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Pregame (Syracuse): Kalib Fortner, Casey Larkin expected to start

For most Army football players, Syracuse’s “Carrier” Dome conjures up memories of college basketball games.

Some of junior offensive lineman Lucas Scott’s highest football achievement came inside Central New York’s dome. Scott and Chenango Forks captured the New York state Class B title at the dome.

Scott will make his third straight start at right guard for the Black Knights against Syracuse at noon today.

Sophomore linebacker Kalib Fortner and sophomore safety Casey Larkin are expected to make their first career starts today. Fortner is coming off a career-high six tackles in 37-29 win over UTSA. Larkin has played 49 snaps in this season.

Safety Max DiDomenico and linebacker Spencer Jones, who have both started the first three games, are out with injuries today.

Sophomore linebacker Andon Thomas is dressed and expected to make his season debut,

Army tight end David Crossan will be the second member of his family to line up against Syracuse. Crossan’s grandfather, David, and Maryland played against the Orange and legendary running back Ernie Davis in 1961. The elder Crossan, a center, was selected in the third round (32nd pick) of the 1963 NFL draft. He played four seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1965-68.

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