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Syracuse 47, Rhode Island 0: Orange Crushes Rams

SU blew out URI on Friday, but it came at a cost.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Overshadowed by Syracuse's 47-0 demolition of Rhode Island on Friday was the injury Terrel Hunt suffered midway through the first quarter. After appearing to roll his ankle on a two-yard scamper, Hunt needed to be helped off the field by trainers and later left the field on crutches.

Without Hunt, the Orange plugged in Eric Dungey, who finished 10-of-17 for 134 yards and two touchdown passes before being replaced by Austin Wilson late in the third quarter. Dungey looked like a freshman at times, but he also made a few pretty impressive throws.

Ervin Philips caught both of Dungey's touchdown passes before the hybrid back left the game at halftime with a "lower-body" injury. Other offensive standouts included running backs Jordan Fredericks and George Morris II. Fredericks ran the ball 14 times for 103 yards and a score, while Morris had 71 yards on 12 carries.

On the other side of the ball, SU's defense was just about flawless. It forced four turnovers, managed a safety and allowed only 64 yards of total offense.

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