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Syracuse HC Dino Babers declined to provide an update regarding the health of sophomore QB Eric Dungey (undisclosed) on Wednesday.

"We're not going to talk about injuries," said Babers. It is unclear at this juncture how Dungey injured himself, the extent of the injury and when he might be able to return to action. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound sophomore has racked up 1,367 yards passing and holds a 9/3 TD/INT ratio through four games. The Orange will square off with Notre Dame on Saturday. Zack Mahoney would likely start in Dungey's place if he can't play against the Irish.
Sep 29 - 12:18 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey was not made available to the media on Tuesday due to his receiving treatment for an undisclosed injury.

Whether Dungey suffered this injury in practice or whether it is something he sustained during Saturday's win over UConn is not yet known. His playing status for this weekend's game against Notre Dame should become more clear as Saturday's kickoff nears. Through four games, the 6-foot-3, 202-pound Dungey has thrown for 1,367 yards with a 9/3 TD/INT ratio.
Sep 27 - 7:50 PM

Heading into the season, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "not a single Syracuse senior was considered draftable by scouts," an opinion Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo "is quickly changing."

Etta-Tawo is putting up stupefying numbers so far -- 40 catches for 706 yards and five touchdowns in four games -- and, if it's possible, seems to be getting better. On Saturday, for instance, he caught 12 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns against UConn, a team that features two future NFL players in its secondary (cornerback Jamar Summers and safety Obi Melifonwu). The analyst notes that HC Dino Babers recently developed Roger Lewis (2016 UDFA on the New York Giants) and Gehrig Dieter (averaging 26 ypr at Alabama). The Orange get Notre Dame, 4-0 Wake Forest and Virginia Tech in the next three weeks, giving Etta-Tawo a few showcase matchups.
Sep 27 - 5:22 PM

Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 31-24 victory over UConn.

This is getting a little ridiculous, guys. Steve Ishmael was expected to be thriving in the No. 1 role this fall. If not him, then perhaps Brisley Estime. Instead, it's been Etta-Tawo, who was no better than a forgotten secondary option at Maryland over the past three years. You think the Terps would like him back now? With 40 catches for 706 yards and five touchdowns, Etta-Tawo has already easily surpassed his career-highs in all three categories. He has at least eight games left to play.
Sep 24 - 4:48 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey completed 26-of-40 passes for 407 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 31-24 win over UConn.

Impressive road win here for Dino Babers and the Orange, who improved to 2-2. Dungey, who averaged 10.18 yards per attempt, continues to improve in Syracuse's new pass-happy scheme. He's thrown for 350 yards or more in each of the three non-Louisville games. Dungey added his second rushing score of the year today.
Sep 24 - 4:41 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey completed 32-of-48 passes for 350 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 45-20 loss to South Florida.

A week after getting understandably blasted by Louisville, Syracuse fell to 1-2 on the season after being tripped up by the Bulls on Saturday. This is a tough pill to swallow, as the Orange held a 17-0 lead after the first quarter only to see it all evaporate by the end of the first half. South Florida came punching back with 28-0 advantage for the second quarter alone. Loss aside, this was Dungey's second game of at least 350 yards passing. He has tossed a minimum of two touchdown passes in every one of Syracuse's three games this season.
Sep 17 - 6:59 PM

Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo caught eight passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 62-28 loss to Louisville.

Etta-Tawo is very clearly Eric Dungey's go-to receiver. Through two games, the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder has 20 catches for 313 yards and three scores. In Syracuse's pass-happy offense, Etta-Tawo, a Maryland transfer, is a fantasy star.
Sep 10 - 12:04 AM

Syracuse wide receivers Amba Etta-Tawo, Steve Ishmael and Ervin Philips caught 32 of 35 targets against Colgate.

That trio combined for 333 yards and two touchdowns on 32 receptions. By himself, Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. QB Eric Dungey, meanwhile, had Pro Football Focus' No. 2 QB grade of the week at 8.0. Syracuse gets Louisville tomorrow, a far, far stiffer test.
Sep 8 - 8:01 PM

Syracuse redshirt senior WR Amba Etta-Tawo caught 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 33-7 win over Colgate.

