Beat writers predict Syracuse to blow out Holy Cross

first_imgSyracuse (2-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) finally showed flashes of the team it was last season against Western Michigan last week, breaking out for 52 points and 545 yards of offense. Tommy DeVito had the best performance of his Syracuse career thus far, beating WMU both through the air and on the ground. The Orange are home again at noon on Saturday versus FCS opponent Holy Cross (1-2). SU is currently a 38.5-point favorite over the Crusaders, who are coming off of a 23-10 loss to Yale last week. Here’s what our beat writers predict will happen when Holy Cross visits the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 12 p.m.Eric Black (3-1)CrushedadersSyracuse 55, Holy Cross 7There’s a legitimate chance that Holy Cross, which has scored 30 points through three games against Navy, New Hampshire and Yale, fails to score at all on Saturday. But I’ll give the Crusaders the benefit of the doubt and expect a touchdown from them, only because at some point the Orange will take their starters out and play their backups. Even then, though, SU will dominate. After a game in which Syracuse’s offense finally played up to its potential, who knows what it could do versus a team that’s allowing nearly 300 rushing yards per game. I’ll be looking for DeVito to continue his success and more importantly play mistake-free football. Even though he didn’t turn the ball over last week there were still a couple of poor decisions he made that should’ve been picked off. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAndrew Graham (3-1)‘A very good Holy Cross team’Syracuse 66, Holy Cross 13Holy Cross is, statistically, one of the worst teams in Division I college football — FBS or FCS — giving up 289 rushing yards per game and getting blown out by Navy, the only FBS opponent on its schedule to date. Their other two games? A 13-10 squeaker win against New Hampshire and a 13-point loss at Yale. I’ll put it this way: Syracuse scheduled a win this week. Dino Babers of course lauded his opponent at his weekly press conference. He said the fumbles that bounced SU’s way against Western Michigan could go the other way and, as is always true, an injury changes everything. But, we saw the Orange decimate Wagner last season and Holy Cross might be worse. SU should wipe the floor with Holy Cross, but Babers does make a good point. A banged up SU team should hope to leave this game with the same amount of healthy players it started with. Josh Schafer (3-1)Holy point spread Syracuse 61 Holy Cross 10 The betting line for Syracuse has peaked with the Orange favored by 38.5 points as of Wednesday and it’s not a reach at all. The Orange just scored 52 points against Western Michigan while Holy Cross just scored 10 points against Yale. The Crusaders 289.3 yards allowed on the ground per game ranks 118th out of 124 teams in the FCS, a division lower than the FBS which Syracuse plays in. And don’t forget Holy Cross’ offense is ranked 111th in the FCS.  The Crusaders aren’t even good in the FCS and it hasn’t changed in recent years in FBS matchups. Last year, they lost 62-14 against Boston College and Saturday’s result should be similar in favor of the Orange. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 25, 2019 at 11:46 pmlast_img read more

The Dream of the 90s Is Alive in Blockbuster The Game

first_img Bring the good times home again with Blockbuster: The Game.The cornball party game transports players back to the golden age of video rentals, when Saturday nights meant walls of new releases, shelves of candy, and arguments over whether to choose a rom-com or thriller.“Blockbuster is a movie game for anyone who has seen a movie,” according to manufacturer Big Potato Games. “And like all the best films, it comes in two parts.”First is the Movie Buzzer Battle: Both teams are given a topic (like “movies with dogs”), and players each have 15 seconds to yell out a relevant title (Homeward Bound!), then reset the timer. Continue back and forth (All Dogs Go to Heaven! Oliver & Company!) until the clock runs out.Whoever runs out of time hands the advantage to the other team, who take control for the next round: Triple Charades Jeopardy.A member of the winning team picks six movie cards, strategically keeps three, then passes the rest to their competitor. In three stages, the player must coax their teammates to guess the film via one word, a quote, and a pantomime.“Get your three movies correct and you move onto the other team’s. Collect as many movie cards in round two as you can,” the Big Potato product page said. “The first team to finally collect a movie in all eight genres wins.”Conveniently packaged in a classic Blockbuster VHS box, the game comes with 200 classic movie and 60 category cards, as well as a replica parking lot/game board, on which to place a miniature version of the famous blue-and-yellow sign.The first team to collect a movie in all eight genres—drama, comedy, animation, sci-fi/fantasy, horror, action—wins (via Big Potato Games)Pick up Blockbuster: The Game from America’s favorite retailer Target—available for $19.99. And don’t forget to check your local games shop for a copy of the wistful title.“It’s an all-out race to collect a film from every genre and be crowned the new Blockbuster big-shots,” Target’s website said. “You’ll want to clear a space on your top 10 family party games—this is one that’s sure to bring the entertainment home again and again.”While the Blockbuster brand is mostly retired (from our lexicon, but not from our hearts), one store remains—in Bend, Ore.Continue your trip down memory lane with Geek’s list of 8 Nostalgic Board Games Based on Old Sci-Fi Flicks.More on Hits Turn Tabletop With ‘God of War,’ ‘Bloodborne’ Board Games‘Kingdom Hearts’ Board Game Is Vital CanonDeepMind’s AI Can Now Beat Humans at More Board Games Stay on target Lone Blockbuster Store Still Standing in Oregon25 Wii U game titles leak via Blockbuster last_img read more