Middle Tennessee vs Syracuse, live stream 2017. Middle Tennessee vs Syracuse: Preview, How to Watch, Betting Line, & Prediction
The defense had a very rough start last week too but showed improvement over the course of the game. For the first time in a long time, the Raiders were able to defend the run effectively, holding Vandy to under 100 yards rushing. On the flip side though, Middle continued to struggle in coverage, getting beat over the top and underneath. As much as I thought last week’s Middle Tennessee game would be a shootout, I am even more confident this one will be too even after last week. Scott Shafer has to figure out that secondary sooner rather than later.
As for Syracuse, they are very strong on offense and can make this Middle defense pay if they aren’t on their game. Quarterback Eric Dungey is an electric player that can make plays with his arm and legs that the defense has to contain.This past week’s game showed a lot of flaws that the Raiders have to address if they even want to contend for a conference title. If the secondary can step up and make plays, this is an offense that can be stopped.
On defense, Syracuse is not as strong as Vanderbilt; their secondary is vulnerable and can be attacked. The biggest key for Middle to have success is to protect Brent Stockstill from the defensive line and possible rushing linebackers.