Syracuse football enters its Week 6 matchup against Duke looking to even its record at 2-2. This game is the second of a three game homestand.
After the 2018 Camping World Bowl victory to secure a 10-win season, Dino Babers’ squad has struggled to a 6-9 record. One of those victories came at the hands of the Blue Devils, as the Orange dominated in a 49-6 victory last November.
Syracuse struggled on offense in their first two games, combining to score just 16 points against North Carolina and Pittsburgh.
Despite their disappointing 0-4 record, Duke is not a pushover by any means. Head coach David Cutcliffe’s team trailed Notre Dame by only four after three quarters before falling 27-14 in the season opener.
3. Syracuse will score 30-plus for second straight game
It is no secret, Duke has struggled mightily on defense, surrendering 32.3 points per game. The Orange are coming off a strong showing on the ground in Week 4, and Duke has been gashed on the ground this season, allowing an average of 193.5 rush yards per game.
Freshman Sean Tucker ripped off an impressive 38-yard run against the Yellow Jackets, and he will continue that success as the main option on Saturday. Quarterback Tommy DeVito is also capable on the ground, and with the shaky play of his offensive line may have to take off a few times.
Riding the two-headed attack of Tucker and Jawhar Jordan will lead to plenty of Syracuse touchdowns.