Syracuse fans feeling about as well as they can after a loss, thanks to Eric Dungey
Despite the loss at No. 8 Miami this past Saturday, the one thing Syracuse has not lost is their fearless quarterback, Eric Dungey.
Dungey started slow on Saturday, throwing interceptions and being thrown around by Miami’s defenders early. That did not stop the Oregon native.
The SU defense kept Cuse close in the game with the Hurricanes which afforded Eric Dungey time to continue to lead the offense into the fight. As a matter of fact. for a few seconds in the third quarter, it appeared Dungey may have actually thought it was a fight.
Dungey kept the ball for himself and went to hurdle a Miami defender, but when he jumped, he kneed the defender and sent him flying to the ground while the third year quarterback gained a few more yards and an all important first down
“The energy we get from him is the way he competes,” says Head Coach Dino Babers. "I mean don’t you get energy from the way he competes? When you’re watching him you’re going, ‘OMG.’ You know he’s fearless, he’s wreckless, and we love him.” Babers adds.
Dungey may not have put up the most magnificent stat-line against the Hurricanes, but it was evident that he was providing the Orange everything it needed: heart.
Whether it was Dungey ripping the ball out of a defender’s hands after throwing an interception, or just the fact that he was able to get up after seemingly ending up on the ground after most plays in the fourth quarter, Dungey didn’t give up on Syracuse.
After the final whistle Saturday, Eric Dungey’s jersey was dirty and tattered but the future for the Syracuse program lead by Babers and Dungey has never looked so clean and clear.
Syracuse is just two wins away from its first bowl game since 2013. With four games remaining, Syracuse faces off with Florida State, Wake Forest, Louisville and Boston College.
Indeed, Orange fans feel confident because of Dungey's never say die attitude.