Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 9/7/12
For a team that lost in a heartbreaker in its home-opener to take on the #2 team in the nation, the odds are stacked against Syracuse at MetLife, right? Not so fast. The Orange has put the disappointment of last week behind it, and plans for different results today. The mindset all week has been to execute the game plan perfectly, by shutting down Matt Barkley and the powerhouse Trojans. The players continue to ignore the common perception the Orange has no chance to pull off an upset. Syracuse will wear unique jerseys for the game, with a #44 patch on the shoulder. Not only do SU players intend to represent well for the state of NY, but Durrell Eskridge tells The Fizz they’re looking to do even more: “We’re looking to shock the world. We are under the radar and everybody has us so low. Nobody believes we can overcome this deficit.” This is exactly what the Orange needs: confidence. Going up against a Heisman favorite in Barkley and offensive forces at all positions, it’s an easy g...
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