Holy statistical eruption, Batman. Etta Tawo -- who transferred over to Syracuse from Maryland this offseason -- was all over the field, averaging a meaty 17.5 yards per reception. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound redshirt senior hauled in a 43-yard bomb from Eric Dungey with 7:15 remaining in the first quarter. And that was with the defender draped on him so tightly that the play drew a flag for defensive pass interference. Perhaps the scariest aspect of Syracuse's offensive showing is that Etta Tawo didn't even lead the team in receptions. Neither did lead wideout Steve Ishmael (he had a "modest" six). That right went to Ervin Phillips, who hauled in 14 passes from Dungey.
Sep 2 - 10:53 PM

Syracuse sophomore QB Eric Dungey completed 34-of-40 passes for 355 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Friday's 33-7 win over Colgate.

Fun with stats: A year ago, Dungey's season-high for pass attempts was 34. He had 34 completions on Friday. With the 6-foot-3, 202-pounder passing for 355 yards, he is already 27% of the way to reaching the 1,298 yards he threw for in eight games last season. Against Colgate, he hooked up with Amba Etta-Tawo for a 43-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter. He later hit Ervin Phillips for a four-yarder. Playing in Dino Babers' system, Dungey figures to be a fantasy goldmine for the coming season. Next Friday's showdown with Louisville will be must-see TV.
Sep 2 - 10:13 PM

Syracuse redshirt senior RB George Morris underwent ankle surgery.

Morris injured his ankle during camp last week. Following his surgery to repair the damage, he has been ruled out indefinitely. Per Syracuse, the 6-foot, 203-pounder will be out for at least a couple of weeks as he rehabs. The Orange will provide further detail as to his playing status for the season-opener against Colgate on Friday, September 2, after he is further along his recovery. Sophomore backs Dontae Strickland and Jordan Fredericks are expected to carry the starting load this season, but freshman Moe Neal could see additional reps in camp while Morris works his way back from the surgery.
Aug 20 - 5:02 PM

Syracuse sophomore RB Dontae Strickland ran with the first-team offense this spring.

"He's made plays," SU head coach Dino Babers said after the spring game. "He's a very smart individual. I think he's going to be a heck of a football player for us in some combination with somebody else back there." The 5-foot-11, 196-pound Strickland ran for 84 yards on 12 carries and had 18 receiving yards on three catches in the spring game. Babers is still looking for a back who can complement Strickland. True freshman Moe Neal looks like the most intriguing candidate. After the spring, Syracuse.com predicted that Strickland is "sitting on a big year."
Jul 27 - 5:25 PM

Syracuse HC Dino Babers compared his program to Game of Thrones hero Jon Snow.

"We're keeping the ice people out," Babers said at ACC Media Days. "All the guys down south are living it up and eating grapes." Cute, very cute, though who the "ice people" might be in this analogy is less certain. Babers is taking over a Syracuse squad that went a Theon Greyjoy-esque 4-8 (2-6 in-conference) during the 2015 season. He lit the field aflame with his offense at Bowling Green and his attempts to bring Syracuse back to national prominence should be fun to follow as the season unfolds.
Jul 22 - 1:34 PM

Syracuse hired ESPN executive John Wildhack to serve as athletic director.

Wildhack graduated from Syracuse in 1980, after which he joined up with the Worldwide Leader. For the past two years, he has served as executive vice president for programming and production. In a statement, Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud said, "John is an entrepreneurial, outside-the-box leader who brings an unparalleled set of skills and experiences to the director of athletics position." The Orange were in need of a new athletic director after Mark Coyle vacated to take the same position at Minnesota earlier this offseason.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 12:24 PM

Three-star 2017 RB Allen Stritzinger committed to Syracuse.

Stritzinger received an in-state offer from Michigan, but it was not enough to stop him from buying what Syracuse HC Dino Babers was selling. The 6-foot, 184-pounder "[p]ossesses good vision and patience," according to ESPN's scouting breakdown. They aren't overly impressed with his speed, though, and believe he needs to add functional strength. Stritzinger does not place in the ESPN 300.
Jul 2 - 6:22 PM


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