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ORANGE LIGHT IT UP: Syracuse opens with a 55-42 win at Western Michigan (full coverage)

With a book-full of passing accomplishments already authored, Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey opted to hang on to the ball a bit longer against Western Michigan. The result was a record rushing total by a Syracuse quarterback, and a 55-42 Orange triumph.

Dungey ran 15 times for 200 yards and a touchdown. He also completed 7-of-19 passes for 184 yards and two scores.

Syracuse lit up the board early and often in the season-opener. The initial score was vintage Dungey, a 27-yard scoring strike to Jamal Custis that capped Syracuse’s first possession.

HIGHLIGHTS:

COACH BABERS POST GAME:

FULL POST GAME COVERAGE:

Syracuse beats WMU, but leaves more questions than answers (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse football wins wild opener at Western Michigan (Syracuse.com)
Dungey leads Syracuse over Western Michigan, 55-42 (D&C)
Eric Dungey sets Syracuse single-game QB rushing record; SU beats WMU 55-42 (Daily Orange)
Recap: Dungey Delivers, Orange Win Opener 55-42 (Cuse.com)
Dungey leads Syracuse over Western Michigan, 55-42 (WHEC)
Tommy DeVito’s shaky debut, other fast reactions to Syracuse’s 55-42 win (Daily Orange)
Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 55-42 win over WMU (NunesMagician.com)
Final score: Syracuse 55, Western Michigan 42 (NunesMagician.com)
Why didn’t Dino Babers bring Eric Dungey back sooner? (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse football QB Tommy DeVito debuts in Western Michigan blowout (Syracuse.com)


PREVIEW:

The 2018 college football season is finally here. The Orange (0-0) open their 129th campaign Friday, Aug. 31 at Waldo Stadium against the Western Michigan Broncos (0-0). The game marks the first meeting between the two teams. Kickoff set for 6 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

Friday’s matchup is the first of a home-and-home series between Syracuse and Western Michigan announced in June 2017. The Broncos return the game on Sept. 21, 2019.

Syracuse holds an 82-42-4 record in season-opening contests. The team has won each of its past four season openers, defeating Central Connecticut State to start the 2017 season, Colgate to open the 2016 campaign, Rhode Island to kick off 2015 and Villanova to start 2014. Read More

FULL ORANGE GAME DAY COVERAGE:

Opponent preview: What to know about Western Michigan (Daily Orange)
Dino Babers enters his third year as a head coach for the first time in his career (Daily Orange)
How many hashtags can WMU use? A lot, apparently. (NunesMagician.com)
TNIAAP: Syracuse vs. Western Michigan preview (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse vs WMU football preview: Five things to watch (NunesMagician.com)
Dino Babers has high expectations for SU’s offensive line (NunesMagician.com)
Syracuse DB Antwan Cordy’s grueling rehab powered by love, counseling, religion (Syracuse.com)
A modest request of Syracuse University football: Win (Editorial short take) (Syracuse.com)
Syracuse football reveals uniforms for season opener at Western Michigan (Syracuse.com)
What channel is Syracuse football-Western Michigan on? TV, time, live stream info (Syracuse.com)

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