SU Football 2011
How will Syracuse University fare this year?
First, who will the Syracuse Orange play and where?
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2011 S.U. Football Schedule
-Thurs-9/1- Wake Forrest -HOME 8pm
- Sat. 9/10 -Rhode Is. -HOME 4:30 pm
- Sat. 9/17- USC- AWAY 8pm
- Sat. 9/24- Toledo- AWAY 12pm
- Sat Oct. 1 Rutgers- HOME 12pm
-Sat Oct. 8 Tulane- AWAY 8pm
- Fri Oct. 21 WVA- HOME 8pm
- Sat Oct. 29 Louisville-AWAY TBA
-Sat Nov 5 UConn- AWAY TBA
- Fri Nov 11 USF- HOME 8pm
- Sat Nov 26 Cin. HOME TBA
- Sat Dec 3 Pitt- AWAY 12pm
Last year S.U. needed 7 wins to get to a bowl game, where this year they will only need 6. Personally, I think they will get 7 wins in the season and go to either The Meineke Car Care, or The BBVA Compass Bowl. This is a feat that the team has to accomplish if they are to continue rebuilding!
In order to do that I think they must beat Rutgers, Cincinnati, and R.I. and then get one win from the following pairs of match ups: Tulane and Toledo, -UConn, and Louisville,- WV. and S.Fla.- and Pitt. and Wake Forrest. If they do that and either play U.S.C. tough, or win an 8th game, they should go to a decent Bowl Game this year.
The keys will be to reduce the costly mistakes, establish an effective passing attack, and finish every game that they are in, strongly. Though Curtis Brinkley was a great back, I have always seen Antwan Bailey as a better fit in this offence.Therefore, I have no real concerns about the running game this year.
If this team starts off the season strong, they should get off to a 2-0 start. However, there is only one cupcake on the schedule! Toledo and Wake Forrest are both pretty solid and are returning a lot of starters. I like S.U. against Wake Forrest, but this is this season opener. Syracuse has coughed up the majority of those in the past 20 years. However, I think the excitement of the crowd, our defensive line, and the running game will be too much the Demon Deacons.
This Syracuse team will need to have their heads in every game, and focus on their current opponent. The preseason attendance numbers look good so far, and this should be an exiting season, if there are no major hiccups along the way.
-Syracuse beat Wake Forrest by 7 in overtime! What an exciting finish that was! the orange had a terrible fist half, and will need to stop that very soon!
- Should Joe Paterno have been fired?
Jo Pa was terminated! Was it the wrong thing for Penn State to do?
- Syracuse's Bowl Game prediction, who their opponent will be, and the season in review!