The Syracuse Orange ended a four-game losing streak this past weekend by beating the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. They're going to be hard-pressed not to start another one when they travel to Death Valley to take on the Clemson Tigers next Saturday.
Vegas has installed Clemson as a 16.5-point favorite over the Orange to start.
The Saturday, October 25 game will kick at 7:00 p.m. EST and will be televised on ESPNU.
The No. 21/20 Tigers (5-2) are coming off of a tough 17-13 road win over the Boston College Eagles. After starting the season with two losses in their first three games (to No. 9 Georgia and No. 2 FSU), they've rattled off four-straight wins and seem primed for another solid season.
Meanwhile, the Orange (3-4) are trying desperately to parlay the momentum of the Wake Forest win into something that can get them back into bowl contention. A trip to Clemson, SC during Homecoming doesn't bode well but SU hopes to at least get some moral victory mileage out of the game like they did against FSU.
*That's sarcasm. It's all they'll be talking about this week...