Here at CSZ, in early August, we will be releasing our annual game by game predictions where we give you info about each opponent on the schedule and predict an outcome. John Cassillo, a writer for the Syracuse SB Nation website released his opponent preview for their contest against Louisville. It starts with the headline “Louisville’s back to being fairly good, but thankfully Lamar Jackson’s in the NFL.”
Here is his view on the contest,
Syracuse Game Date: Saturday, October 3
CarrierDome, Syracuse, N.Y.
Odds of Orange Victory: 30 percent
Very Early Outlook vs. Syracuse:
Even if Syracuse’s defense finds itself improved from last year’s disaster, there’s just too many skill players back for Louisville to entertain an upset too much. The lone cause for hope could be that if the Orange offense gets back to what we knew previously under Dino Babers and Louisville’s defense gets even worse (not a stretch), we could just wind up in a shootout. It’s far more likely this just comes down to whether or not SU can stop the Cards’ run game or not. Unfortunately I’m not buying it.
You can read the whole article here. I always find it interesting to see what others think about our program. Especially other ACC writers and fans. This article seems fair. I’ll allow it.