Obviously the only website you read is TNIAAM. But did you know other websites also exist? And they have opinions about our football team, too!
Each week, we’ll take a look at what those other college football media sites are saying about the Syracuse Orange. After the victory against the Boston College Eagles Syracuse is up to 18th in the AP and Coaches polls, but let’s take a look at what everyone else is saying.
Syracuse moves up four spots to 18th in this week’s top 25 Power Rankings.
The Orange rebounded from an ugly loss to Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium last week by winning 42-21 at Boston College. Syracuse won nine games in a season for the first time since 2001 and will play in a bowl game for the first time since 2013. It also finished second in the ACC, behind No. 2 Clemson, after it was picked to finish last in the Atlantic Division in the preseason. Quarterback Eric Dungey, who missed most of last week’s game because of a lower back injury, recovered to pass for 362 yards with three touchdowns and run for three more scores. He became only the third player in school history to account for six touchdowns in a game; Jim Brown (1956) and Zack Mahoney (2016) are the others.
I mean how often are you going to see Jim Brown and Zack Mahoney mentioned in the same breath?
Syracuse completed its best regular season since 2001 with a decisive win over Boston College. Dino Babers is building something special up north.
Syracuse.com’s Chris Carlson also keeps the Orange 2nd in his ACC Power Rankings this week after the successful finish to the regular season.
There was a brief time when some wondered who Syracuse’s best option at quarterback was. Eric Dungey has made that conversation look silly.
One week after leaving the Notre Dame game with back spasms, Dungey threw for 362 yards, rushed for three touchdowns and ran over one Boston College defender, showing exactly how important his physicality is to the Orange offense.
Dungey has made a strong case for ACC Offensive Player of the Year, while helping cement head coach Dino Babers’ case as ACC Coach of the Year. Together, they delivered the best one-year turnaround in the conference and the league’s biggest surprise season.