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SYRACUSE 50...CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE 7
In front of 30,273 fans, Syracuse wasted little time jumping out to a 21-0 first quarter lead on its way to a 50-7 win over Central Connecticut State.
On SU's first drive, the Orange marched 70 yards on 8 plays, capped off by an 11-yard touchdown run from Eric Dungey.
Less than three minutes later, the Orange would find pay dirt again, as Dontae Strickland scored from four yards out to push the Orange to a 14-0 lead.
SU would add two more touchdowns and a field goal in the first half, as the Orange took a 31-0 lead into the break.
After a Central Connecticut State touchdown to open the third, Ravian Pierce would haul in his first touchdown in an SU uniform to push the lead to 37-7.
Eric Dungey would close the third quarter scoring with his second rushing touchdown of the evening.
Dungey finished the night 28-of-36 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns as Syracuse claimed its fourth straight season opening victory.
Steve Ishmael hauled in a game-high 12 receptions for 134 yards.
Erv Philips added six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Syracuse rolled up 586 yards of total offense, limiting Central Connecticut State to just 167 yards.
Syracuse redshirt junior safety Antwan Cordy left the game in the first quarter with a lower body injury. He would return to the sidelines, but watched the rest of the game on crutches and with a walking boot on.
Syracuse 1-0 Central Connecticut State 0-1
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