Friday, September 21, 2007
Viva La France - SU-Louisville Game Predictions
As we do every week, T3I bring you our weekly predictions for the upcoming Syracuse football game. No need to waste any time, let's get right to it.
Bonjour mon amis! T31 takes you on a history lesson today. June 14, 1940: The German Blitzkrieg rolls into Paris. Ripping through the French countryside in record time, the Wermacht celebrated complete victory over France on June 22, 1940 when the French officially waived the white flag. As a quick aside, they really should adopt the white flag as their official flag.
Never in modern history had such complete dominance been witnessed on the field of battle. The "hot knife through butter" simile rang true as Panzer divisions squashed the "opposition." That brings us to September 22, 2007. Charles De Gaulle meet Greg Robinson. Daryl Gross meet Paul Reynaud. Meanwhile, the Blitzkrieg rolls this weekend.....final:
Les Cardinales Rouges: 63 L'Orange: 3
Fear not Orange fans, we can learn from history....June 6, 1944.
Louisville 61 Syracuse 15
Call me an idiot…yes, a fool…no.
Lets face the facts - upsets happen in college football all the time. Week one this year gave us Appalachian State and their historic upset of Michigan. Louisville, the team that SU plays tomorrow, was stung last week by Kentucky. Even our own beloved Orangemen have history on their side - anyone remember Syracuse v. Nebraska? I sure do, it was a historic moment in the program's history.
While Louisville isn't as good as Nebraska was back then, this game has a lot of similarities. Back then, SU's coach was a gray haired guy in his 50s, who had struggled early in his tenure, making fans uneasy. The opponent, a high ranked team with an extremely explosive offense, was favored by a wide margin. Well guess what folks, this is the week we relive history - and that history is Syracuse-Nebraska............1983, when the Huskers beat the cuse 63-7. Expect Louisville to put the same score up on the orange tomorrow.
Louisville 63 Syracuse 7
If you are going to watch the game, here are a couple of items to watch which may make things interesting after the score gets out of hand. Can Louisville top any of theses records -
Most rushing yards(game): 275 Anthony Allen against Middle Tenn State
Most passing yards(game): 592 Chris Redman against East Carolina
Most receiving yards(game): 214 Ibn Green against East Carolina