Teams: Syracuse Orange (1-7, 1-6) vs. Bye Week Fightin’ Byes (0-7, 0-0)
Day & Time: Saturday, November 14, noon ET
Location: USS Midway, San Diego, Calif.
Line: Vegas will Vegas, as Syracuse is once again a 3-point underdog.
Radio: Quibi has exclusive broadcast rights to the game. As such, there will be no radio broadcast.
Bye Week Blog: The Champaign Room because Illinois keeps stealing our uniforms.
Rivalry: 149-0, Syracuse
Current Streak: 149, Syracuse
First Meeting: 1889 was the first game between Syracuse and Bye Week. Ironically, it was the last time Syracuse ever threw to a tight end. People still haven’t figured out if Syracuse won 4-0 or 44-0.
Last Meeting: Remember the good ol’ days? When Tommy DeVito wasn’t injured and there seemed to be some stability at quarterback and the roster in general? In a weird turn of events, DeVito ran for five touchdowns while Nykeim Johnson took half of the offensive snaps in the wildcat and threw for five more touchdowns en route to a second straight 70-0 win.
Head Coaches: Syracuse - Dino Babers (fifth year, 24-33) | Bye Week - Bino Dabers (fifth year, 0-56)
Coach Bio: Dabers actually started his collegiate coaching career learning the triple option from Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech. However, when he moved to coach at Western Illinois, the players couldn’t keep up with all of the nuances of the offensive scheme so Dabers had to switch to a slow, methodical, and boring style of offensive that he has since carried with him to Bye Week.
Last Year: Another 0-12 year for Bye Week, and that included a loss to the Hosei Orange.
Last Game: With more college football programs playing in-conference games only, Bye Week has ventured overseas for many of its remaining games on the schedule. Once again the Fightin’ Byes took on Hosei, and once again the Orange reigned supreme.
“Fear Me, I’ve Killed Hundreds of Timelords”: Much like SU, Bye Week has been decimated by injuries, which means they are down to their last quarterback on the roster in Savid Dummers. This will be his first game starting for the Fightin’ Byes, so the Orange need to be extra careful as there is exactly zero tape of Dummers playing collegiate football.
If Syracuse Wins: The victory party commences at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
If Syracuse Loses: We drink our sorrows away at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
Fun Fact: There are rumors that despite the result of this game, Syracuse may play Bye Week in the Pinstripe Bowl later this year.