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Orange you glad to have 6 wins? Syracuse football’s bowl outlook is starting to sound cheesy

Syracuse, N.Y. — Syracuse’s New Year’s Six bowl chances took a hit after a non-conference loss to unranked Notre Dame sent the Orange tumbling in the national polls behind a pack of other ACC teams.

With injuries piling up, the margin for error the rest of the way is likely zero if SU wants to cap its season in Miami at the Orange Bowl.

Even if it loses out, SU is still assured a 13th game this season. By starting 6-0, the Orange wrapped up bowl eligibility two weeks ago.

But two-straight losses, and a tough November schedule, has dimmed the outlook for a major bowl berth.

See where national bowl prognosticators — and we — have the Orange playing this postseason.

ESPN.com

Kyle Bonagura

Bowl: Cheez-It Bowl

Opponent: Oklahoma State

Where: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida

When: Dec. 29; 5:30 p.m.; ESPN

Mark Schlabach

Bowl: ReliaQuest Bowl

Opponent: Mississippi

Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

When: Jan. 2; noon; ESPN2

Jerry Palm (CBS Sports)

Bowl: Cheez-It Bowl

Opponent: Oklahoma State

Where: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida

When: Dec. 29; 5:30 p.m.; ESPN

Brett McMurphy (Action Network)

Bowl: San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Opponent: Utah

Where: Petco Park in San Diego, California

When: Dec. 28; 8 p.m.; FOX

Sporting News

Bowl: Cheez-It Bowl

Opponent: Texas

Where: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida

When: Dec. 29; 5:30 p.m.; ESPN

Will Backus (247Sports)

Bowl: Cheez-It Bowl

Opponent: Oklahoma State

Where: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida

When: Dec. 29; 5:30 p.m.; ESPN

College Football News

Bowl: Cheez-It Bowl

Opponent: Texas

Where: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida

When: Dec. 29; 5:30 p.m.; ESPN

Nate Mink (syracuse.com)

Bowl: Pinstripe Bowl

Opponent: Maryland

Where: Yankee Stadium in the Bronx

When: Dec. 29; 2 p.m.; ESPN

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