Harris ready for first Big East matchup
Coming off a bye week Towanda graduate Adam Harris and the Syracuse Orange take to the road to open Big East play at South Florida on Saturday.
"It will be good," Harris said. "We are playing a quality team at a pretty sweet place to play."
For Harris the chance to go to Florida to play a football game is an exciting idea. "I've never been there, it's going to be pretty exciting to make a trip to Florida and to get a chance to play football while I'm there to."
After the week off Harris is rested and ready for this week.
"Everyone is excited, bodies are feeling better," Harris said. "My body definitely feels a lot better. I was a little sore going into the bye week. The three days off were well used."
And the extra time off helped the team get ready for this week.
"It was nice without having to practice," Harris said. "We were able to do more of the little things. We watched extra film and could focus on the little things."
And Harris knows that this weeks' game will be a challenge. "They are a quality team, so everybody can come out and play our game and try and do our assignments and see what happens."
A year ago South Florida got the win at Syracuse and Harris knows the team is ready to try and play well this year.
"You go into every game hoping to win," Harris said. "Last year they got us, this year we will do everything we can and see what happens.
Syracuse's one loss this year came after a long road trip to Washington, but Harris knows this trip won't be that long.
"We are leaving on Friday this week," he said. "It's a little bit shorter flight, about half the trip (to Washington). It's not as much on the plane, that's for sure."
As Big East play begins Harris knows that the team can't look ahead to any games.
"Every game is important," he said. "We have to try and take one game at a time. We can't look to far ahead. We have to play like every game is the National Championship. We just have to go down and execute."
In the final game before the bye week, a win over Colgate, Harris got his first three carries of his career and also caught a pass. The fullback was happy with the experience and is ready to see what the rest of the season holds.
"I'm just excited to try and do whatever I can to help the team win," he said. "Whenever they call my number I will be ready."