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Syracuse sophomore QB Zack Mahoney completed 43-of-61 passes for 441 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 76-61 loss to Pitt.

Saturday marked Mahoney's third consecutive start in place of the injured Eric Dungey (concussion). He entered action having thrown for a combined 386 yards with a 3/3 TD/INT ratio in those previous two starts. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound sophomore promptly went out and destroyed all of those numbers in one screaming explosion of offensive goodness. Even with Saturday's all-of-the-points victory, Syracuse will not be going bowling this postseason, as they have finished the regular-season campaign with a 4-8 record.
Nov 26 - 5:36 PM

Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo caught 13 passes for 178 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's 76-61 loss to Pitt.

Etta-Tawo was routinely burning the opposition for giant games like this early in the season, but he had been held under 100 yards receiving in five of his last six games. Pitt plays the pass defense of a weak, claw-less baby panther, though, and the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder took full advantage of their deficiencies. Three of his five touchdown catches came in the fourth quarter as Syracuse tried to mount a desperate final rally. Despite coming through with 27 points in that quarter, they would draw no closer than the 76-61 final. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Etta Tawo concludes his one and only season with the Orange having caught 94 passes for 1,482 yards and 14 touchdowns across 12 games. While he won't be going bowling, you can expect to see him in action at the Senior Bowl during the offseason as he sets his sights on the 2017 draft.
Nov 26 - 5:10 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey (concussion) is listed as doubtful on Syracuse's official depth chart for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.

For whatever it's worth, we don't expect to see him. Dungey has lost two-plus games to the head injury since getting sandwiched on a big hit by two Clemson linebackers on Nov. 5. Orange head coach Dino Babers has not provided details on Dungey's diagnosis or timetable.
Nov 26 - 11:06 AM

Syracuse HC Dino Babers said that junior WR Steve Ishmael (undisclosed) is "just not healing the way he should be."

Ishmael has sat out each of Syracuse's last two games due to this mystery injury. The Orange won't be taking part in a weekday game over the Thanksgiving holiday, giving the 6-foot-2, 202-pound junior a few extra days to heal up, but at this point, his status for Saturday's contest against Pittsburgh looks to be in serious doubt.
Nov 22 - 12:44 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey (concussion) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Florida State.

This according to Syracuse's official depth chart. Due to Syracuse's lost season and Dungey's history of head injuries both, we anticipate him sitting. Zach Mahoney will get the call for the Orange again if Dungey can't go.
Nov 17 - 8:03 PM

Syracuse.com's Nate Mink reports that Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey's injury concerns are not expected to end his career.

Dungey is going in for a second opinion regarding a reported concussion which kept him out of action during Saturday's game against NC State. He sustained two concussions last season, which obviously heightens the concern here. While Dungey might have dodged the career bullet, his odds of playing against Florida State this weekend are exceedingly low. Depending on the medical assessment, he could also be in danger of missing the regular season finale against Pittsburgh.
Nov 15 - 1:22 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey (concussion) is seeking a second medical opinion.

Dungey is unlikely to start against Florida State this coming Saturday due to a concussion suffered against Clemson two weekends ago (he sat out against NC State over the weekend), but the waters of uncertainty run deeper than that singular game. He sustained a pair of concussions as a freshman in 2015 and there is a legitimate long-term concern, here. HC Dino Babers declined to speculate on Dungey's future, saying, "Eric is a special individual. I think he's earned the rite for us to not talk about his business publicly, and to let the doctors handle it and then tell us exactly what's going on." Expect further updates to be provided over the course of the practice week. At this early juncture, Dungey fantasy owners should be seriously considering other options at quarterback.
Nov 14 - 1:08 PM

Syracuse junior WR Steve Ishmael dressed but didn't play in Saturday's loss to North Carolina State.

Ishmael wasn't on the injury report. But after the game, Syracuse HC Dino Babers said he was hurt. Babers said Ishmael wasn't on the injury report because he practiced this week.
Nov 12 - 4:35 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey didn't play in Saturday's loss to North Carolina State.

Zack Mahoney started in his place and was ineffective. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound Dungey suffered a concussion during last Saturday's tilt against Clemson. The Orange desperately need him for the FSU game next time out.
Nov 12 - 4:33 PM

Syracuse HC Dino Babers said of sophomore QB Eric Dungey's availability for Saturday, "We're waiting for tests to come back, and that's going to clear up what our opportunities with or without him will be."

Dungey was lifted from last weekend's game against Clemson with a head injury after taking a hard hit in the first quarter. While the 6-foot-3, 202-pound sophomore was able to practice on Tuesday, Babers indicated that it won't be until Thursday that the Orange have a more clear idea of his playing status for Saturday's tilt with NC State. If he can't go this weekend, Syracuse will turn to either Austin Wilson or Zack Mahoney.
Nov 9 - 12:42 PM

Syracuse WR Amba Etta-Tawo has been invited to the Senior Bowl.

Etta-Tawo is one of the nation's leaders in raw receiving numbers along with market share of his school's yardage. On the season he has 75 catches for 1,158 yards and seven touchdowns, more than his last three seasons combined.
Source: Cuse.com
Nov 9 - 10:45 AM

Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo recorded nine catches for 84 yards in Saturday's 54-0 loss to Clemson.

After recording more than 100 yards receiving in each of his first five games, Etta-Tawo failed to surpass the century mark in receiving yards for the third time in four games -- after doing so in each of the first five games -- but it wasn't his fault. QB Eric Dungey got knocked out of the game earlier, crippling Syracuse's offense.
Nov 5 - 7:03 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey was knocked from the game in the first quarter of Saturday's tilt against Clemson after a hard hit to the head.

Clemson linebacker Dorian O'Daniel delivered a huge big hit with 3:11 remaining in the first quarter. While we haven't heard word on his status yet, speculation has it that Dungey has suffered another concussion. He went 6-of-9 passes for 48 yards and one interception before being taken from the field. Austin Wilson replaced Dungey. Syracuse won't update Dungey's injury status during the game, according to ACB's broadcast.
Nov 5 - 4:36 PM

Syracuse junior WR Steve Ishmael recorded eight catches for a season-high 101 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-20 upset victory over Boston College.

The Orange's No. 1 WR duties haven't changed hands, but keep on eye on Ishmael's rapidly increasing usage rate. Expected to break out this fall, Ishmael was instead relegated in the opening month to secondary duties behind grad transfer Amba Etta-Tawo. In the past two games, Ishmael has turned 14 catches into 189 yards and a score. The 6-foot-2, 203-pounder led the Orange with 37 receptions, 570 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns last season.
Oct 22 - 4:00 PM

Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo recorded 10 catches for 144 yards and a score in Saturday's 28-20 victory over Boston College.

After recording more than 100 yards receiving in each of his first five games, Etta-Tawo fell off to nine catches combined for 90 yards over the past two contests. He returned to jaw-dropping stats with aplomb, finishing with double-digit receptions for the third time in eight games.
Oct 22 - 3:58 PM


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