After this ACC clash in the Carrier Dome, we had to
make a choice between the quarterback who threw for
473 yards—most in the country for the week—and three
touchdowns, and the guy who beat him. North Carolina
State’s Ryan Finley led his top-25-ranked Wolf Pack into
the dome and put on an air show, going 26 of 44 for three
touchdowns in the high-scoring affair. Meanwhile, his
counterpart on the home team, Syracuse’s Eric Dungey,
threw for three scores of his own along with 411 yards.
Unlike Finley, Dungey had zero INTs. Also unlike Finley,
Dungey ran for a score and had 32 yards on the ground.
Dungey also yielded one series to teammate Tommy
DeVito and even gave running back Dontae Strickland the
rock to throw a 48-yard completion, so he could have piled
up even more yardage had he not been so magnanimous.
But the thing Dungey did that he’s most proud of is he led
the Orange to victory in this QB clash that made Syracuse
bowl eligible for the first time since they played in the 2013
Texas Bowl. The win also bounced NC State from the top
25 and landed Syracuse in their place.
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