SYRACUSE, NY – SEPTEMBER 02: Dino Babers runs out in front the Syracuse Orange before his first game as head coach of the Syracuse Orange vs Colgate Raiders on September 2, 2016 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)The Syracuse Orange enjoyed their best season in over 15 years en route to a 9-3 season that included a near-upset of Clemson.ESPN’s latest bowl game prediction indicates that the Orange could be heading to a bowl game against one of the Big 12’s best teams.Here is where and who ESPN’s analysts have Syracuse playing:Analyst Mitch Sherman believes that Syracuse will be playing in the Camping World Bowl against West Virginia (8-3) at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on December 28 at 5:15 p.m.Fellow-analyst Kyle Bonagura also believes that the Orange will be playing in the Camping World Bowl, but against Iowa State (8-4).Syracuse’s only appearance in the Camping World Bowl came in 2004 in a 51-14 loss to Georgia Tech. The Orange were chosen for the game that year due to the Big 12 not having enough eligible teams to participate.The Orange are playing in their first bowl game under third-year head coach Dino Babers. The team’s 9-3 regular season record was their best since 2001.
AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of Jordan-Hare Stadium during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the West Virginia Mountaineers on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the top running backs recruits from the 2018 class was back on the market after spending just one season with the program he committed to. Former four-star running back Asa Martin attended Auburn this season, but unfortunate circumstances led to his transfer from the school just over two weeks ago.Head coach Gus Malzahn and company allowed Martin to play in five games during his freshman season – the new redshirt rule only allows a player to play in four games. Head coach Gus Malzahn took significant heat from Auburn fans around the country after the botched handling of their young star running back.After the error, Martin took to Twitter to announce his plans to leave the program.It didn’t take long for Martin to find a new home. Martin is headed to Miami.The running back room just added a BEAST!#WelcomeToTheU, @TheAsaMartin_. #Surge19 pic.twitter.com/7HI1tT0Tu7— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 19, 2018Martin was the No. 9 running back recruit in the 2018 class.He’ll redshirt during the 2019 season and be eligible to play in 2020.