Syracuse Orange Season Prediction, What Will Happen
On the plus side, going 5-7 in 2021 was a huge improvement after the 1-10 2020 disaster.
There’s too much experience and talent on offense to be as bad over the second half of the season like last year’s version was, and the defense should be fine once the line finds the right rotation.
This is hardly a perfect team, and it’s going to be tinkering a bit too much considering there’s a fantastic running game in place to work around, but it’s desperation time. Dino Babers needs a big season, and he and the staff will pull out all the stops.
The problem is a schedule that isn’t going to help the cause.
Set The Syracuse Orange Regular Season Win Total At … 5
Not getting Duke or Georgia Tech from the Coastal hurts, but missing Miami, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech isn’t a bad thing.
Clemson is almost certainly a loss no matter what, so that might as well be on the road. That isn’t the problem – the date with NC State before and having to play Notre Dame right after is the issue.
After that brutal three game stretch is a November with three road games in the final four dates, and none of them – Pitt, Wake Forest, Boston College – will be easy.
That means the Orange have to beat Louisville to start the season. they have to take out UConn and Wagner without a problem, and they need to come up with a few key home wins against – possibly – Virginia and Florida State.
And even with all of that, the team has to come up with something it just can’t seem to do on a regular basis under Babers – win a few games it’s not supposed to.
It’ll work its way to five wins, but for the second time in three years, getting the sixth will be way too tough.