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GAME WEEEEEEEEEK

NCAA Football: Louisville at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Teams: Syracuse Orange (0-0, 0-0) vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (0-0, 0-0)

Day & Time: Friday, September 1, 2017, 7 p.m. ET

Field: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY

Line: N/A

TV: ACC Network Extra (WatchESPN)

Radio: Syracuse IMG Network, WAER 88.3, Sirius 93/XM 193

CCSU Blog: CCSU Fans

Rivalry: Zeros all around

Current Streak: N/A

First Meeting: Again, never. Though Syracuse basketball did smoke CCSU on the basketball court, 96-62 back in 2012.

Last Meeting: See above.

Head Coaches: SU: Dino Babers (2nd Year, 4-8), CCSU: Pete Rossomando (4th Year, 9-24)

Coach Bio: Rossomando played football at Boston University while the Terriers still had a team in the early 1990s, then went right into coaching. He went from New Haven (twice) to Northeastern, then SUNY-Cortland and Albany, before arriving at CCSU. He was the head coach at New Haven before this, going 42-13 with the Chargers. That mark also included two trips to the Division II playoffs.

Last Year: The Blue Devils got smacked around quite a few times last year en route to a 2-9 record. CCSU did beat Bowie State (DII) and Sacred Heart, and a few of their losses were by single-digits. They were 80th in total offense in FCS, and 75th in defense -- not an ideal match. Central Connecticut really couldn’t run the ball or stop the pass most of all, however.

Last Game: Northeast Conference champ Duquesne won 52-19. Nothing went right for the Blue Devils, clearly. The Dukes were up 21-3 after the first quarter and steamrolled from there.

"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds of Timelords": Junior quarterback Jacob Dolegala performed reasonably well last year, completing nearly 60 percent of his passes for 2,934 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Considering it was just 11 games, that’s not half bad. Dolegala threw for at least 240 yards in all but two contests all year.

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

If Syracuse Wins: The Orange did exactly what they were supposed to do, and we’re happy to be 1-0 to start the season.

If Syracuse Loses: DEFCON 1 on the Hill. There will be no place to hide for the program after suffering its worst meltdown in program history.

Fun Fact: Fifth-year senior tight end Ed Ogundeko is actually the older brother of one-time Syracuse football recruiting target Ebenezer Ogundeko. Ebenezer originally picked Clemson over SU, before being dismissed and ending up at Tennessee State.