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Syracuse has three losses and the last two have been ugly. The most recent was a 49-14 loss to Clemson in the ACC opener for the Orange. The opener was against the most talented team in the conference, and one that could very well win a national championship.
Next up is NC State. The Wolfpack enters Saturday’s game 3-2 and 0-2 in the ACC, having lost to Clemson and Wake Forest. In that game against Clemson, NC State lost 26-14. The Wolfpack kept it close against a championship-caliber team like the Tigers, which is a tough sign for the Orange.
Looking ahead to NC State, this is a game Syracuse could win. Here are five things to look for on Saturday against the Wolfpack.
1. Better defense against Pete Thomas. The Syracuse defense looked abysmal against Clemson. It showed major difficulty stopping Tajh Boyd from stepping back and throwing bombs down field. But Wolfpack quarterback Thomas’ numbers are incredibly lopsided. He has thrown two touchdowns...