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Dungey has 3 TD passes, Syracuse stuns No. 2 Clemson 27-24

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) As the celebration in the Syracuse locker room reverberated through the walls of the Carrier Dome, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney winced a little bit, dreams of a perfect season lost in a sea of orange.

Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 on Friday night to put a damper on the Tigers' chances to repeat as national champions.

Down maybe, but not completely out. The Tigers (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won the national championship last year despite a loss during the season to Pittsburgh.

''Every goal is there for this team,'' Swinney said. ''We've got to get better from this, have the type of season we want to have.''

Clemson had won 12 consecutive games on the opponent's home field, the longest streak in Clemson history and tied for the second longest active streak in the nation. Clemson also had won 11 consecutive games overall, the longest active winning streak in the nation, and 12 straight away from home against ACC teams.

''It wasn't our night tonight. They were better than us,'' Swinney said. ''There's nothing we're going to fix now. We're not going to be 12-0, that's for sure. That's not going to happen. This is going to hurt, but you move forward.''

The Orange (4-3, 2-1) are 3-6 against the previous year's national champion, also beating Penn State in 1987 and Michigan in 1998. This was the program's first win in 13 tries against the No. 2 team in the nation.

''This is truly one of the moments that you coach for. This is really special,'' said Syracuse coach Dino Babers, in his second year with the Orange. ''This is big.''

The Tigers took a big blow when quarterback Kelly Bryant suffered a concussion in the final minute of the first half. He was knocked down hard by defensive tackle Chris Slayton and lay on the turf for a couple of minutes before being helped to the locker room. Slowed after spraining his left ankle last week against Wake Forest, Bryant passed for 116 yards and ran for minus-8 yards.

''They came ready to play,'' Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell said. ''They came out, they saw blood, they saw they had a definite chance to win the game and we just didn't capitalize on the opportunities we had to make a comeback.''

Bryant, who watched the second half from the sideline, entered the game averaging 277 yards of total offense, but noticeably favored an injured ankle as Syracuse gained a surprising 17-14 halftime lead.

Zerrick Cooper replaced Bryant to start the second half and guided the Tigers to a tying field goal.

The Tigers tried a trick play with time winding down, but Will Spiers threw an incompletion on a fake punt.

The Syracuse defense limited the Tigers to 2 of 11 on third down, none more critical than Cooper's overthrow on third down before the fake.

Syracuse used big plays to stun the Tigers, hitting six for 20 yards or more as the Orange outgained Clemson 440-317. Dungey hit Dontae Strickland for a 23-yard score to open the game and also hit Ervin Philips for 66 yards in the first quarter and Steve Ishmael for 30 in the third to break a 17-17 tie.

''Quick show of hands. Who thought we were going to win tonight?'' Dungey asked in the postgame interviews. ''That's exactly what we've been saying. It's just us. Nobody believes in us except us.''

The Orange defense took a page out of Clemson's playbook. The Tigers were among just three teams in the nation averaging at least 230 yards rushing and 230 yards passing (Ohio State and Oregon are the others). The Tigers managed just 39 yards rushing in the first half and 113 total and finished with 204 passing.

The Tigers had their moments, though. Tavien Feaster capped a three-play drive with a 37-yard run untouched up the middle of the Orange defense to tie it at 7, Tanner Muse scooped up a fumble and raced 63 yards for a TD to tie it at 14-all midway through the second, and Travis Etienne scored on a 52-yard run in the third.

Subtract those two long runs and the rest of the night the Tigers gained 24 yards on 23 carries.

No wonder the hometown fans stormed the field afterward.

''It was kind of surreal,'' Syracuse linebacker Parris Bennett said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Clemson: If the Tigers hope to keep in the hunt for the playoffs, either Cooper or freshman Hunter Johnson will have to assume the load at quarterback if Bryant has to sit. Clemson also needs to find some consistency in the kicking game. Alex Spence missed a 35-yard field goal in the first quarter and a 38-yarder in the third and is 2 of 6 since taking over for injured Greg Huegel.

Syracuse: The Orange once again proved that they can play with the big boys. Syracuse upset No. 17 Virginia Tech last October. Dungey needs to stay healthy, though. He had to sit out a play in the second quarter after a hard hit near the goal line and the Orange had to settle for a 22-yard field goal by Murphy.

ESCAPE ARTISTS

Syracuse was twice pinned inside its own 10 by punts in the first half. The Orange escaped the first time when Christian Wilkins was called for roughing the passer on a third-down play and Dungey rescued them the second with consecutive completions of 20 yards to tight end Ravian Pierce and 15 yards to Jamal Custis.

