Syracuse Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Orange

    The Syracuse football schedule for 2016 kicks off with a slew of home games, but the November becomes nasty.

    January 27, 2016


    The Syracuse football schedule for 2016 kicks off with a slew of home games, but the November becomes nasty.


    2016 Syracuse Football Schedule

    Sept. 1 Colgate
    Sept. 9 Louisville
    Sept. 17 South Florida
    Sept. 24 at Connecticut
    Oct. 1 Notre Dame (in East Rutherford)
    Oct. 8 at Wake Forest
    Oct. 15 Virginia Tech
    Oct. 22 at Boston College
    Oct. 29 OPEN DATE
    Nov. 5 at Clemson
    Nov. 12 NC State
    Nov. 19 Florida State
    Nov. 26 at Pitt

    Non-Conference Games: Colgate, South Florida, at Connecticut, Notre Dame

    Games vs. the Coastal: Virginia Tech, at Pitt

    5 Keys To The Schedule

    – Dino Babers’ first season kicks off with a local layup against Colgate, but the other non-conference dates won’t be easy with USF and UConn two dangerous American Athletic teams, and the Notre Dame game in East Rutherford the obvious big one of the bunch.

    – Getting Louisville in the Carrier Dome to start the ACC season on a Friday night should be a blast – the place should be rocking. That’s part of a run of three straight home games to start, but the payback comes up later.

    – Considering the Notre Dame game is in New Jersey, Syracuse has only one home game from September 24th to November 12th. That’s a long, LONG stretch outside of the dome.

    – The Orange had better pile up the wins early, because November is a bear dealing with Clemson and Florida State, while hosting NC State and going to Pitt.

    – WATCH OUT FOR … UConn. The Husky defense might be just tough enough to be a problem with the focus on the upcoming Notre Dame likely to be a problem. It’s the first road game of the year.

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