Carrier Dome (49,262/FieldTurf)
ESPN3.com — Dave Popkin and Jerrod Cherry
WTKW-FM 99.5 (flagship)
Syracuse and Colgate have met 65 times and the Raiders hold a 31-29-5 series lead … The last meeting between the schools was in 1987, when the Orange were 52-6 winners … Syracuse is 3-0 all-time against Colgate in the Carrier Dome … Syracuse hasn’t lost to Colgate since a 19-14 win at Archbold Stadium in 1950.
Doug Marrone (Syracuse ’91)
6-9, second season
Syracuse stands at 2-1 for the first time since 2004 after the Orange scored a 38-14 win against Maine in their home opener … Syracuse is looking for its first 3-1 start since 1999 … The Orange were 29-3 winners at Akron to start the season and fell at Washington in Week 2 … Syracuse is the only team from an automatic-qualifying BCS conference that opened the season with consecutive road games … At a school with a long history of successful signal-callers, QB Ryan Nassib put his name in the Syracuse record book in just his third career start … Nassib threw for 260 yards and a school-record five touchdowns in the win against Maine … Nassib leads the BIG EAST with eight touchdown passes and has thrown for 691 yards in three games … RB Delone Carter has averaged 82.3 yards per game, good for fourth in the BIG EAST, and has one rushing touchdown … WR Van Chew is second in the BIG EAST in receiving yards (91.7 ypg) … Chew has caught 16 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns … LB Derrell Smith has a team-high 28 tackles to go with three tackles for loss and two forced fumbles … DE Chandler Jones has a team-high two sacks … P Rob Long is an all-America candidate who has averaged 44.0 yards per punt.
Dick Biddle (Duke ’71)
114-52, 15th season
Colgate has not played since a 45-15 loss at Furman Sept. 11 … The Raiders began the season with a 30-29 win against Monmouth … Colgate’s last game against a Bowl Subdivision opponent was in 2003, when the Raiders defeated Buffalo 38-15 … Colgate head coach Dick Biddle has been named Patriot League Coach of the Year four times, has led the Raiders to six Patriot League titles and six NCAA Championship appearances including the 2003 FCS national title game … Colgate has been outscored in the fourth quarter by a 34-8 margin this season … The Raiders have averaged 226.5 rushing yards and 115.5 passing yards in 2010 … QB Greg Sullivan is a dual threat who has rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns and has completed 17 of 28 passes for 231 yards and one TD with one interception … The leading rusher is RB Nate Eachus, who has gone for 279 yards and two touchdowns … WR Doug Rosnick has 10 receptions for 128 yards and a TD … LB Chris DiMassa has averaged 12.0 tackles threw two games … DE Lamont Sonds has three sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss … The game at Syracuse is part of a stretch in which the Raiders play four of five away from home … The lone home date in that span is next week’s Patriot League opener against Georgetown.