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Through five games played in 2015, Eric Dungey has been -- statistically speaking -- one of the best quarterbacks in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He leads it in passer rating and yards per attempt. He's also thrown nine touchdowns to just one interception.

Dungey has succeeded by using a combination of his arm and legs, a rare quarterback who's efficient in both areas. But he's about to face his biggest test yet this season on Saturday. That's when Syracuse will welcome Pittsburgh to the Carrier Dome at noon.

Syracuse Falls at Virginia, 44-38 in Triple Overtime

Oct 17, 2015

Syracuse suffered another loss on Saturday, falling 44-38 in triple overtime to the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.

The Orange fall to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play with the loss. In the end, Syracuse's defense simply couldn't pull out enough stops, wasting a strong performance from freshman quarterback Eric Dungey. Dungey went 16-of-22 for 150 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran the ball 18 times for 85 yards and a score.

Jordan Fredericks was lying in his bed and scrolling through Twitter on Monday when he learned the news. Syracuse had released its Week 7 depth chart ahead of Saturday's game at Virginia, and the freshman running back was listed as the starter for the first time this season.

“It’s pretty awesome,” he said in an interview with Cuse.com

Syracuse Football Falls 45-24 to South Florida

Oct 10, 2015

Syracuse dropped its second consecutive game on Saturday, this time falling 45-24 to South Florida at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday.

In the loss, the Orange (3-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) struggled on both sides of the ball and were thoroughly outplayed by the Bulls (2-3, 0-1 American Athletic). Syracuse's offense couldn't stop USF on the ground or through the air, and though the Orange's offense woke up in the third quarter after a slow start, it wasn't enough to keep up with South Florida.

LSU 34, Syracuse 24: Tigers Drop Orange

Sep 26, 2015
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Pressured in the pocket, Zack Mahoney stepped back and flung the ball. It was deflected into the air by an LSU defensive lineman and intercepted by the Tigers' Deion Jones. With Syracuse already trailing 31-17 midway through the fourth quarter, it all but clinched a win for LSU.

Tim Lester Says Zack Mahoney is "The Guy" for Saturday

Sep 23, 2015

Syracuse offensive coordinator Tim Lester said Tuesday that sophomore walk-on transfer quarterback Zack Mahoney is "the guy" for Saturday's game against LSU.

After Eric Dungey left last week's game against Central Michigan with an "upper-body" injury, Mahoney and fellow sophomore quarterback Austin Wilson split time on the field. But Lester indicated that SU's offense will be Mahoney's on Saturday.

"Right now, Zack's the guy that's shown the most and he's the most consistent with what we're doing. We're confident that he can execute all facets of our offense."

As was the case two weeks ago when Terrel Hunt tore his Achilles against Rhode Island, Syracuse lost its starting quarterback Saturday en route to a win at the Carrier Dome. This time, it was Eric Dungey suffering an upper-body injury and leaving the game in the second quarter.

Syracuse vs. Central Michigan: 5 Keys to the Game

Sep 18, 2015

Syracuse will look to win its third consecutive game to begin the 2015 season when it welcomes Central Michigan to the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Here are five keys to the game, which you can listen to live on 88.3 FM WAER. 

1. Stopping Cooper Rush

When Syracuse topped Central Michigan 40-3 last September, the Orange held Chippewas quarterback Cooper Rush to 183 passing yards and zero touchdowns. Limiting like that again could prove to be a tall task come Saturday.

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Eric Dungey was alone in a collapsing pocket. For a moment, it looked as if a Wake Forest player would sack the freshman quarterback inside Syracuse's own five-yard line. But Dungey avoided the rush, stepped up and found Brisly Estime on a post route 30 yards downfield. Estime then broke free and took it the rest of the way for the touchdown, putting Syracuse ahead with two minutes left in the third quarter.

A crowd that was previously silent erupted into a raucous cheer, and Dungey pumped his fist as he ran down the field.

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Syracuse will play its Atlantic Coast Conference opener Saturday against Wake Forest at the Carrier Dome. Tune into WAER 88.3 FM for Countdown to Kickoff at 12 Noon and live game action at 12:30 p.m.

When Eric Dungey entered the huddle for the first time in Syracuse's season-opening win over Rhode Island, he immediately took command and began yelling to his teammates.

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