Eric Dungey says he will be ready for Saturday's game with UConn

Eric Dungey is good to go for Saturday's game against UConn, after having issues with his eye and having to leave the Florida State game (file photo)

After some nervous moments Saturday against Florida State, Tommy DeVito entered for an injured Eric Dungey and cemented Syracuse's first win over the Seminoles in 52 years.

Dungey though, will be ready to go this week against UConn.

Eric, meeting the media Tuesday night for the first time since he exited the Florida State game says that he was "poked in the eye" or that "a piece of the turf" got in his eye, he can't be sure of which it was.

Dungey's eye certainly looked fine too on Tuesday night, with no visible signs of irritation.

Coach Dino Babers said on Monday between that and an apparent shoulder ailment, Dungey was just going through some "owies" that he can play through.

For his part, DeVito says the quarterback was "tight" and they have a lot of fun regardless of who's in the game at quarterback for the Orange.

That UConn game could very well feature both quarterbacks, as every game has so far, with Syracuse entering the matchup with the Huskies as a four-touchdown favorite.

The Huskies bring some familiar faces to town, their head coach Randy Edsall not only led UConn against the Orange eight times in his first tenure with the Huskies but he also was a quarterback for the Orange and an assistant coach.

In fact, Edsall's wife played basketball for the Orange.

His son Corey was briefly a quarterback for the 'Cuse and now serves as UConn's Tight Ends Coach.

Also on the staff, is one of the last "44's" for SU, Terry Richardson is the running backs coach while Frank Giufre, a former Orange player and CBA Syracuse assistant coach is the Huskies Offensive Line Coach.

Kickoff with Syracuse and UConn is set for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Carrier Dome. It's the last home game in almost a month for the Orange, returning home to host North Carolina on October 20.

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