It doesn't look good for the Orange this weekend. Football wise.
Syracuse is still without starting QB Eric Dungey. And to make matters worse, #17 Florida State is coming into the Dome. So the big question is, will Syracuse even be able to keep up? I have my doubts.
Syracuse may have Eric Dungey play in the game, but it is far more likely he is not going to even put on the pads this weekend. That leaves Zach Mahoney with starting QB duties again. While he tried his best, he was mostly ineffective in capitalizing on good field position and converting on third downs against NC State. And that probably won't change with Florida State. Miracles do happen, but I can't see Florida State having that down of a game that Syracuse could pull the upset in this one. Dalvin Cook is easily one of the top Running Backs in the country. And QB Deondre Francois is a very capable player under center. Syracuse's defense will have everything they can handle and then some, and as we saw against a lesser team in NC State, they couldn't get stops on 3rd down, and couldn't stop some big plays. Florida State should have little to no problem getting into the end zone. I'll take FSU over the Orange 45 to 27.
This game is available nationally on either ABC or ESPN 2 at 3:30pm. Check to see what channel here. This game is also available nationwide on WatchESPN. Both John and I will be in the Dome, so give us a high five. Just don't try and start The Waive. You know how we feel about that nonsense.