Syracuse football opens as 8-point home underdog against rebuilding Georgia Tech

Syracuse, N.Y. — Georgia Tech was picked to be the worst team in the ACC during the league’s preseason poll.

But the Yellow Jackets opened as eight-point favorites for their Week 3 game in the Carrier Dome, according to the betting website

The betting line reflects a horrific start to the season for Syracuse, which was predicted to finish 14th out of the 15 teams when the year began, and a relatively hopeful one for Georgia Tech, the only team predicted to be worse.

Syracuse (0-2, 0-2 ACC) has opened the season against a fairly difficult schedule but has scored just one touchdown in two games. The Orange rank last in the ACC in points scored, total offense, rushing yards, passing yards and sacks allowed.

Those were numbers that might have been expected from Georgia Tech (1-1, 1-0), a team that is just over a year removed from running

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