Syracuse finishes the season against an old rival. As per usual.
Syracuse has had a lot of ups and downs this season. But they currently sit at 4 wins. Could they beat an old rival at home and possibly claim a Bowl spot with 5 wins?
Syracuse travels to the Steel City to take on long time rival Pittsburgh in a game that doesn't really matter for Pittsburgh, but matters a whole lot to Syracuse. But we've seen this before. Syracuse has traveled to Pitt a few times in the last several years to end the season with a Bowl Bid on the line, and they haven't been able to get it done. Not sure this year will be much different. While I do think Syracuse's hire of Babers will bring the program to a new level, that won't happen for another season really. This year, Syracuse fans should feel lucky and glad that we're even talking about 5 wins. And really, Syracuse shouldn't have beaten Virginia Tech. Like at all. So there's that. And it was awesome. But anyway, Pittsburgh has beaten Penn State and Clemson. So they are a really good football team, despite not being ranked and despite only having 7 wins. Pitt RB James Conner is a really great story and he is having a phenomenal year. Syracuse probably still doesn't have their starting QB. If that's the case, this game will probably be done at the half. It is what it is. Stay healthy, thank you seniors, and get ready in the off season. I'm taking Pittsburgh over the Orange 38 to 24.
This game is available regionally at 12:30pm as your ACC Game of the Week. Check your local listings here. For those who don't have it on TV, it's available on WatchESPN or here. John and I are both in the home office. No matter how this shakes out it was a good season, and there will be another after this one. Go Orange!