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Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse Game Preview & Fearless Prediction

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Virginia Tech (4-1) vs. Syracuse (2-4) Game Preview


Date: Saturday, Oct. 15
Game Time: 3:45 pm
Venue: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Network: ESPNU

Virginia Tech is playing well enough to win the ACC championship.

It had a bad half against Tennessee when it couldn’t stop turning the ball over, but it ripped through a strong Boston College defense, it destroyed an East Carolina team good enough to beat NC State, and last week, in the rain and wind, it rolled by North Carolina 34-3.

The defense has been brilliant, and while it hasn’t faced an offense as good as Syracuse’s in decent conditions, it’s the real deal.

The secondary has been devastating, it’s impossible to move the chains on this group, and soon the spotlight will be on. However, going to Syracuse is just part of a brutal stretch of three road games in four weeks and five in seven weeks.

Syracuse has the building blocks of something terrific over the next few years under head coach Dino Babers, but it’s not close to being there at the moment. But it’s a whole lot of fun when the offense is rolling.

The passing game is among the best in the country, partly because the defense gives up points and yards too fast and the O has to bomb away. Last week it felt the Hurricane Matthew effect and couldn’t get anything moving in the poor conditions against Wake Forest, but now it’s back in the comforts of the Carrier Dome.

Can the offense get rolling enough to overcome the air-tight Hokie team that’s able to move the ball wherever it needs to?

Not really. The Orange offensive line is banged up, but expect another big passing day from Eric Dungey – it just won’t be enough.

Virginia Tech showed off a little bit of explosion against East Carolina a few weeks ago, and now it’s about to show off again in a bit of a track meet.

Virginia Tech vs. Syracuse Prediction

Final Score: Virginia Tech 44, Syracuse 20

Line: Virginia Tech -20, o/u: 68

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