day. Busy football slate of my own. John will be on the Tweets for sure. Enjoy the game, and let's see if SU can go 4-1.