Syracuse @ Ohio
Last Season Records: Ohio 2-1; Syracuse 1-10
What to Know
The Ohio Bobcats and the Syracuse Orange are opening their 2021 seasons against one another at 7 p.m. ET next Saturday at Peden Stadium. While Ohio was not exactly top dog last year, they did wrap up the year with a winning record of 2-1. Meanwhile, returning after a rocky 1-10 season, ‘Cuse is aiming to prove that the past does not define them.
A couple last-season offensive stats to keep an eye on: The Bobcats were 11th worst when it came to passing touchdowns last season, with the squad coming up with only four overall (bottom 92%). The Orange experienced some struggles of their own as they ranked second worst in the nation with respect to yards per game last season, where the team accrued only 265.3 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close matchup. We’ll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Peden Stadium — Athens, Ohio
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
The Orange are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college football odds.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.