The Northwestern Wildcats and the Syracuse Orange are going to square off in Week 1 of the college football betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Saturday.
Week 1 College Football Picks: Northwestern Wildcats @ Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, September 1st, 12:00 ET
Location: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
CFB Betting Odds: Northwestern Pick ‘Em
Northwestern vs. Syracuse Live TV: ESPN2
This is going to be the third time in five years that these two teams have met, and the home team was able to take the first two. We think that this is a Syracuse team under Head Coach Doug Marrone that is a lot tougher than last year’s 5-7 team was, and it is a team that has a real chance of making a bowl game this year. QB Kain Kolter really is just a run-only quarterback, and though he is going to do a lot in the open space, we just don’t think that he is going to be able to make this offense all that two dimensional. That isn’t going to cut it in the Carrier Dome in all likelihood, where the Orange are really hoping to get off to a strong start to this season. Look for senior QB Ryan Nassib to get his year off on the right foot for the ‘Cuse.
Northwestern @ Syracuse Pick: Syracuse Pk
Northwestern @ Syracuse Score Prediction: Syracuse 30 – Northwestern 24