NCAA odds on the Orange saw them go a pathetic 2-10 straight up and 3-8-1 against the NCAA football odds. The team was 5-6 in 2007.
NCAA odds on Syracuse had the Orange underdogs in every game but one in 2007. Syracuse lost 10 games for the second time in three years. The offensive player of the year according to NCAA odds stats was WR Mike Williams. The defensive player of the year for Syracuse according to NCAA football odds stats was NT Arthur Jones. Head coach Greg Robinson has done nothing at Syracuse but for some reason was given another year.
The only bright spot for Syracuse was their stunning upset of Louisville early in the year but before the end of the season that win looked less impressive as the Cardinals were a huge disappointment. The week following that great win in football NCAA odds the Orange went and lost to Miami of Ohio.
NCAA odds experts believe that Syracuse is a major mess under Robinson. Until the team takes a new direction it is very likely that the Orange will be the worst team in the Big East. Seven starters return on offense and eight starters are back on defense according to NCAA odds stats. Andrew Robinson is considered a good prospect at quarterback while receiver Mike Williams is a good one. The running game gets Curtis Brinkley and Delone Carter back. Syracuse will need both players since they scored fewer than 17 points or less in eight games according to NCAA odds stats. The offensive line was horrible as they allowed 54 sacks last season, second most in the nation according to NCAA football odds stats. The defense was even worse than the offense. They were last in the Big East according to NCAA odds stats. The defense ranked 112th in the nation in yards allowed according to NCAA odds stats. They were 104th in points allowed according to NCAA odds numbers. The offense was just as bad ranking 114th in the country according to NCAA odds stats and 118th in points scored according to NCAA football odds stats.