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Syracuse vs Central Michigan College Football Preview

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In week 3 the Syracuse Orange (1-0 overall) travel to Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan to face the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-0 overall) Saturday.

Syracuse won a close game against Villanova 27-26 last week in 2OT. Syracuse was led by quarterbacks Terrel Hunt and Austin Wilson who split time under center. In addition, Prince-Tyson Gulley led the rushing game with 100 yards and one TD.

Syracuse allowed 389 yards and gave up 26 points last week. In addition, their defense forced no turnovers.

The Central Michigan Chippewas beat Purdue 38-17 last week. The Chippewas were led by quarterback Cooper Rush who had 172 passing yards and 2 TDs but did throw an interception. Thomas Rawls led the rushing game with 31 carries for 155 yards and 2 TDs.

The Chippewas defense allowed 326 yards and 17 points. However, they did have 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions.

Keys to Syracuse win

The Orange will need their quarterbacks to continue playing well and not turn the ball over. In addition, they will also need RB Prince-Tyson Gulley to have another great game. Syracuse will need their defense to force some turnovers this week.

Keys to Central Michigan win

The Chippewas will need QB Cooper Rush to play a solid game without turning the ball over. In addition, they will need Thomas Rawls to keep up the heavy load of carries and chew up the yardage and clock. Central Michigan will need their defense to continue playing well and forcing turnovers.

Key Injuries

Syracuse

Adly Enoicy, John Raymon, Josh Parris, Naesean Howard

Central Michigan

Ron Coluzzi, Titus Davis, Andrew Flory

Favorite

Syracuse -7

Conclusion

Syracuse should win Saturday, but it will not be easy. However, their offense and defense are both stronger than Central Michigan and should come away with a double-digit win.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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