The Zips continue a three-game road trip with a visit to Syracuse's Carrier Dome for a 3:30 kickoff.
The teams have a combined three wins, but this is a better Orange that the one the Zips faced last season. Still, Syracuse has problems. The team has committed nine turnovers in its last two games. The third-down conversion percentage is 117th in the nation (out of 120 teams).
It would be uber-redundant to go over the Zips' problems. There are excuses galore for the team sitting at 1-5. Regardless of the outcome Saturday, it would be great to see Patrick Nicely take another positive step against a team that doesn't stop the pass too well.