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Which Syracuse football records can Eric Dungey break this season?

Despite injuries, the senior’s racked up some impressive numbers so far. What will he do in his final act?

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It’s no secret that Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey has missed some time with injuries these past few seasons. Yet, the senior has still managed to put up record numbers already, and he’s knocking on the door of several other marks this fall.

Below are the major Syracuse football records we think are within his reach for 2018. Some of these are career numbers, while others are single-season. We tried to keep it as realistic as possible.

Passing yardage: Single-season, career

To-date, Dungey’s highest passing yardage total in a single season is 2,679, from back in 2016 — a mark that sits second all-time behind Ryan Nassib’s 3,749 yards during the 2012 campaign. If Dungey had kept up the pace without injury in 2016, he would’ve finished about 200 yards short of the mark. I think it’s pretty realistic he could top it in year three of Dino Babers’s offense.

As far as career numbers go, Dungey is also chasing Nassib — sitting in fourth-place for Syracuse at 6,472 yards while Nassib wound up with 9,190 on his Orange career. He’s likely own the record, even if he falls short of Nassib’s single-season mark (which requires about 1,000 more yards of output).

Passing touchdowns: Single-season, career

Dungey’s never had more than 15 passing scores in a season, so I wouldn’t necessarily start counting either record just yet. He’d need 27 to pass Nassib’s 2012 production (26), and that’s nearly double his best so far. Sitting in fifth on the all-time passing touchdown list for SU with 40, he’d need 37 to take over sole possession of No. 1. The more likely result this year: passes Don McPherson (46) and Marvin Graves (48), and maybe catches Nassib (70). Donovan McNabb owns the record here with 77.

Passing attempts/completions: Single-season, career

Dungey sits fourth in Syracuse history with 908 attempts, and third with 560 completions. Given his averages so far, he should get close to Ryan Nassib’s attempts mark of 1,312 (the only Orange player to ever top 1,000). Completions are even more attainable, too. He’s just 231 back of Nassib at 791, and Dungey has averaged 228 completions per year over the past two seasons.

Completion percentage: Career

Through three seasons, Dungey has completed 61.7 percent of his passes, putting him second in school history behind Greg Paulus (67.7) among quarterbacks that have made at least 250 attempts. This is no easy mark to reach, as Dungey would have to get a whole lot more accurate. But the volume of attempts he’ll get are what make at least mildly conceivable.

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Rushing: Assorted career leaderboards

This last category is a bit of a grab bag, and hopefully one Dungey doesn’t even come close to since the hope is that he runs a whole lot less this year. At 20, he already has the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in school history, and he’s just 10 away from becoming the third player (any position) at SU to score at least 30 touchdowns on the ground.

Dungey has also climbed the ranks of Syracuse’s career rushers, but not to enough of an extent to stand out compared to the school’s rich history of running backs. The senior has 1,239 rushing yards so far, putting him fourth among QBs at the school (behind Bill Hurley, McNabb and McPherson). Assuming he’s healthy, he’ll definitely pass McPherson this year — just 45 yards ahead. McNabb’s 1,561 will take a bit more effort. Hurley’s 2,551 are unattainable, though.


Any other marks you think Dungey could attain? Take your own journey through the record books in the comments.