Syracuse lost a teeth-grinder to Northwestern last season at the Dome, 42-41. Now that the venue switches to Ryan Field in Evanston, home of the Wildcats, this matchup between the Orange and purple even more interesting.
No. 17 Northwestern picked up a win last weekend over Cal 44-30, and the Wildcats know they belong in the Top 25 rankings. The Northwestern defense had trouble limiting the passing yards of Cal quarterback Jared Goff. The freshman completed 38 of 63 passes for 445 yards while tossing two touchdowns, but threw three interceptions.
For Syracuse’s 23-17 loss to Penn State, Drew Allen struggled in his starting debut. The fifth-year senior was just 16-for-37 without a touchdown and two interceptions.
Here are five things to watch for in Saturday’s game against Northwestern.
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1) Analyzing Allen. The Syracuse defense put the Orange in a position to win by stopping the running game, but Allen had to provide the poi...