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Syracuse football schedule: Orange add four games vs. UConn between 2022 & 2027

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Can’t necessarily say we’re surprised. Glad to see open spots filled, however.

Connecticut v Syracuse Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images

Well, we were clamoring for news on future Syracuse Orange football schedules, and it appears we have it... and of course, we have some qualms. Though, also great to see us scheduling more winnable games.

As announced on Friday, Syracuse will play four games against the Connecticut Huskies between 2022 and 2027. The first will be a road game at UConn in 2022. Then home games for Syracuse in 2025 and 2026, before another road game at UConn in 2027. So instead of a 2-for-1 with an inferior program, we wind up with a 2-for-2 because we had no leverage on 2022 since we waited too long. “Cool.”

Financial details have yet to be disclosed, but since UConn’s a public school, we should be able to get them at some point.

Beggars can’t be choosers, and I mentioned a couple weeks ago that UConn was one of the only options for 2022. Just think that not getting a 2-for-1 against a team like this is a major misstep.

On the bright side, 2022 and 2025 now just need FCS opponents. Meanwhile, 2026 is done and this is the first foe scheduled for 2027.

Despite the current respective states of the two programs, Connecticut does hold a 6-5 lead in this all-time series, largely fattening up on the GERG era (when the Huskies went 3-1 against us). Syracuse has won three straight games between the two teams, outscoring UConn by a total of 122-55 in those matchups. They last met at the Dome in 2018, with the Orange collecting a 51-21 victory.

Connecticut v Syracuse Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images

For those keeping track at home, here’s what Syracuse’s non-conference schedules now look like through 2027:

2020

  • Sept. 12: at Rutgers
  • Sept. 19: Colgate
  • Sept. 26: at Western Michigan
  • Oct. 17: Liberty

2021

  • Sept. 4: at Ohio
  • Sept. 11: Rutgers
  • Sept. 18: Albany
  • Sept. 25: Liberty

2022

  • Sept. 10: at Connecticut
  • Sept. 17: Purdue
  • TBD: Notre Dame

2023

  • Sept. 9: Western Michigan
  • Sept. 16: at Purdue
  • Sept. 23: Army

2024

  • Aug. 31: Ohio
  • Sept. 21: at Army

2025

  • Sept. 6: Connecticut
  • Sept. 27: Army
  • TBD: at Notre Dame

2026

  • Sept. 5: New Hampshire
  • Sept. 26: at Army
  • Oct. 3: Connecticut
  • TBD: at Notre Dame

2027

  • Nov. 6: at Connecticut

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So what do we think? We fine with it? Annoyed by it? Think that it’s good, but also why is this not a 2-for-1? (raises hand) Share your own thoughts below.