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
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.
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.