Before each SU game the idiots will post predictions on the outcome, which are guaranteed to be wrong. Since this is the first game of the season, we'll also be offering our opinions on what lies ahead for the men of orange.
Game Prediction: Orange 19 Purple 15.
If you think that score looks ugly, just wait until you see the game. Concerns abound on both sides of the ball, I am counting on positive turnover margin, a steady diet (25 carries) of various running backs, a gamebreaking play from one of the WRs and most importantly two fully-loaded idiots (Champ and Russianator) spearheading the noise in a raucous Carrier Dome. Their incessant heckling is worth 5 points for the Cuse. Is it kickoff time yet?¦Go Orange.
Season Prediction: 5-7
As much as I'd like to think that this team is worthy of bus-ride to Toronto for the International Bowl come January, I just don't see it. Major concerns starting a freshman (practically) quarterback behind an offensive line which is still a huge question mark, the entire LB corps is unproven, and the loss of Delone Carter (DC3) is not easily forgotten. Have I mentioned that our QB is practically a freshman? It is worth mentioning again. It may be unfair to put so much stock into one game but tonight's game will set the table for the season and is a must have.
Win and maybe we can scrap our way to a 6-6 season, lose and its back to 4-8 land. An honest look at the schedule: 1 certain win (Buffalo); 2 likely wins (at UConn, at Miami,OH); 4 certain losses (at Iowa, at Louisville, WVU, Rutgers); 2 likely losses (at Pitt, USF); and 3 toss-ups (Washington, Illinois, Cincinnati).You can run the numbers yourselves, but one number that Greg Robinson should keep close at hand is 21 -- as in Century 21.
Game Prediction: Cuse 13 Huskies 10:
I have to agree with BOSS on this one....this came is going to be UGLY. Cuse will be playing catch-up most of the game. It will be a battle of field position, however a late Taj Smith "homerun" will put the Orange up for good. We need some big conversions from ARob and the WR's. I'm seeing a lot of 3rd and longs. Brinkley's load should be light this week as the knee is still not 100%.
The wins: Washington, Buffalo, Miami, UConvicts, CincinnattiThe Loses: WVU, Louisville, Rutgers, USF, Illinois, Iowa, PittThe flirtation with .500 keeps GRobb here another year. Based on the "progress" this year, Daryl Gross announces plans for a 100,000 seat open air stadium to be built on Route 31 in Clay, in adjacent to the Outback Steakhouse. Dr. Gross comments, "The football may be bad, but the bloomin' onion really makes the trip worthwhile."
Game Prediction: SU 23 UDub 21
SU's wide receivers, defense and return game make enough plays for the cuse to secure 2 unlikely touchdowns and Fat Pat Shalde is straight and true for 3 fgs. The Huskies and their redshirt freshman QB Jake Locker are in it until end, attempting a game winning 41 yard FG at time expires - sadly, the kick goes wide right (deal with it bills fans) and afterward a distaught Ty Willingham blames the miss on the wind.
Season Outlook: 5-7
It makes for boring blogging for all of us to predict the same season, but that's why we're idiots. Too many young guys, too much talent at the top of the Big East, and being waaaaaaaaay too thin at too many positions make 5 wins the best case scenario this year. I hope I'm wrong.
OK people, lets play some football, I'm off to drink beer in a parking lot.