Before the season started, we’d mentioned the list of Syracuse Orange football records Eric Dungey could potentially tie or break this season. Needless to say, the senior quarterback is already off to a fast start as he tries to etch his name atop as many records as possible before he completes his career here.
Below is a quick rundown of what he’s accomplished so far, plus a note on stellar freshman Andre Cisco’s own performance as well.
As we pointed out in-game, Dungey’s fifth touchdown pass of the day against the Wagner Seahawks made him just the third Orange QB to accomplish that feat. The others: Ryan Nassib (2010) and Zack Mahoney (2016).
With seven touchdown passes already on the season, Dungey now has 47 on his career. His fifth TD pass against Wagner broke a tie for fourth with Don McPherson and he’s now just one behind Marvin Graves at 48. He’ll need 20 more than that to reach Nassib in second, however.
Throwing 49 passes over the course of the first two games give him 957 on his career — second all-time behind Nassib (1,312). He’s already surpassed Graves and Donovan McNabb this year. Based on Dungey’s averages under Dino Babers, he’ll be able to beat the mark during a 12-game season. At 590 career completions, he’s also second all-time now, and trails Nasssib by 201 (a very feasible mark).
While he didn’t hit the 200-yard mark on the ground versus Wagner, he did (appropriately) add another 44 to his total on Saturday. That gives him 1,483 rushing yards in his career and within shouting distance of Rob Konrad (1,516), Terry Richardson (1,523) and McNabb (1,561) within the next game in terms of the school’s all-time list.
Moving away from the record books and looking toward the national rankings this year, Dungey is 17th in total yards per game with an average of 323. He’s also 18th in the country in terms of rushing yards per game (122) and is just one yard short of the ACC lead overal, trailing Boston College’s AJ Dillon.
His seven touchdowns are tied for the eighth-best figure in the nation.
Cisco had two picks on the game, as you know, which is one short of the Orange record shared by three different players (Avatus Stone, Tommy Myers, Markus Paul). He’s one of only a handful of SU players to get two in a single game. Nationally, Cisco’s tied for the lead with three on the season, along with California’s Jaylinn Hawkins.
The Wagner game was the second time a Babers-led Syracuse team has topped 60 points. At 62 points, it was also the seventh-highest total in the modern Orange football history. SU’s 71-point output versus Colgate in 1959 tops that list. Syracuse is already on pace to top the highest scoring season in school history (468 points in 1998), though we’ll see if they can keep up that pace.