According to reports out of Syracuse, Liberty remains the primary option for Syracuse football’s plus one non-conference football game.
Earlier this week, the ACC announced revised 2020 football schedule plans with league members play 10 conference games and one non-conference opponent. Liberty is currently scheduled to face three ACC foes in 2020 – Virginia Tech, Syracuse, and NC State.
“I have had conversations with Liberty because they’re on our schedule,” Syracuse AD John Wildhack told reports. “They’re scheduled to come here. It’s the second game of a 3-game series. There are other options as well. Frankly, we have had a number of schools that have called and inquired and would like to play us should the opportunity present. We’re not going to have an issue filling that plus-1, but at the same time, when you have a contractual agreement in place with someone coming here that’s going to be your first conversation.”
The Orange have already lost two of its four non-conference games – at Rutgers and home against Colgate – due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Syracuse’s only other non-conference game is at Western Michigan. Under the new ACC guidelines, that game cannot be played as currently scheduled, as any non-conference games must be played in the ACC team’s state.
Liberty is still planning on having a full 12-game 2020 season and is in communications with all three scheduled ACC opponents.