Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Syracuse Orange vs. Central Michigan Chippewas

Syracuse, returning from a bye week will take on the 2-0 Central Michigan Chippewas on the road in Week 3. Syracuse won its opener two weeks ago, beating FCS foe Villanova 27-26 in double overtime. Central Michigan hammered Purdue on the road last week, 38-17. This is just the second meeting between the Orange and the Chippewas and the first at Central Michigan. Syracuse won the first meeting in 1999, 47-7.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: Noon ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ESPNews

Radio: For a list of Central Michigan affiliates, click here. For a list of Syracuse affiliates, click here.

Game Facts

Central Michigan facts

Running back Thomas Rawls was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week after rushing for 155 yards and two touchdowns in a win at Purdue.

The Chippewas forced three turnovers and scored a defensive touchdown against the Boilermakers.

Central Michigan improved to 6-23 all-time against Big Ten opponents.

The Chippewas have six interceptions in two games this season after netting 14 all of last year. They are plus-5 in turnover margin after finishing 2013 at minus-3.

Sophomore defensive end Joe Ostman had both of Central Michigan’s sacks in the win at Purdue.

Syracuse facts

Since 2009, Syracuse is 5-2 after a bye week.

With a win, the Orange would be 2-0 for the first time since 2011 and just the second time this century.

Senior linebacker Cameron Lynch had 15 tackles against Villanova, the most by a Syracuse defender since 2011.

The Orange had 10 tackles for loss and four sacks against the Wildcats.

Syracuse won the game against Villanova on a fake field goal, with punter Riley Dixon—the holder—throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Moore.

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