1. College Football News Preview 2020: Syracuse Orange Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
The ten-win season of 2018 was a bit overblown against a manageable schedule, and the drop-off to a five-win campaign last year was a bit understated considering all the mediocre teams the Orange lost to.
Call this the regression to the mean – even though we promised there would be no math in the previews.
There’s more than enough experience back on offense to be far more consistent. The O line has to block better and the production has to be there against the okay teams.
The defense has way too much work to do, but it gets a light and squishy schedule over the first half of the year to figure it all out.
Set The Syracuse Orange Regular Season Win Total At … 6.5
Syracuse is being way undervalued by too many places. It has to/should win at least three of the first four games in September – at Boston College, at Rutgers, Colgate, at Western Michigan – and winnable games against Liberty, Georgia Tech, NC State and Florida State are all at home.
There’s still a lot of work to be done and a whole slew of concerns, but watch out for the Orange to go bowling without having to breathe too hard.