Five storylines: Syracuse 

September, 6, 2012
Each week We Are SC will take a look at five storylines involving its Saturday opponent. Here are some key things to watch about Syracuse.

1. Nassib with a test: Ryan Nassib certainly started the season off on the right foot, setting single-game records for passing yards (482), completions (45), attempts (66) and total offense (512 yards). And while his talent is undeniable, the three-year starter faces a much stiffer test this week as he goes up against a Trojans defense led by safety T.J. McDonald.

2. Tall task for defense: With Matt Barkley, Marqise Lee and Robert Woods acting as the headliners, The Trojans offense presents a daunting challenge for the Syracuse defense. Players like defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster and linebacker Dan Vaughan will need to pressure Barkley if the Orange are going to have a chance here.