Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Quick Look At Syracuse



This is not the same Syracuse team we saw last year. They are much better. Greg Paulus, the former Duke point guard, is now the teams Quarterback and looked good in their first game, a 23-20 OT loss to Minnesota. He was 19-for-31 for 167 yards, one touchdown and one interception. I plan on seeing him on his ass for most of the game. Junior free safety Mike Holmes had a great game against the Gophers with 8 tackles and 1 pick. Freshman defensive end Brandon Sharpe also had a solid first game with a sack and a forced fumble. Junior linebacker Ryan Gillum will miss the game with a shoulder injury. Wide receiver Mike Williams, after missing time due to academic issues, has caught a touchdown pass in 10 straight games. Syracuse is on the right track, they are not there yet but Head Coach Doug Marrone will have them there soon. I don't expect a blowout. Penn State is a 28.5 point favorite. Take the points. TIGO's prediction: Penn State 45 - Syracuse 20. For all things Orange, check out the Syracuse blog Three Idiots On Sports. You can also follow me on Twitter. I will be posting pictures throughout the game. Go Lions!

1 comment:

Russianator said...

This will be a tough game for SU - we know full well how good the Nittany Lions are. Looking forward to the game - best of luck