How to Watch Syracuse Orange vs. South Florida Bulls – December 21

The Syracuse Orange are 3-point favorites as they hit the field against the South Florida Bulls in the Boca Raton Bowl on December 21, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN. The point total is set at 55.5.

Interested in watching the game between the Orange and Bulls? You can find it on ESPN.

Orange vs. Bulls Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Venue: FAU Stadium

Orange Insights

  • The Orange are putting up 359.1 yards per game on offense (89th in the FBS), and they rank 68th defensively with 382.4 yards allowed per game.
  • Offensively, the Orange rank 81st in the FBS with 25.5 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 52nd in points allowed (382.4 points allowed per contest).
  • While Syracuse’s pass defense ranks 81st with 234.6 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been worse, ranking 19th-worst (174.4 passing yards per game).
  • Offensively, the Orange rank 31st in the FBS with 184.7 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 59th in rushing yards allowed per contest (147.8).
  • Syracuse ranks 40th in third-down efficiency (42.6%) on offense and 101st in third-down percentage allowed (41.8%) on defense this year.
  • The Orange rank 91st in college football with a -3 turnover margin after forcing 14 turnovers (43rd in the FBS) and committing 17 (107th in the FBS).

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Bulls Insights

  • While South Florida’s defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking third-worst by surrendering 456.3 total yards per game, its offense ranks 16th-best with 455.8 total yards per contest.
  • South Florida’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, surrendering 34.9 points per game, which ranks 11th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 46th with 30.8 points per contest.
  • The Bulls have been struggling in pass defense, ranking worst with 301.3 passing yards given up per game. They have been more productive on the other side of the ball, putting up 270.7 passing yards per contest (31st-ranked).
  • South Florida ranks 29th in the FBS with 185.2 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 72nd with 155.0 rushing yards surrendered per game on defense.
  • The Bulls rank 76th in the FBS with a 37.8% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 35th with a 35.3% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
  • South Florida has accumulated 15 forced turnovers (35th in the FBS) and committed 17 turnovers (107th in the FBS) this season for a -2 turnover margin that ranks 82nd in the FBS.

Orange Leaders

  • Garrett Shrader has thrown for 1,691 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions this year. He averages 153.7 yards per game and 7.9 per attempt, while completing 62.6% of his passes.
  • He has added 460 rushing yards (41.8 per game) and eight touchdowns on the ground.
  • LeQuint Allen averages 4.7 yards per carry (179th in the FBS) and 88.4 yards per game, and has 1,061 total rushing yards. He has recorded nine rushing TDs this season.
  • Allen’s zero targets in the passing game have turned into 36 catches (3.0 per game) for 197 yards (16.4 per game) and one touchdown.
  • In 11 games played, Dan Villari is averaging 16.4 yards and 1.8 receptions per game on the way to 180 receiving yards and 20 catches. He’s been targeted zero times, and has three receiving touchdowns.

Bulls Leaders

  • Through 12 games played this year, Byrum Brown has racked up 3,078 passing yards, while throwing 23 touchdowns against 11 interceptions and completing 64.1% of his passes.
  • Brown has also rushed for 11 touchdowns and 745 yards (second on the Bulls).
  • Sean Atkins has 86 catches (seventh in the FBS) for 961 yards and five receiving touchdowns. He has been targeted zero times and averages 7.2 receptions per game in 12 games played.
  • This season through 12 games, Nay’Quan Wright has churned out 757 rushing yards (leading the Bulls) and scored seven rushing touchdowns. He averages 63.1 yards per game and 4.5 per carry (210th in the FBS).
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