Syracuse runs their way past Central Michigan

Syracuse runs their way past Central Michigan

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Syracuse junior QB Eric Dungey went 19-for-35 for 279 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 105 yards and another touchdown in Saturday's 41-17 win over Central Michigan.

Strickland finished the day with a pair of touchdowns.

Morris led a 11-play, 91-yard drive to start off the second quarter, which ended in Jonathan Ward's 17-yard touchdown reception.

Romello Ross tried to add another CMU touchdown with about six minutes left in the game, but he fumbled on the one-yard line and a touchback was called. Corey Willis is another cause for concern for Syracuse, as he leads Central Michigan in catches (16 for 183 yards) and is coming off a dynamic season in which he racked up 71 catches for 1,087 yards and nine touchdowns. CMU scored the first touchdown of the game, but Syracuse took over in the second half. This is the Eric Dungey we know and love. "He's a tremendous competitor and they've got a lot of good talented young receivers".

Only 44 seconds later, quarterback Shane Morris found Cameron Cole for a 56-yard receiving touchdown, taking the first lead of the game in Cole's first career catch and touchdown. He was replaced by Tony Poljan late in the fourth quarter. The Orange rank 25th in the nation in passing yards per game, while the Chippewas are 13th in the country and proved last week that they can win on the road against a power conference team.

"We've been here before", defensive end Joe Ostman said.

ABOUT SYRACUSE (1-1): Ishmael is having a fine season to this point, but he still needs to make his way into the end zone - a problem past year as well - as he has totaled 74 catches and only one TD since the start of 2016.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ACC Network Extra. There was a total of 14 penalties in today's game.

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