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Clemson Tigers at Syracuse Orangemen
Location: Frozen Pecker Stadium, Syracuse, NY
Kickoff: Saturday, October5, 3:30 pm
TV Coverage: ABC/ESPN2
Radio Coverage: WCCP.FM
From Clemson to Syracuse is a journey of almost 1,000 miles. One way. I understand that conferences get mished around and decisions are made that we poor plebians do not agree with, but allowing the Syracuse Orangemen into the ACC was idiotic. It really began when the ACC swallowed up Evil Boston College and I guess further cast-offs from failed northern conferences inevitably would follow. So, now here we are. Clemson travels for over 12 hours in a bus (at least the equipment people do) just to play the last team where Rob Spence found gainful employment. I dedicate the first failed bubble-screen to Rob. BTW, thanks for nothing.
KEYS TO THE GAME: Syracuse is riding high on a 2-2 record and two wins in a row, each win coming against sad 2A competition Tulane and Wagner. Clemson is Syracuse's first ACC game and the Pecker Dome should be rockin'. I guess. Anyway, "The 'Cuse" has had to deal with a QB controversy when former starter, senior Drew Allen, was benched for sophomore Terrel Hunt, who then proceeded to go 2-0 and lead an offense that racked up over 400 yards and over 50 points per game. It will all be for naught as Clemson, despite being tired and listless, will come into the frozen backwater wastes of the Empire State and kick the seeds out the Orangemen.
SCORE PREDICTION: Clemson 45 Syracuse 14