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Syracuse hopes Dungey can play finale at BC

Syracuse hopes that quarterback Eric Dungey, injured in its loss to Notre Dame, will be able to play the Orange's season finale at Boston College on Saturday.


Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame safety Alohi Gilman describes one of his two interceptions in Saturday's victory over Syracuse.

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he isn't interested in being compared to Alabama and Clemson as CFP contenders. "We're not interested in being compared. All we want is to be playing our best in November. We're playing really well right now, especially on defense."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Ian Book played "pretty well" but showed some rust from the week off with a rib injury. Said Book came away feeling good health-wise.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse lost at Clemson by four points and to Notre Dame by 33. He said both teams deserve to be in the top four of the CFP rankings, and added that the Irish are "better than what people think they are."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Barbers didn't add much about quarterback Eric Dungey's injury and availability for next week's regular-season finale at Boston College. He said they've got to get him back to Syracuse to evaluate the injury. Dungey seemed to be grabbing his lower back when he left in the first quarter.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Barbers said if Notre Dame plays the rest of the way like it played against the Orange, "they'll have a chance to play for a national championship." Added Barbers: "That was a doggone good football team."


No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium

Ian Book returned to the starting lineup for No. 3 Notre Dame and threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish routed No. 12 Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday to stay on target for a trip to the College Football Playoff.

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Syracuse says QB Eric Dungey is being evaluated for an upper-body injury and his return is questionable.

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Syracuse backup Tommy DeVito returned to the field for a second possession after Eric Dungey was hurt. The redshirt freshman had attempted 56 passes with four touchdowns this season. No word yet on Dungey's availability the rest of the way.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was hurt on a four-yard run with 5:44 left in the first quarter of Saturday's game against No. 3 Notre Dame. Dungey didn't appear to be hurt after he was tackled by three defenders, but then he fell to the ground while standing in the shotgun on the next play. He lay on the turf for a few minutes before he walked off.

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Most of the snow has melted at Yankee Stadium, where No. 3 Notre Dame battles No. 12 Syracuse on Saturday.


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Lions DC Paul Pasqualoni, who was Syracuse's head coach the last time the Orange (then the Orangemen) were ranked as highly as they are now, said he's happy to see the school have success in football again. He particularly praised Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey. "I think Eric Dungey is a very competitive, very, very tough guy at the quarterback position," Pasqualoni said. "And like every program, every football program in America, you need a good quarterback at this level and at that level, the Division I level, to win. And I think Eric Dungey gives them that and hope that they can be successful throughout the season."

Team Stats

Passing Yards252.4
Rushing Yards207.3
Points For40.610th
Points Against28.4