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Syracuse vs. Duke: Pre-Game Jitters Thread

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Are they "jitters" if the entire fan base seems largely indifferent to this game?

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Welcome to Saturday! Syracuse (3-6) (1-4) is playing Duke (7-1) (3-1) at the Carrier Dome today, with kickoff beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET. As you're aware, the only way the Orange get to the postseason is if they win out. You may feel defeated about this team. I sort of do as well. But we only get a few more of these Saturdays together, so might as well make the best of them and root on our boys. In case you missed it, this game will be aired on ESPN 3 and RSNs (link below contains full list).

Some light reading for those who may have missed some things this week:

Everything you need to know about this matchup -- odds, TV, history & more

Hey, Austin Wilson's starting today...

What the Post-Standard Won't Tell You About Duke

Podcast: John and Jared get together to preview the Duke game and belabor program woes

Julian King stops by from SB Nation's Duke Basketball Report to talk about Duke football

... And my evil twin, "John Sassillo" does the same for Syracuse over at DBR

This week's roundtable floats around looking for life rafts

Hey, now you can show everyone that "the hay is never in the barn." EVER.

The TNIAAM staff offers its score predictions (as does most of the readership in the comments)

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Kickoff's in a little under three hours! So let's hang out here, watch College Gameday, avoid facing the inevitable and complain about the fact that my only local broadcast option is a delayed airing of the game. Most importantly:

G'ORANGE!