Colgate “Absolutely” Poses Threat to Beat Syracuse
The kickoff to the college football season continues Friday night when the Syracuse Orange host the Colgate Raiders inside the Carrier Dome. Syracuse is a FBS division team while Colgate plays in the FCS. ESPN broadcaster Doug Sherman believes that difference between levels of play will not matter in the match up. I asked Doug if Colgate could pose a threat to the Orange on Friday. Sherman said "Absolutely". Syracuse has struggled in September in match ups against FCS opponents. In 2014, a then Scott Shafer coached Syracuse team narrowly escaped a loss to Villanova. The Orange sealed the win in overtime 27-26 after a missed kick by the Wildcats kicker. In 2011, a then coach Doug Marrone led Syracuse football team defeated Rhode Island 21-14. Syracuse needed a fourth quarter touchdown catch by senior wide receiver Mike Acchione to win that game. Acchione was a walk on wide receiver who had not played a down at the collegiate level before making his debut earlier in the game. Coach Dino Babers will make his head coaching debut in the match up against Colgate. Kickoff is set for 7pm.