All of this media love remains a weird thing, but the players have been reaping the rewards for another week. Several ‘Cuse players are getting recognized by both the conference and national organizations.
We’ve been waiting for a breakout from junior Syracuse Orange receiver Sean Riley, and boy did we get one versus the UConn Huskies. Riley caught six passes for 120 yards and a score, then ran back 3 punts for 110 yards, including a nice 69-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
The L.A. native was named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll, which recognizes the most versatile student-athletes each week. Riley’s 290 all purpose yards on 12 touches certainly qualifies. Riley was also named the ACC Specialist of the Week, his first time earning the honor this year.
Riley wasn’t the only Orange standout honored by the conference, either. Junior defensive end Alton Robinson was named defensive lineman of the week, and Eric Dungey was named quarterback of the week for the second time this season. Robinson recorded a career-high three sacks vs. UConn, while Dungey accounted for over 360 total yards and five touchdowns.
Syracuse is the only team with three players on this list and it’s the second time three ‘Cuse players have made the weekly list this year already. Not too shabby at all, Orange.