Welcome to Saturday! Chances are you've felt better about Syracuse football, but you're not alone. Still, the Orange (2-3) (0-1) face off with the No. 1-ranked Florida State Seminoles (5-0) (3-0) at the Carrier Dome at noon ET, and we want to start the day off on a positive note, rooting for our boys. Just in case you forgot this one's on ESPN.
light reading for those who may have missed some things this week:
Everything you need to know about this matchup -- odds, TV, history & more
Who's suiting up for the Orange? Check out this week's depth chart
Who's NOT suiting up for the Orange? A look at this week's injury report
John, Sean, Dan and Jared all join this week's podcast, which (sort of) discusses the 'Noles
Dylan from Tomahawk Nation swings by to share thoughts on today's game
... And John returns the favor over there, where our blogs' budding bromance continues
This week's roundtable dives into some pressing matters for Orange football right now
Feel like diving back into McDonald-/Hunt injury-related things? Full story stream is here for you
Tomahawk Nation breaks down today's game from Florida State's perspective
Syracuse may go with a two-QB system against the 'Noles
What should we expect from Tim Lester as offensive coordinator?
Oh, and Lester played in the XFL, which you should DEFINITELY care about
The TNIAAM staff offers its score predictions (as does most of the readership in the comments)
The countdown to kickoff is on! So let's hang out here, watch College Gameday and talk about today's (almost) inevitable outcome until the game thread goes up. Most importantly: