They moved 6-2 SU and 6-2 ATS in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) losing to the No.1 Clemson Tigers at the final 42 minutes of the game in Week-5 and then falling level another week dropping to the Pittsburgh Panthers in Week-6. They are also coming off a dominating 34-18 win on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Camping World Bowl. The prospects for 2019 are brighter for fourth-year head coach Dino Babers along with his Orange team.
The Orange yield 13 starters using six on crime involving two on the offensive line along with seven on defense like three to the defensive line. The biggest reduction was to graduating Senior quarterback Eric Dungey, who pulled for 2,495 yards finishing 225 of 377 pass attempts to get a 60% completion percentage, together with 14 touchdown passes and two interceptions. He also ran for a team-high 595 racing yards and scored two touchdowns. Because of his profession as a four-year starter he amassed 9,340 passing yards, finishing 61.5% of his 1,279 pass efforts involving 58 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
Replacing Dungey under centre would be redshirt Sophomore Tommy DeVito (6-2, 215), who has made 2019 preseason third-team All-ACC honors from Athlon and Lindy’s. He played an Essential role in the 30-7 win over Florida State at Week-3 and the 40-37 win over North Carolina. In the Florida State game, he travelled 11-for-16 to get 144 passing yards and a touchdown. From the North Carolina match, he went 17-for-33 along with 225 passing yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. He is a traditional drop-back passer using a big-time arm and decent freedom. He does not have the legs that Dungey possessed, but he makes up for that with his arm and precision.
An appealing addition to the crime is redshirt Junior University of Oklahoma Sooners move Abdul Adams (5-11, 205), who after sitting outside the 2018 year due to the NCAA transfer rules, made his Orange debut in the Camping World Bowl and scored just two touchdowns. While at Oklahoma he gained 844 rushing yards on 120 carries to get a outstanding 7.0 yards per attempt including three touchdowns. He retains the Sooner program record for scoring a touchdown to a 99-yard dashboard at a game against Baylor in 2017.
Adams will be the second running back on the depth chart behind Senior Moe Neal, who ranks fifth to the Orange All-time list averaging 5.4 yards a week and ranks 26th on the apps’ career rushing yards list. He had been awarded the 2018 Mark Hoffman Award to the Orange’s most outstanding running back. This pairing of springs behind a much greater run-blocking offensive line will establish the game against almost any defense they will face. A good running game will open play-action vertical routes to the recipients, who will be in man reporting matchups with no safety assistance.
It had been less than a year past when Syracuse was beating the Clemson Tigers at Death Valley before a dazzling comeback by backup quarterback Brice Chase, who converted two fourth down conversions and threw the winning touchdown with 42 seconds left in the game, preventing the win.
Work through the narrative of how the Orange would need to be considered for the College Football Playoffs this year. In Week-3 they’ll host Clemson and will be installed as an 18-point dwelling puppy. Because 2016, there were 165 games where the home team had been installed as a 14 into 20-point home dog and they travelled 28-137 SU to get 17% wins. What if Syracuse is among those groups which pulls this off upset and then goes on to win the ACC Championship? The sole significant matchup about them on the program occurs in Week-9 when they head to Tallahassee to play Florida State and could be preferred by 3-points. Clemson and Syracuse are in the Atlantic Division of the ACC so even when they did shed in Florida State, they’d nevertheless possess the tiebreaker of having conquered Clemson if both teams end up tied to one-loss documents. The Coastal Division is significantly weaker than the Atlantic and the winner of the Division are a seven to five 10-point underdog from the Championship game facing the Orange.
The CFP committee could be forced to identify an ACC Champion with one-loss as deserving a ticket for one of those four playoff berths. Then add an SEC Georgia Bulldogs Champion with Alabama having one-loss on this summer season, a Big-12 Champion Texas Longhorns staff with the Oklahoma Sooners having just 1 loss, and a Big-10 Champion from the Michigan Wolverines with the Ohio State Buckeyes having only one loss. The beginning of this 2019 year cannot occur at this point.
The Orange will be 150:1 to win the National Championship and also 20:1 to win the ACC Championship. Playing the Orange to win the ACC and receiving 20:1 payback is an outstanding wager to be earning. The Orange wins complete is 7.5 and paying -125 vigorish to bet the’OVER’. Again, playing the’OVER’ is a superb bet to make now anticipating a minimum of two wins and potentially more.