Camping World Bowl: Syracuse vs. West Virginia fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Friday, December 28
Game Time: 5:15 ET
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Syracuse (9-3) vs. West Virginia (8-3) Game Preview
Three Reasons Why You Should Watch The Camping World Bowl
– It’s an old school Big East battle that was a yearly thing up until 2011. The two played in the 2012 Pinstripe – a 38-14 Syracuse win – but this is a matchup the fan bases are used to. For the older fans, it’ll look and feel right when these two go at it in what’s been an ACC staple bowl game since 1995.
– What is West Virginia and what’s the goal? The game wasn’t big enough and doesn’t matter enough to keep QB Will Grier and OT Yodny Cajuste from skipping it, but after losing two straight games to close out the regular season – including the 59-56 firefight against Oklahoma to miss out on an Big 12 Championship appearance – what was a phenomenal year could end with an ugly thud.
– Syracuse had its breakthrough season, but this has to be seen as the start of something big. The Orange had one bad day on the road at Pitt, but outside of that, the other losses were to Clemson and Notre Dame – no shame there. The Orange have a shot at their first ten-win season since 2001, head coach Dino Babers is signed on to an extension – after not being snapped up for another gig – and considering West Virginia is without a few key pieces, this is a big moment and a big game for the program as well as the ACC.