Central Michigan at Syracuse

Passing yards should be aplenty Saturday when Syracuse hosts Central Michigan in a non-conference affair.

Syracuse is coming off a disappointing seven-point home loss to Middle Tennessee despite another huge game from Steve Ishmael.

With the game tied at 17, Dontae Strickland bolted in from nine yards out to give SU a 24-17 lead at halftime. Eric Dungey has completed almost 70 percent of his passes and also leads the team in rushing yards (104) and touchdowns (three). The interception set the Syracuse offense up near midfield for its second touchdown drive.

Syracuse scored 31 straight points after falling behind 17-10 in the second quarter, storming back for a 41-17 win over Central Michigan.

Overall, the Orange defense held CMU to 4.8 yards per play, pressuring quarterback Shane Morris regularly and limiting the Chippewas to 105 yards on the ground.

Syracuse officially registered two interceptions against Central Michigan, but could have easily had five as a few other plays came close to registering as INT's. "We got some young guys in there getting some burn, so that's big for them to get some confidence".

"I think Eric Dungey is a great quarterback for that offense because of his ability to move his legs; we saw that late in the game", Bonamego said. The senior receiver leads the nation in catches (26) and has racked up 250 receiving yards through two games. They also have been opportunistic defensively, recording a national-best eight interceptions despite allowing 27 points in each of their first two games. There was a total of 14 penalties in today's game. "A lot of people didn't think we were going to win", Morris said.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, ACC Network Extra. "This is a big difference from a year ago, but we have to stay together".

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