The No. 2-ranked Clemson Tigers meet the Syracuse Orange in an NCAA college football game on Friday, October 13, 2017 (10/13/17) at Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.
The unbeaten No. 2-ranked Clemson Tigers (6-0) meet the Syracuse Orange (3-3) in an NCAA college football game on Friday, October 13, 2017 (10/13/17) at Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Clemson vs. Syracuse
When: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
Time: 7 p.m. Eastern
Line: Clemson -22.5
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Syracuse’s Dino Babers has coached at 15 colleges since he started at Hawaii in 1984 as a graduate assistant, so he knows what he and his Orange will be up against with second-ranked Clemson.
“I played very, very, very good football teams before,” Babers said. “This Clemson team is like one of those teams.”
Friday’s game offers the Orange a chance to be in the national spotlight in primetime — for one night at least.
There are dreams of an upset just like last year’s Carrier Dome stunner against No. 17 Virginia Tech. That brought national attention to the Orange after Babers orchestrated a postgame rant that went viral. The Hokies were favored by just over 20 points in that one and Clemson is a 22 1/2-point favorite for this matchup.
“This is huge, to have the nation tuning in to the Carrier Dome,” Babers said. “It’s a heck of a task, there’s no doubt about it. But let’s … watch and see what can happen.”
Syracuse is coming off an important 27-24 win over Pittsburgh, which kept alive the Orange’s hopes of playing in a bowl game.
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Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports