The Bearcats won't roll over, though. Though the explosive offense will be without superstar quarterback Zach Collaros, Munchie Legaux is similar to the veteran when it comes to athleticism. That means read-option from the shotgun, which has hurt SU in the tough stretch.
The loss of Thomas hurts directly against the popular scheme, but Jeremi Wilkes has had plenty of reps this season, and he has had an extra week to prepare. The bigger issue will be on the defensive ends and outside linebackers to hold the edge.
For the Orange on offense, the story remains the same. Control the clock, yet get out to a hot start. When Ryan Nassib and company have done that, things have gone well.