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Syracuse dominates Central Connecticut 50-7

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Despite a 50-7 win that saw his team dominate Central Connecticut State on both sides of the ball, Syracuse coach Dino Babers wasn't totally happy.

''They were stout,'' Babers said of the Blue Devils, who surrendered 586 yards, including 155 on the ground. ''They made a decision they wouldn't let us run the ball and I'm a little disappointed we couldn't run the ball better but it was a good scheme and they made sure we couldn't do that.

''Football teams grow the most between the first and second week. We're looking for a lot of growth for our next game.''

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey threw for three scores and ran for two more in the season opener and first-ever matchup between the schools.

The Orange led 21-0 after the first quarter and never looked back. The Blue Devils managed 167 for the game, just 54 on the ground. Six of Syracuse's scoring drives took less than three minutes, including two of 58 and 53 seconds. Syracuse had 34 first downs to seven for Central Connecticut.

''I thought we definitely took what the defense gave us,'' Babers said. ''We threw the ball well. The quarterback (Dungey) was functioning at a really high level. ''

Jacob Dolegala was 6 of 19 for 86 yards for the Blue Devils.

''I thought the defense played exceptionally well except for the one play in the end zone to stop the shutout but I thought they played a really fine game,'' Babers said. ''Overall, I thought it was a good, solid game. ''

Dungey, who tied Ryan Nassib for the most 300-yard games in Syracuse history with seven, was 28 of 36 for 328 yards and ran for scores of 11 and 2 yards. Steve Ishmael had a career-high 12 receptions for a career-best 134 yards.

''I have a lot of respect for Ryan Nassib. It's awesome,'' Dungey said about tying the record. ''It was good getting the rust off a little so it feels good.''

Like his coach, Dungey wasn't totally satisfied either.

''I think we just tried to do much (after getting on top 21-0), me included,'' Dungey said.

Syracuse scored on its first three possessions of the game, including Dungey's 11-yard scamper around left end.

''I thought our kids fought hard,'' said Central Connecticut coach Pete Rossomando. ''Obviously we were overmatched. They have 85 scholarships. We have 45.''

The one downside for Syracuse: a lower-leg injury suffered in the first quarter by safety Antwan Cordy, who missed the final 10 games last season due to a broken forearm.

THE TAKEAWAY

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT: Picked fourth in the Northeast Conference, it could be a long season for the Blue Devils. Playing in the Carrier Dome is daunting, but Central Connecticut needs to get an offense going.

SYRACUSE: It's really hard to take much from a lopsided win over a much inferior opponent, but a win is a win. Sophomore wide receiver Moe Neal can be a real difference maker. Syracuse's defense will be severely tested if Cordy is out for an extended period of time.

UP NEXT

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT: The Blue Devils host Fordham in their home opener on Saturday.

