Beat writers predict Syracuse to top USF, improve to 4-1

first_img Published on October 10, 2015 at 11:00 am Syracuse (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) takes on South Florida (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic) in its final nonconference game of the year. The Orange could get two-thirds of the way to bowl eligibility with a win at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. See how our beat writers think the game will unfold.Sam Blum (4-0)By the hornsSyracuse 31, South Florida 17Syracuse continues its successful season by pulling away late from USF. Eric Dungey flashes the same potential that excited everyone before his injury against Central Michigan, and all is well in Orangeland.Jesse Dougherty (3-1) Florida Oranges Syracuse 28, South Florida 20Syracuse caps nonconference play with a convincing win over South Florida, which scores late after trailing by two scores for most of the second half. Dungey is slow to start but heats up as the game does.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatt Schneidman (4-0)Bull rushSyracuse 27, South Florida 21Syracuse’s defensive front is a little too much for mobile quarterback Quinton Flowers and USF running back Marlon Mack. Dungey and Ervin Philips guide SU to a win in their return from injury.Paul Schwedelson (4-0)Almost bull eligibleSyracuse 21, South Florida 20The weakness of Syracuse’s defense this year has been its secondary but luckily for SU, the Bulls pass just 36 percent of the time. Another turnover-free Dungey performance allows the Orange to squeak out the win. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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