With Syracuse fans eagerly awaiting word on whether the 6-6 Orange will end up playing somewhere for the bowl season, it’s interesting to note that Yahoo! Sports believes SU will be heading to the Tampa Bay area. The website has the Orange playing in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Pete against FAU two days before Christmas.
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St Petersburg
St Petersburg, Fla. – Dec. 23
C-USA No. 4 vs. AAC No. 6
Florida Atlantic vs. Syracuse*
A * denotes a team filling in for another conference that couldn’t fulfill all of its postseason obligations.
Any postseason game would be an important end to a trying season for the Orange. And certainly heading to the Tampa area where there’s plenty of SU alumni would be a solid opportunity. Florida is also recruiting turf for SU, especially now that the program needs to up its talent pool in the ACC, and is playing in the state basically every year between FSU and Miami.
The game is played on ESPN, in a nice Monday evening window. Tampa provides sunny temperatures and beaches in December for fans that want to travel. And ironically would be a chance to stick it to the old Big East again by taking an AAC slot.
USF, Rutgers and Louisville have all won the game before.