SYRACUSE: The Orange have a home date next Saturday against Middle Tennessee. It's an intriguing matchup: former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer is in his first year as defensive coordinator for the Blue Raiders.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:58
48-C.Murphy 39 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
4
yds
04:42
pos
7
50
Field Goal 10:02
35-S.Hofricther 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
-3
yds
01:08
pos
7
47
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:42
35-S.Hofricther extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
44
Touchdown 3:42
2-E.Dungey runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
21
yds
02:31
pos
7
43
Missed Point After Touchdown 7:35
48-C.Murphy extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
7
37
Touchdown 7:35
2-E.Dungey complete to 6-R.Pierce. 6-R.Pierce runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
7
yds
03:33
pos
7
37
Point After TD 11:15
28-F.Palmer extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
31
Touchdown 11:15
9-J.Dolegala complete to 6-J.Garcia. 6-J.Garcia runs 24 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
24
yds
03:38
pos
6
31
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:54
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
31
Touchdown 5:06
2-E.Dungey complete to 21-M.Neal. 21-M.Neal runs 52 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
56
yds
0:13
pos
0
30
Field Goal 7:31
48-C.Murphy 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
58
yds
4:20
pos
0
24
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:40
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Point After TD 2:40
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 2:48
2-E.Dungey complete to 3-E.Philips. 3-E.Philips runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
86
yds
2:56
pos
0
20
Point After TD 9:38
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 9:38
4-D.Strickland runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
-8
yds
00:58
pos
0
13
Point After TD 12:08
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 12:08
2-E.Dungey runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
12
yds
02:46
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 8 34
Rushing 1 10
Passing 5 20
Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Conv 1-15 10-19
4th Down Conv 1-1 2-2
Total Net Yards 171 580
Total Plays 57 93
Avg Gain 3.0 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 62 149
Rush Attempts 29 40
Avg Rush Yards 2.1 3.7
Net Yards Passing 109 431
Comp. - Att. 13-28 38-53
Yards Per Pass 3.9 8.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-4 0-0
Penalties - Yards 12-96 8-56
Touchdowns 1 6
Rushing TDs 0 3
Passing TDs 1 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 12-35.4 3-39.7
Return Yards 157 63
Punts - Returns 0-0 5-7
Kickoffs - Returns 8-157 2-56
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 1/1 8/10
Extra Points 1/1 5/6
Field Goals 0/0 3/4
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Blue Devils 0-1 00707
Orange 1-0 211013650
109 PASS YDS 431
62 RUSH YDS 149
171 TOTAL YDS 580
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Ja. Dolegala 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
31.6% 86 1 0 87.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
31.6% 86 1 0 87.0
Ja. Dolegala 6/19 86 1 0
T. Kingsley 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.8% 27 0 0 103.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.8% 27 0 0 103.0
T. Kingsley 7/9 27 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Ca. Nash 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 35 0
Ca. Nash 9 35 0 9
E. Walker 31 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 22 0
E. Walker 10 22 0 6
Da. Exilhomme 42 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
Da. Exilhomme 2 0 0 1
J. Fields 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -4 0
J. Fields 2 -4 0 0
T. Kingsley 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
T. Kingsley 1 -4 0 -4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
X. Bass 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 39 0
X. Bass 2 39 0 27
J. Garcia 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 24 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 24 1
J. Garcia 1 24 1 24
K. Smith 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 0
K. Smith 2 17 0 12
Ja. Dolegala 45 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 13 0
Ja. Dolegala 2 13 0 7
C. Heyward 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 9 0
C. Heyward 3 9 0 4
J. Fields 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Fields 0 0 0 0
E. Scott 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 0 0
E. Scott 1 0 0 0
T. Hodge 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Hodge 0 0 0 0
A. Gilmore 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
A. Gilmore 0 0 0 0
Ca. Nash 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
Ca. Nash 0 0 0 0
E. Walker 31 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
E. Walker 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Vasilescu 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Vasilescu 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
F. Palmer 28 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/1
SEASON FG XP
0/0 1/1
F. Palmer 0/0 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Desautels 49 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
12 35.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
12 35.4 2
B. Desautels 12 35.4 2 41
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Bagley 23 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 21.7 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 21.7 26 0
T. Bagley 3 21.7 26 0
K. Coles 33 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 21 0
K. Coles 2 16.5 21 0
J. Fields 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 19.0 25 0
J. Fields 2 19.0 25 0
J. Garcia 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
J. Garcia 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Dungey 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.8% 328 3 0 181.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.8% 328 3 0 181.8
E. Dungey 28/36 328 3 0
R. Culpepper 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 103 0 0 110.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 103 0 0 110.3
R. Culpepper 9/16 103 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
E. Dungey 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 51 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 51 2
E. Dungey 9 51 2 11
D. Strickland 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 38 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 38 1
D. Strickland 12 38 1 10
M. Pierre 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 36 0
M. Pierre 9 36 0 13
M. Neal 21 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 17 0
M. Neal 7 17 0 5
T. Perkins 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
T. Perkins 3 7 0 5
R. Culpepper 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
R. Culpepper 1 -4 0 -7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Ishmael 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
12 134 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 134 0
S. Ishmael 12 134 0 34
E. Philips 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 71 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 71 1
E. Philips 6 71 1 20
De. Butler 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 54 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 54 0
De. Butler 4 54 0 42
M. Neal 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 52 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 52 1
M. Neal 1 52 1 52
J. Custis 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 40 0
J. Custis 3 40 0 29
S. Avant 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 30 0
S. Avant 4 30 0 12
T. Perkins 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 14 0
T. Perkins 1 14 0 14
N. Johnson 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 13 0
N. Johnson 1 13 0 13
D. Ellison 19 DB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
D. Ellison 1 11 0 11
S. Riley 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
S. Riley 1 8 0 8
R. Pierce 6 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 4 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 4 1
R. Pierce 3 4 1 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Jonathan 57 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
K. Jonathan 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Murphy 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/5
SEASON FG XP
2/2 4/5
C. Murphy 2/2 39 4/5 10
S. Hofrichter 35 P
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
1/2 1/1
S. Hofrichter 1/2 27 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Hofrichter 35 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 39.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 39.7 1
S. Hofrichter 3 39.7 1 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Riley 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 22.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 22.0 22 0
S. Riley 1 22.0 22 0
N. Johnson 82 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 34.0 34 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 34.0 34 0
N. Johnson 1 34.0 34 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Riley 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 1.3 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 1.3 11 0
S. Riley 4 1.3 11 0
S. Ishmael 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
S. Ishmael 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:08 CCTST 25 1:24 3 -5 Punt
9:32 CCTST 21 3:34 8 36 Punt
2:40 CCTST 25 1:53 3 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CCTST 28 0:50 3 2 Punt
13:17 CCTST 28 0:46 3 2 Punt
7:21 CCTST 24 1:26 3 -4 Punt
4:45 CCTST 28 1:18 3 9 Punt
1:10 CCTST 15 0:55 6 16 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 CCTST 26 3:38 10 74 TD
7:28 CCTST 18 1:08 3 6 Punt
3:36 CCTST 23 1:57 3 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:32 CCTST 33 2:15 4 2 Punt
9:53 CCTST 19 1:22 3 7 Punt
8:01 CCTST 40 2:01 3 7 Punt
5:40 CUSE 13 0:00 1 -18
0:48 CCTST 22 0:43 4 13 End of game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 CUSE 30 2:46 9 12 TD
10:36 CUSE 50 0:58 5 50 TD
5:35 CUSE 14 2:55 11 86 TD
0:38 CUSE 28 0:32 4 -2 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:01 CUSE 24 0:37 3 4 Punt
12:21 CUSE 32 4:50 14 58 FG
5:47 CUSE 44 0:53 4 -2 TD
3:19 CUSE 27 2:02 6 24 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:08 CUSE 35 3:33 11 7 TD
6:13 CUSE 39 2:31 11 61 TD
1:27 CUSE 38 1:23 5 23 End of quarter
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:10 CUSE 38 1:08 7 -3 FG
8:23 CUSE 44 0:16 2 16 FUMBLE
5:51 CUSE 17 0:00 1 -4 FUMBLE
5:40 CUSE 31 4:42 13 4 FG