Syracuse QB Eric Dungey becomes No. 1 for total yards in school history to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor


DUNGEYIn a week where Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey saw his job as the starter in limbo, the Orange senior responded with a record-breaking game.

Dungey came out on fire against NC State and sparked the Orange to a 24-7 lead after one quarter on his way to 443 total yards of offense and four touchdowns in a wild 51-41 victory over the Wolfpack at the Carrier Dome.

The 443 total yards against NC State moved Dungy ahead of Donovan McNabb to No. 1 for total yards in school history with 10,064 yards and earned the senior from Oregon the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week. He is the first player to eclipse 10,000 total yards in school history.

Dungey, who became the eighth quarterback in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history with at least 10,000 yards, completed 27 of 38 passes for 411 yards and three touchdowns. He also chipped in with 32 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Among his three touchdown passes was an 82-yard strike Nykeim Johnson during the 24-point first quarter blitz. And Dungey spread the ball around, too, with four Orange receivers registering at least 80 yards on three or more catches.

Dungey, through eight games, has accounted for nearly 2,400 total yards and 22 touchdowns. He’s thrown for 1,844 yards with 13 touchdowns and only four interceptions, and Dungey leads the Orange in rushing with 509 yards and nine scores.

Previous Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week Winners

Week 1: Eric Dungey, Syracuse

Week 2: William Wicks, Davidson

Week 3: Davidson Wildcats Team

Week 4: Jesper Horsted, Princeton

Week 5: Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

Week 6: John Lovett, Princeton

Week 7: Flynn Nagel, Northwestern

Week 8: Shaka Toney, Penn State

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