Offensive Onslaught on Wagner in Dome Opener
By Jackson Ajello
Citrus TV Football Reporter
Syracuse, N.Y. — Right from the opening kickoff, Syracuse’s (2-0, 0-0 Atlantic Coast) offense couldn’t be stopped.
Just like last Friday against Western Michigan the Orange jumped on Wagner (1-1, 0-0 Northeast) early, scoring on the squad’s first two possessions. The Seahawks responded with a touchdown pass to Chris Woodard for a 24-yard touchdown. That play capped off a four-play, 75-yard touchdown drive.
But seven points would be as close as it would get. Syracuse ran off 45 straight points on the back of a career day from Eric Dungey.
The senior threw five touchdowns on the game, tying the school record and setting a new career high. Dungey’s five scores tied Ryan Nassib and Zack Mahoney to share the record. Dugney checked out of the game, as did the other starters, near the end of the 3rd Quarter with the score 59-7.
In his absence, SU went on cruise control, winning by a final score of 62-10. With the win Syracuse improves to 2-0 on the season while Wagner drops to 1-1.
“This is probably our most complete game that we have played here from an offense, defense, and special teams point of view,” Babers said of his squad’s effort. “They just caught us at the wrong time, it was high tide and we were rolling out there.”
Despite playing a complete game Dungey felt like more was there to be done by the team.
“Personally, I do not feel like we played the best football out there, I feel like we should’ve won by more,” Dungey said. “Just from my standpoint I feel like we could have done a lot better, we could have scored more and more and got better possessions. But, that is going to be good film to watch and learn from.”
Two games, two wins so far for Syracuse football, but next up is the first major ACC test of the season in Florida State. Dungey said the team needs to keep that same mindset of annihilate everyone as the Orange hosts FSU. The Seminoles take on the Orange this coming Saturday, with a 12 PM kickoff.