UP NEXT

Clemson: The Tigers have a bye before facing Georgia Tech at home.

Syracuse: The Orange travel to face No. 11 Miami.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 9:45
48-C.Murphy 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
18
plays
93
yds
00:40
pos
24
27
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:16
41-A.Spence extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
24
Touchdown 6:16
9-T.Etienne runs 52 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
65
yds
00:56
pos
23
24
Point After TD 7:12
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
24
Touchdown 7:12
2-E.Dungey complete to 8-S.Ishmael. 8-S.Ishmael runs 30 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
82
yds
01:09
pos
17
23
Field Goal 8:32
41-A.Spence 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
29
yds
02:33
pos
17
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:53
48-C.Murphy 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
58
yds
04:38
pos
14
17
Point After TD 8:31
41-A.Spence extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 8:31
4-D.Strickland to CLE 37 FUMBLES (11-I.Simmons). 19-T.Muse runs 63 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
45
yds
0:00
pos
13
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:13
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 5:13
2-E.Dungey complete to 3-E.Philips. 3-E.Philips runs 66 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
80
yds
00:39
pos
7
13
Point After TD 10:37
41-A.Spence extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 10:37
28-T.Feaster runs 37 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
57
yds
01:02
pos
6
7
Point After TD 11:44
48-C.Murphy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:44
2-E.Dungey complete to 4-D.Strickland. 4-D.Strickland runs 23 yards for a touchdown. Penalty on SYR 4-D.Strickland Unsportsmanlike conduct.
11
plays
92
yds
03:09
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 28
Rushing 4 11
Passing 11 12
Penalty 1 5
3rd Down Conv 2-11 8-19
4th Down Conv 0-1 2-2
Total Net Yards 287 409
Total Plays 57 83
Avg Gain 5.0 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 113 162
Rush Attempts 25 50
Avg Rush Yards 4.5 3.2
Net Yards Passing 174 247
Comp. - Att. 22-32 20-33
Yards Per Pass 5.4 7.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-30 7-31
Penalties - Yards 10-104 13-115
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 2 0
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 1 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-42.8 5-36.8
Return Yards 53 82
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-5
Kickoffs - Returns 2-53 4-77
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 4/6 5/5
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 1/3 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
2 Clemson 6-1 7710024
Syracuse 4-3 1437327
174 PASS YDS 247
113 RUSH YDS 162
287 TOTAL YDS 409
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Bryant 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.6% 116 0 0 127.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.6% 1375 4 4 136.2
K. Bryant 12/17 116 0 0
Z. Cooper 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 88 0 0 124.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.7% 145 1 0 116.0
Z. Cooper 10/14 88 0 0
W. Spiers 48 P
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 5 0 0 71.0
W. Spiers 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Etienne 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 68 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 446 6
T. Etienne 5 68 1 52
T. Feaster 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 57 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
66 389 3
T. Feaster 7 57 1 37
A. Choice 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 148 4
A. Choice 3 12 0 6
A. Rodgers 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -13 0
A. Rodgers 1 -6 0 -6
K. Bryant 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
101 393 7
K. Bryant 4 -8 0 4
Z. Cooper 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 1 0
Z. Cooper 5 -10 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
H. Renfrow 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 64 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
34 346 0
H. Renfrow 5 64 0 15
D. Cain 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 55 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 299 2
D. Cain 7 55 0 10
M. Richard 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 155 0
M. Richard 3 41 0 24
R. McCloud 34 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
30 314 1
R. McCloud 4 23 0 12
A. Rodgers 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 48 0
A. Rodgers 1 13 0 13
D. Overton 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 111 0
D. Overton 1 6 0 6
T. Thompson 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 41 0
T. Thompson 1 2 0 2
T. Muse 19 S
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Muse 0 0 0 0
T. Feaster 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 79 1
T. Feaster 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Joseph 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
K. Joseph 10-1 0.0 0
D. O'Daniel 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 2 1.5
D. O'Daniel 8-1 1.5 0
C. Ferrell 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 3.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 3.5
C. Ferrell 8-1 3.5 0
D. Lawrence 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
D. Lawrence 6-3 0.0 0
R. Carter 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Carter 4-0 0.0 0
M. Fields 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Fields 3-1 0.0 0
T. Muse 19 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Muse 3-1 0.0 0
I. Simmons 11 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
I. Simmons 3-0 0.0 0
K. Wallace 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Wallace 3-0 0.0 0
A. Bryant 7 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 1 0.5
A. Bryant 2-2 0.5 0
V. Smith 23 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
V. Smith 2-0 0.0 0
C. Wilkins 42 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
