Syracuse Football & The Quest For Beef: Week 2 Quest-O-Meter

The 2012 Syracuse Orange football season doesn't look great on paper at 0-2 but it's about the most appealing 0-2 in Syracuse history. And so, let's check in with the Quest-O-Meter to see how Syracuse's chances for a Beef O'Brady Bowl appearance look...

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QOM via Corey Paige.

The team gets discounted only slightly because even though they seem capable of winning six of their final ten games, that's still asking the team to win six of their final ten games.

Now, let's take a look ahead to see how our upcoming opponents did and how likely we are to raise the QOM in the coming weeks...

Stony Brook Seawolves (2-0): After beating Pace 77-7, the S'Wolves have outscored their opponents 126 to 24. They're off to their first 2-0 start since 2007 and RBs Marcus Coker and Miguel Maysonet have combined for 382 yards and seven TDs.

Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-0): The Gophs had a much easier time this week as the throttled FCS New Hampshire 44-7. MarQueis Gray scored four touchdowns and Minny scored the most points they've scored in five years.

Pittsburgh Panthers (0-2): The Panthers honestly look like the worst team on our schedule right now. They proved Week 1 was no fluke with a 34-10 pasting by Cincinnati that wasn't even that close. Virginia Tech is up next so the pain will likely continue.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-0): As usual, the Knights are fattening up on weak opponents early on. They beat Howard 26-0 which, on paper, sounds impressive, but, you know...isn't.

Connecticut Huskies (1-1):UConn is going to go as far as their defense takes them because their offense isn't going to take them very far. Their comeback effort in a 10-7 loss to N.C. State was too-little-too-late and revealed the Huskies' weaknesses.

South Florida Bulls (2-0): USF was down 21-6 to Nevada at the end of the first quarter but slowly chipped their way back, edging the Wolfpack for a 32-31 victory on the road. Nevada is a better team that you'd think and the Bulls proved they've got some heart.

Cincinnati Bearcats (1-0):The Bearcats kicked off their season by proving that they're still a legit contender for the Big East crown with a 34-10 drubbing of the lowly Pitt Panthers. George Winn emerged as a solid RB threat.

Louisville Cardinals (2-0): The Cardinals continued to roll with a 35-7 win over something called Missouri St. Teddy Bridgewater completed 30 of 39 passes for a career-high 344 yards and two TDs.

Missouri Tigers (1-1): Welcome to the SEC, Mizzou. Despite holding a 10-9 halftime lead, the Tigers got lit up in the 2nd half by the Bulldogs en route to a 41-20 loss in their SEC debut.

Temple Owls (1-1):Down 26-4 at the half, the Owls mounted a comeback attempt that fell just short in a 36-27 loss to Maryland. Temple was actually the favorite in this game and got exposed for some sloppy play.

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