Yesterday, we had news of the LSU and NC State ticket pre-sales. Today, Syracuse Orange football released information around all road game purchases, plus partial season ticket plans (for those that can’t commit to the full seven at the Carrier Dome).
For those that would like to purchase road tickets for Syracuse’s games at LSU, NC State, Miami, Florida State or Louisville, follow the link here to make your selection(s). As mentioned yesterday, I’ll be at the LSU game this year, and I know a lot of others will be making that trip as well. Should be a fun weekend in Louisiana, regardless of the likely outcome of that contest.
But onto the topic that’s closer to home (literally): the “You Pick 3” plan, which allows you to select any three home games, instead of going to all seven. Given the $99 ticket price for seven, not sure why you wouldn’t just do that and sell the ones you can’t go to. But I digress...
The partial plans start at $60, unless you include Clemson, and then it’s $85.
Which three would I pick?
September 1 vs. Central Connecticut State
This game is very unlikely to be exciting, but it’s also the game that Syracuse is most likely to win. Want to watch this offense operate at the peak of its powers and destroy an FCS squad? This is the matchup for you before leaving town for the holiday weekend.
October 7 vs. Pittsburgh
No one cares about this “rivalry,” but the Arena Football scores these teams put up last November at least gives hope we’ll see similar fireworks in 2017. Several key pieces of the offense are gone for Pitt, as is offensive coordinator Matt Canada. But there’s still plenty there, and the Panthers’ defense seems like it might be miserable yet again.
November 11 vs. Wake Forest
Thought about Clemson here briefly, but after last year’s debacle, I think we’re good on the Tigers for now. Even if SU gives them more of a game this season (likely, because... can’t get much worse), it’s still a very likely loss by 20 or more. So Wake Forest provides a good, late-season measuring stick for what this Orange team truly is. If we’re contending for a bowl game, this is a must. If not, this could be a very somber kickoff and a reminder of where we should be progressing (since the Deacons finally seem to be headed in the right direction).
How about you, though? Would you prefer to watch us probably lose to Clemson? Or maybe the post-Thanksgiving game against Boston College is more your speed? Share your own “You Pick 3” selections below.