2017 Syracuse Orange Football Schedule & Analysis
Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Syracuse Orange football schedule
2017 Syracuse Orange Football Schedule Realistic Best Case Scenario
The Orange offense starts to roar right away in easy home wins against a relatively light non-conference schedule. The loss at LSU isn’t ugly, but the team comes back to stun NC State in its ACC opener. A win over Pitt turns into a must, with Clemson, at Miami, and at Florida State to follow. The Orange win one of those three, and win two of the last three games – maybe a loss at Louisville – to close out with a strong 8-4 regular season.
2017 Syracuse Orange Football Schedule Realistic Worst Case Scenario
Syracuse stumbles against Middle Tennessee or Central Michigan early, gets blown out at LSU, and then can’t keep up in the rough run of ACC games. Underdogs until the home game against Wake Forest in mid-November, the Orange are already out of the bowl mix before going to Louisville. The team should be improved, and there will be an upset or three along the way, but there’s still too much work to do in a 4-8 season.