Syracuse vs. Connecticut fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 22
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Carrier Dome, Syracuse NY
Syracuse (3-0) vs. Connecticut (1-2) Game Preview
One Reason Why Syracuse Will Win
The UConn defense is the worst in college football at coming up with third down stops. The Huskies are allowing teams to convert 63% of their chances, they’re giving up a boatload of first downs, and the defense is getting destroyed for 375 yards per game.
The Syracuse defense is only second behind Miami in college football at coming up with third down stops. Western Michigan, Wagner, and Florida State combined to convert just eight of their 42 chances to move the chains.
While the Orange offense is set up to bomb away, it’s not quite cranking up the big-time passing game yet. It’s been effective, and it’s not making any big mistakes, but it’s not putting up huge yards.
This week, Eric Dungey – who appears to be healthy after getting beaten up by FSU – is going to give it a go, but no matter who’s under center, the O should work.
One Reason Why Connecticut Will Win
The running game is doing an okay job. The offensive front isn’t awful, and the Huskies are taking advantage wot 220 rushing yards in the opener against UCF, and 265 yards and four touchdowns last week in the win over Rhode Island.
Okay, so the defense wasn’t even close in any game so far, but there’s just enough of an offensive spark – at least last week – to think the attack might be ready to start moving the chains a little more.
Could Syracuse be looking ahead to Clemson next week and Pitt to follow? The secondary can be bombed on and the offensive line will give up plays in the backfield from time to time – UConn has to take advantage of every opportunity.
What’s Going To Happen
The Syracuse offense will go off, the UConn defense will be lousy again, and it’ll look like an Orange basketball score in the fourth quarter.
The Dino Babers team is feeling it. It played with toughness and confidence in the second half last week against FSU, and it’ll carry over with an easy win for a good 4-0 start.
UConn’s offense will put up a few points, but it’s defense will get roasted from the start.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Syracuse 55, Connecticut 20
Line: Syracuse -27.5, o/u: 76
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