Beat writers unanimously pick Clemson to beat up on Syracuse

first_imgSyracuse (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) kicks off with No. 2 Clemson (6-0, 4-0) at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Tigers beat the Orange 54-0 last year in Death Valley. Clemson has not won an ACC game by fewer than 14 points and won at then-hyped Louisville 47-21.Friday night’s SU-CU game will air on ESPN.Tomer Langer (5-1)Makes senseClemson 44, Syracuse 24Earlier this week, quarterback Eric Dungey said he liked the fact that nobody thought they’d be able to beat Clemson. And while it would be a good story for Syracuse to win this game, I need to throw my hat in with the group of people who don’t think the Orange will pull it off. Clemson’s defense is just too tough for SU to consistently crack, and if the Orange can’t move the ball it’ll give the Tigers short fields on offense. I think Syracuse manages to score by aggressively going for it on fourth downs, but Clemson should pull away.Matthew Gutierrez (4-2)Eye of the TigerClemson 45, Syracuse 17AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe defending national champs prove to be too much for Syracuse, which only narrowly beat a fledgling Pittsburgh team last week. As head coach Dino Babers said this week, Clemson’s front is “O-M-G.” So is the rest of the team. Clemson has its way in the primetime matchup.Joe Bloss (4-2)As it should beClemson 31, Syracuse 20Eric Dungey and this Syracuse offense can do some very nice things when they have the time. But that necessary time will not be granted against a Clemson defensive line that has accounted for 14.5 of the Tigers’ 22 sacks. It will occasionally get ugly. Feel free to look away when it does. A solid Syracuse defense won’t let up 54 points like it did a year ago, but it won’t be able to contain Kelly Bryant and his weapons to a score Dungey and Co. can match. As it has been in Syracuse’s losses thus far, the better team will win. Comments Published on October 13, 2017 at 1:16 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

‘Verbal agreement’ reached between Chelsea and Wolfsburg, claims Schurrle’s agent

first_img Andre Schurrle in action for Germany 1 Andre Schurrle’s agent confirms Chelsea and Wolfsburg have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ about the striker’s return to the Bundesliga.A sum of around €30million (£22.5million) is reported to have been agreed for the transfer, which Schurrle’s agent Ingo Haspel told Germany’s SID agency “should go through on Friday.”“There are still a few things to discuss, but we’re no longer talking about figures,” Haspel added.Until those have been resolved, Wolfsburg are holding back on confirming the transfer, focusing instead on Friday night’s Bundesliga clash with Bayern Munich.“The fact is, all of the required signatures are still lacking,” Wolfsburg director of sport Klaus Allofs told ARD television.“No contract has been signed and I’m a bit old-fashioned and there are still some obstacles to get round. The ink is not yet dry.”The 24-year-old nevertheless looks certain to return to Germany, where he played for both Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen before joining the Blues in 2013.He would become the most expensive player in Wolfsburg’s history, eclipsing the 22 million euros (£16.5million) they paid Chelsea for Kevin De Bruyne in the summer.last_img read more