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Full Syracuse football schedule announced for 2019

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NCAA Football: Louisville at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It’s finally here!

The Syracuse Orange football schedule was announced on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET, as part of the full ACC schedule release. And as you probably figured, I have some thoughts...

But first, the entire schedule is included below:

Saturday, August 31: at Liberty Flames

Saturday, September 7: at Maryland Terrapins

Saturday, September 14: Clemson Tigers

Saturday, September 21: Western Michigan Broncos

Saturday, September 28: Holy Cross Crusaders

Saturday, October 5: BYE

Thursday, October 10: at N.C. State Wolfpack

Friday, October 18: Pittsburgh Panthers

Saturday, October 26: at Florida State Seminoles

Saturday, November 2: Boston College Eagles

Saturday, November 9: BYE

Saturday, November 16: at Duke Blue Devils

Saturday, November 23: at Louisville Cardinals

Saturday, November 30: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Alright, then.

The good:

  • Clemson early in the season at home is good for two reasons: 1. Defense (still full of five-stars) could need a couple games to get going, 2. Potential College Gameday spot if Syracuse is in the top 25 — likely if they’re 2-0
  • Moving the BC game off the final weekend every once in awhile at least gives it the opportunity to be better attended
  • Four VERY manageable games to end the season, including the finale at home vs. Wake Forest
  • Perfect bye placements (Week 6, Week 10), giving us some extra rest before both BC and NC State
  • No brutal stretches and only one set of back-to-back road games (Duke, Louisville)

The not-so-good:

  • Thursday and Friday games back-to-back weeks? (at NC State, Pitt)
  • Toughest games all early (if younger players at key spots needs time, could get tripped up a few times)
  • Clemson game is going to be a scorcher


Honestly, I have zero REAL complaints here. My schedule predictions weren’t correct, but oh well, this works out just as well, if not better.

We’ll offer up some initial win projections today/tomorrow. But what do you think?