- Reaction score
I get all this, but strange things can happen at the Carrier Dome. I remember when Clemson lost to them in 2017 (that was a their peak) on Friday night at the Dome. If 'Cuse gets off to an early lead it could get rowdy. Need to start fast.
I agree, on paper, it shouldn't be close. FPI gives the Irish a 57.1% chance of victory. If it were at home, it would be greater than 80%, IMO.
I think this would normally be a game Syracuse would be up for, but they will be coming of NC State and Clemson games, with Pitt the following week. ND is sandwiched in there among some very important games for them. This game is also a matchup nightmare for Cuse. Syracuse's starting D-linemen weigh 219 pounds, 266 pounds, and 268 pounds. ND should be able to impose their will fairly easily.