Syracuse QB Eric Dungey totals 417 yards in upset of No. 17 Virginia Tech to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

dungey-image-1Syracuse new head coach Dino Babers notched his first signature victory with the Orange. Led by sophomore quarterback Eric Dungey, Syracuse upset nationally ranked Virginia Tech 31-17 at the Carrier Dome.

Dungey, who started eight games as a true freshman, accounted for 417 total yards and a pair of touchdowns to earn the Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week.

The Hokies defense had no answer for Dungey, who threw for 311 yards on 53 attempts and also rushed for 106 yards on 24 carries. He tossed a 58-yard TD pass and scored on a 1-yard TD plunge that put Syracuse ahead for good, 24-17, with 7:56 to play.

Week 1: QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame

Week 2: QB Jake Browning, Washington

Week 3: QB Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska

Week 4: RB Ty Johnson, Maryland

Week 5: QB Trace McSorley, Penn State

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