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 … 5
Even with games at Clemson and Notre Dame, the schedule is relatively manageable with Georgia Tech, Duke, Liberty and Boston College all at home.
Assume a win somewhere on the road – it’ll have to be an upset, though, and enough victories overall will be there to get close to a winning season, but it’s going to be tough to get that sixth win.