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Syracuse’s Amba Etta-Tawo named ACC receiver of the week

The new SU receiver had quite the debut

NCAA Football: Colgate at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Fact: Amba Etta-Tawo plays the best games of his life either for or against the Syracuse Orange.

When a part of the Maryland Terrapins, Etta-Tawo torched the Orange for 109 yards and a touchdown. The only single-game performance better than that? When he caught 12 passes for 210 yards on Friday in Syracuse’s 33-7 win over Colgate. The performance earned the grad transfer an ACC Receiver of the Week nod.

It was Etta-Tawo’s third career 100-yard receiving game, and the sixth 200-yard receiving game in Syracuse history. His 210 yards rank fifth on the Orange single-game receiving yardage ledger. Etta-Tawo averaged 17.5 yards per catch, including a 43-yard TD reception on a pass from Eric Dungey in the first quarter for Syracuse’s first touchdown of the 2016 campaign. Etta-Tawo was one of two Orange receivers to post double-digit catches against the Raiders, the first time in team history two players caught 10 or more passes in the same game.

That’s a helluva debut. Let’s see what he does for an encore.