Kickoff from the famed Carrier Dome is scheduled for 3:30 PM ET. The Nittany Lions are ranked #17 in this week’s AP Poll, while the Orange are just hoping that a recent article in a Rochester newspaper entitled, “Syracuse football unlikely to go winless” is correct.
Penn State was one of the more impressive teams in the second weekend of the college football season, recording a 45-14 win against over-matched Oregon State. The Nittany Lions welcomed OSU to Beaver Stadium as 15.5-point favorites per the closing NCAA football betting line, and easily gave football betting fans backing HC Joe Paterno’s crew winners.
Paterno remains tied atop the list for most victories by a coach in Division-I history with Florida State’s Bobby Bowden. The Nittany Lions have outscored their first two opponents by an average of 43.5 PPG. The exact opposite can be said about the Orange, who limp into this contest after having taken back-to-back beatings to start the season.
Last week, it was lowly Akron that did the deed, knocking off Syracuse 42-28 as 4.5-point underdogs on the NCAAF betting line. It was the fourth time in five games that the Orange failed to cover the spread for their college football betting followers.
Last year, the ‘Cuse took on two Big 10 opponents, getting destroyed by Illinois and Iowa by a combined score of 76-20, failing to cover in each of the games. It should come as no surprise that the Nittany Lions are hefty favorites in this Big 10/Big East match-up. Oddsmakers have installed PSU as 28-point road favorites with the ‘total’ set at 51.
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