It's sorta like our logo. Sorta not.
Syracuse fared pretty well against #1 Clemson in the Dome. But now Syracuse is on the road again. Syracuse surprised NC State a couple years ago. Can they do it again and keep some of that momentum and good will from keeping it close with Clemson? Scott Shafer is hoping so.
Zach Mahoney is again at the helm. It should be a little easier moving the ball against NC State than it was against Clemson. He did fine enough, but he's probably not going to set the world on fire. Just take care of the ball and I'll be happy. NC State is not very deep at the Running Back position with players getting dismissed, injured, etc. That means that QB Jacoby Brissett will have to make throws. Well they may be in luck, as we know how bad the SU Secondary has been. If Syracuse can manage to pressure the QB, Syracuse could get lucky with bad throws and tip a pass here and there. I think if Syracuse is able to force some turnovers and move the ball even half the time, they should be in this game. I think we'll have a close one today, but I can't count on SU to get it done on the road when they have proven they can't do it at home. I'll take NC State over the Orange in a tight one 31 to 27.
This game is available regionally at 12:30. Check your local listings here. For everyone else not blacked out (by the way, WatchESPN can't even make a map right), it's available on the interwebs via ESPN. Both John and I are in the home office (my football season is done finally) so enjoy our tweets.