C. Wilkins 2-1 0.5 0
A. Huggins 67 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Huggins 1-0 0.0 0
T. Lamar 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Lamar 1-0 0.0 0
C. Register 45 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Register 1-1 0.0 0
T. Mullen 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
T. Mullen 1-1 0.0 0
S. Johnson 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 -0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 -0.5
S. Johnson 0-1 -0.5 0
T. Chase 18 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Chase 0-1 0.0 0
Z. Cooper 6 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
Z. Cooper 0-1 0.5 0
A. Terrell 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 1 0.0
A. Terrell 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Al. Spence 47 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
2/6 16/17
Al. Spence 1/3 0 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
W. Spiers 48 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 42.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
33 43.8 3
W. Spiers 5 42.8 3 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Etienne 9 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 26.5 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 21.8 28 0
T. Etienne 2 26.5 28 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Dungey 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 278 3 0 166.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.2% 2080 12 4 134.6
E. Dungey 20/32 278 3 0
De. Butler 5 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 43 1 0 222.8
De. Butler 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Strickland 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 78 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
95 298 3
D. Strickland 19 78 0 9
E. Dungey 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 61 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
101 386 8
E. Dungey 21 61 0 45
M. Neal 21 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 150 0
M. Neal 3 23 0 11
T. Perkins 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 18 0
T. Perkins 2 7 0 5
E. Philips 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 25 0
E. Philips 1 4 0 4
Z. Mahoney 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
Z. Mahoney 1 -2 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
E. Philips 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 94 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
56 569 3
E. Philips 4 94 1 66
S. Ishmael 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 73 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 73 1
S. Ishmael 6 73 1 30
R. Pierce 6 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 204 2
R. Pierce 4 66 0 28
D. Strickland 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 20 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 82 2
D. Strickland 2 20 1 23
J. Custis 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 15 0
J. Custis 1 15 0 15
De. Butler 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 167 1
De. Butler 2 10 0 9
T. Perkins 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 14 0
T. Perkins 1 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
P. Bennett 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 1.0
P. Bennett 8-1 1.0 0
C. Fredrick 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
C. Fredrick 5-0 0.0 0
A. Robinson 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
A. Robinson 5-0 1.0 0
J. Dowels 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Dowels 5-0 0.0 0
E. Foster 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
E. Foster 5-1 0.0 0
Z. Franklin 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
Z. Franklin 3-1 1.0 0
C. Slayton 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
C. Slayton 3-0 1.0 0
R. Williams 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
R. Williams 3-1 0.0 0
J. Thomas 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Thomas 2-1 0.0 0
B. Berry 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Berry 2-0 0.0 0
J. Martin 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Martin 1-0 0.0 0
M. Williams 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Williams 0-1 0.0 0
K. Ruff 45 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Ruff 0-1 0.0 0
De. Butler 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
De. Butler 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Murphy 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
2/2 3/3
C. Murphy 2/2 0 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Hofrichter 35 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 36.8 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
34 43.9 0
S. Hofrichter 5 36.8 0 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Riley 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 19.3 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 25.4 23 0
S. Riley 4 19.3 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Riley 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 6.2 5 0
S. Riley 1 5.0 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:39 CLEM 38 1:02 4 62 TD
9:12 CLEM 37 3:15 6 46 FG Miss
5:08 CLEM 28 2:40 5 19 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 CLEM 36 2:47 6 23 Punt
8:31 CLEM 35 0:00 1 0
3:49 CLEM 25 0:41 5 0 Punt
1:58 CLEM 45 1:13 4 0 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CLEM 25 2:18 6 24 Punt
11:05 CUSE 42 2:33 6 29 FG
7:12 CLEM 35 0:56 3 65 TD
3:52 CUSE 41 3:03 7 20 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:41 CLEM 25 3:25 8 34 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 CUSE 28 3:09 11 77 TD
10:37 CUSE 25 1:17 3 -4 Punt
5:52 CUSE 20 0:39 2 80 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:17 CUSE 7 1:55 6 14 Punt
11:59 CUSE 6 3:28 11 34 TD
8:31 CUSE 40 4:38 13 57 FG
3:00 CUSE 31 1:02 4 4 Punt
0:36 CUSE 21 0:33 3 3 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:32 CUSE 1 1:15 6 13 Punt
8:21 CUSE 18 1:09 4 82 TD
6:10 CUSE 21 2:00 6 -15 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:45 CUSE 21 0:40 18 68 FG
6:10 CUSE 41 5:53 13 24 Game