Every time you think you're out of the Quest For Beef, the Quest For Beef pulls you back in.
First of all, let's talk about the fact that one of the game sponsors from the Syracuse-Louisville game was the Tradewinds Resorts in St. Petersburg, FL. a.k.a. the official hotel of the Beef Bowl. These people just know their audience. And even though the Orange are on pace to pass the Beef on by, they know there's still a chance. And because of that, they want you to know you can rest your beef at Tradewinds when you come to watch the Beef.
Syracuse Wins: Six (Akron, Maine, Colgate, South Florida, West Virginia, Cincy)
Wins Needs For Beef: One
Remaining Games: Three (Rutgers, UConn, BC)
Cumulative Record Of Remaining Opponents: 12-13
Most Likely To Beat: Boston College/Rutgers - BC has the worst record of any team left on the schedule so there's that. On the other side, Rutgers is the only team we play on the road, and we're much better on the road, so there's that.
Current Beef Bowl Opponent Projection (CUSA #5): Houston (5-4) The fun part of playing in the Beef Bowl...well, ONE of the many fun parts of playing there...will be possibility matching up with a future Big East opponent. Conference USA's UCF, ECU, Marshall and Houston are all possible considerations for expansion. Houston is a likely opponent at the moment, hovering just above .500 and good enough to be about the fifth-best team in CUSA, which would make them the second-best team in the Big East.
Gordon Ramsey's Feelings On Syracuse's Chances For Beef: OH FOR F**K'S SAKE! COME ON, YOU DONKEYS! YOU HAVE TO WIN ONE MEASLY, BLOODY GAME AND YOU LOSE TO F**KING LOUISVILLE? LOUISVILLE? THAT'S F**KING FRENCH, THAT IS! YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE TO BUNCH OF F**KING FRENCH TW**S? PISS OFF, YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF F**KING BOLLOCKS!
The Week 6 Beef-O-Meter reading: