Syracuse Orange soccer: Purdue predictions and poll

The Syracuse Orange might be again within the Dome, Sweet Dome for the following 4 video games, beginning with tomorrow’s midday matchup in opposition to the Purdue Boilermakers. What began as Purdue being a slight favourite has flipped to the Orange giving factors.

Odds/traces topic to vary. T&Cs apply. See for particulars.

A 3-0 begin is on the road, and we have got our predictions prepared:


Syracuse 41, Purdue 37

Lots of people referred to as me out for severely overhyping Purdue within the opponent preview collection… and perhaps I’m able to agree with them. Sure, it is nonetheless lining as much as be a shootout till the bitter finish, however whereas Aidan O’Connell and Garrett Shrader can duel it out by the air, Purdue does not have the posh of a halfback like Sean Tucker to scrape out the additional yards that actually matter. SU’s speeding benefit lets them maintain on for the win and earn a tragic tune from that cursed drum.


Purdue 30, Syracuse 27

It simply seems like we have seen this story earlier than. Syracuse comes out higher than anticipated and abruptly individuals begin speaking about 5-0 and internet hosting GameDay and “neglect bowl eligibility we’re profitable 9 video games”. We will not discuss what occurs subsequent as a result of all of us have lived it. The Orange have seemed sturdy to date however they’re additionally +5 in turnover margin and excellent within the pink zone. Aidan O’Connell goes to be a problem so Syracuse goes to want to play one other clear sport to drag out what I count on might be a detailed contest.


Syracuse 27, Purdue 24

I’m amazed at myself at how rather more optimistic I’m enthusiastic about this matchup. And whereas my preliminary prediction was a Purdue win, I now have the Orange profitable. The principal purpose is that I do not suppose the Syracuse passing assault will regress to the purpose the place it will probably’t assist Sean Tucker on offense. On the flip aspect, I do not suppose Purdue can discover different choices aside from Charlie Jones within the passing assault and the run sport will not make the most of a younger Syracuse defensive position. Long story brief, if Garrett Shrader and the passing sport proceed to carry out like they did to begin the season, this might give Syracuse much more of a jolt to an already better-than-expected season.


Syracuse 31, Purdue 30

This sport goes to be shut, however I just like the Orange for 2 causes: I feel most superior metrics are underrating the Syracuse protection off the ending stretch of final yr and that what we have seen up to now is an aggressive protection that may really break offenses extra typically than any Tony White unit has earlier than. I additionally suppose that Sean Tucker placing up quiet 100 yard performances bodes properly for a participant who will face his hardest take a look at but, however with a complimenting passing assault that I feel can open up the offense in a manner the Orange have not had in opposition to good opponents shortly. This sport will come right down to teaching, and I feel the Orange have lastly turned a nook in that division.


Syracuse 27, Purdue 24

Per my prediction earlier this week over at Hammer and Rails I’m echoing Christian’s sentiment above. I feel Aiden O’Connell will get his, however not as a lot of “his” as he is used to and the secondary retains the wheels on the bus. Sean Tucker as at all times is the X-Factor in these, particularly in opposition to a less than excellent run protection (extra pertinent with the lack of Jalen Graham). As I discussed above, I would not be stunned if the script flipped and we misplaced, however I totally count on it to be a detailed one this weekend.

Those are our picks. Now it is your flip


Who wins the sport between Purdue and Syracuse?

  • 18%

    Purdue and we make that race in Utica change their title subsequent summer season

    (30 votes)

  • 81%

    Syracuse and the Orange are midway there

    (136 votes)

166 votes in whole

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