Syracuse Orange College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction
It was such a brutal year for the Orange with an almost all ACC schedule and the one extra date with Liberty – a 38-21 loss – that there’s no taking anything for granted.
More often than not, everyone will be looking at Syracuse as the free space win. But there’s too much experience and too much promise returning to not be a whole lot closer to the 5-7 team in 2019 than the 1-10 2020 version.
Even so, if this is going to be any sort of a good year – and if there isn’t a massive change overall in the program up top going into 2021 – beating Ohio on the road is a must, and getting by Rutgers, Albany, and Liberty would be nice.
At the very least – Liberty comes back loaded with veterans and Rutgers isn’t bad – going 3-1 is possible and likely.
Set The Syracuse Orange Regular Season Win Total At … 5.5
Outside of the date with Clemson, there’s not any one game the Orange can’t win. However, they’re probably going to be underdogs against just about everyone in ACC play.
There’s no Duke or Georgia Tech, but Syracuse could pull off a win or three against a Wake Forest here, Boston College there, or maybe even Pitt or Louisville.
Anything less than five wins would be totally disastrous, but has the team improved just enough to push for a bowl game for just the second time since 2013.