Somehow, and I'm still not sure, the Syracuse Orange have a chance to get bowl eligible this weekend. It's a tall task, however, as they head to Columbia, MO to take on James Franklin and the Missouri Tigers. Let's get the particulars out of the way.
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Location: Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Announcers: Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb, Allison Williams
Radio: Syracuse IMG Network/WAER 88.3/WTKW 99.5 FM/ESPN 97.7 FM/Sirius 112/XM 197
Records: Syracuse (5-5), Missouri (5-5)
Odds: Missouri -4.5
Series: Syracuse, 2-0
Current Streak: Syracuse, 2
Marrone's Record Vs: 0-0
Syracuse's Record Vs. Missouri in Columbia: 1-0
SU's Last Win: 1987, 24-13
Last Time: October 3rd, 1987
The Orangemen, with the No. 1-ranked rushing defense in the nation, held the Tigers (who’d entered the game with the fifth-rated rushing offense) to less than half their 330.2-yard average as Ted Gregory registered 11 tackles. Still, it was [Dan] Bucey, filling in for the injured Derek Ward, who received the game ball after making 11 tackles of his own.
Fun Fact: Missouri hasn't lost a home game to a non-conference opponent since 2005. That's an 18-game winning streak.
Unexciting Reason To Watch: A win here would even up Syracuse's all-time record against SEC schools at 11-11-1.
Exciting Reason To Watch: If Syracuse wins, you can pretty much book your hotel in Manhattan and buy that ticket for the Pinstripe Bowl.
Missouri Blog: Rock M Nation