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Syracuse football: Eric Dungey attempts second-most passes in Orange history

Hey, that’s something, right?

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We know the Syracuse Orange lost pretty badly to the Louisville Cardinals last night, but we’re trying to find some positives here. One of them? Quarterback Eric Dungey found himself a spot pretty high up in the school record books.

While his completion percentage (49 percent) wasn’t all that great, the Orange QB’s 51 attempts against Louisville were the second-highest total in program history. Ryan Nassib’s 66-attempt effort in the 2012 opener vs. Northwestern (damn you, Wildcats) is the only effort to beat it at this point.

As you know, this is far from the last time Dungey or this Syracuse offense will find itself grabbing spots in the Orange record books. Last week, Ervin Philips tied Art Monk’s 39-year old record of 14 catches in one game, and Amba Etta-Tawo’s yardage performance placed him into the top-five individual receiving performances of all time. Dungey’s 355 yards vs. Colgate vaulted him into the top 10 there, as did his 34-for-40 performance.

Syracuse’s 93 plays against Louisville did not set the record of 100, which they set against Virginia Tech in a three-overtime effort, but we’re pretty sure it was the record for a four-quarter game. Dungey, Etta-Tawo and others are also on pace for a bunch of full season records — though it’s pretty early to start talking about those, especially after the offense sputtered quite a bit against the Cardinals.


See any other records or near-records from Syracuse last night (other than the bad ones the defense seemed more than happy to account for)? Share’em below.