Syracuse football hosts Duke University at the Carrier Dome for the second home game of the season on Saturday, October 10 (10/10/2020).
Syracuse will look to build a winning streak at home coming off a 37-20 victory over Georgia Tech two weeks ago, followed by a bye week. The Orange are 1-2 so far this season, and Saturday’s game will be part two of a three-game homestand in the newly renovated Carrier Dome.
Duke is hungry for its first win of the season against the Orange, after an 0-4 start to 2020. Odddsmakers have them at a slight advantage heading into Saturday’s game, but the winless start is Duke’s worst since 2006.
Duke @ Syracuse
Current Records: Duke 0-4; Syracuse 1-2
What to Know
The Syracuse Orange have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. ‘Cuse and the Duke Blue Devils will face off in an ACC battle at 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Carrier Dome. The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two.
The Orange didn’t have too much trouble with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at home two weeks ago as they won 37-20. ‘Cuse’s RB Sean Tucker looked sharp as he rushed for two TDs and 112 yards on 24 carries.
‘Cuse’s defense was a force to be reckoned with, as it collected four interceptions and one fumble. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.
Duke came within a touchdown against the Virginia Tech Hokies last week, but they wound up with a 38-31 loss. Duke’s defeat came about despite a quality game from RB Deon Jackson, who punched in two rushing touchdowns. Jackson had some trouble finding his footing against the Virginia Cavaliers two weeks ago, so this was a step in the right direction. Jackson’s sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.
‘Cuse is now 1-2 while the Blue Devils sit at 0-4. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Orange enter the game having picked the ball off seven times, good for first in the nation. Duke is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they enter the matchup having picked the ball off five times, good for fifth in the nation.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET
Where: Carrier Dome — Syracuse, New York
TV: Charter Sports Southeast
Follow: CBS Sports App
The Blue Devils are a slight 1-point favorite against the Orange, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Syracuse won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.
Nov 16, 2019 – Syracuse 49 vs. Duke 6