Garrett Shrader, Top Syracuse vs. Army Players to Watch – Week 4

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2023

Star runner Garrett Shrader and the Syracuse Orange (3-0) play the Army Black Knights (2-1) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET at JMA Wireless Dome.

Last time out, the Orange defeated the Purdue Boilermakers, 35-20. The Black Knights picked up a 37-29 victory last time out against the UTSA Roadrunners.

In that last outing for the Orange, Shrader completed 14 of 28 passing attempts (50.0%) and totaled 184 yards through the air while throwing one interception and four touchdowns as a rusher. LeQuint Allen had 17 rushing attempts and wound up with 80 yards and one touchdown while also hauling in six receptions for 62 yards. Damien Alford ended the contest with four catches for 70 yards.

For the Black Knights in their last game, Bryson Daily finished with seven completions on 17 attempts (41.2%) for 133 yards, adding one touchdown, plus 24 rushing attempts for 100 yards and one rushing touchdown. Hayden Reed carried the ball 20 times for 107 yards and one touchdown. Noah Short hauled in three passes for 68 yards with one touchdown.

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Syracuse Players to Watch

  • This year, Shrader has racked up 727 passing yards (242.3 yards per game) while going 51-for-82 (62.2% completion percentage) and throwing five touchdowns and two interceptions. He has added 266 rushing yards on 36 carries with five touchdowns, averaging 88.7 yards per game.
  • Allen has 207 yards on 41 carries (69 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns. He also has eight catches for 72 yards (24 ypg).
  • Donovan Brown has racked up 12 receptions for 206 yards, best on his team, and one touchdown. He averages 68.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Umari Hatcher has contributed with 188 yards on nine catches and one touchdown. He averages 94 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Isaiah Jones is averaging 78.5 yards per game, racking up eight receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns.

Army Players to Watch

  • Daily leads the team with 447 passing yards (149 yards per game) and has a 51.3% completion percentage this year (20-of-39) while throwing four touchdowns with two interceptions. He also has 232 rushing yards on 56 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 77.3 yards per game.
  • Reed has 153 yards on 33 carries (51 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Isaiah Alston has reeled in eight passes for a team-high 250 yards with two touchdowns. He averages 83.3 yards per game.
  • Short has also added 87 yards on five catches and one touchdown. He puts up 29 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Liam Fortner has caught one pass for 53 yards, averaging 26.5 yards per game this year.

Syracuse vs. Army Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Syracuse -13 -110 -110 50.5 -110 -110

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Team Stat Comparison

Syracuse Army
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 49.3 (6) 35.7 (49)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 9 (4) 15.3 (27)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 4 (60) 6 (98)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 8 (7) 5 (44)

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