Central Michigan at Syracuse

Syracuse Preview Football

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CMU scored the first touchdown of the game, but Syracuse took over in the second half.

Later in the first quarter, Cole popped a ball up in the air and allowed the Syracuse defense to run in a pick-six, tying the game before the first quarter was up. Dontae Strickland caught an 18-yard touchdown then reached the end zone on a 9-yard rush up the middle before halftime.

Strickland finished the day with a pair of touchdowns.

SU sophomore running back Moe Neal broke off a 70-yard run on SU's first drive of the third quarter, setting Dungey up for a one-yard touchdown plunge a few plays later to give the Orange a 31-17 lead.

Syracuse added two touchdowns and a field goal in the second half to pull away with the lead. The senior receiver leads the nation in catches (26) and has racked up 250 receiving yards through two games. Meanwhile, Central Michigan defeated Kansas 45-27 last weekend behind Shane Morris, who threw for 467 yards and five touchdowns without a turnover.

"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 Orange rank 25th in the nation in passing yards per game, while the Chippewas are 13th in the country and proved last week that they can win on the road against a power conference team.

"I think we just stayed together as a family because we knew that people would think that we wouldn't be able to get the job done since the game was kind of going the same way it did last week", Foster said. There was a total of 14 penalties in today's game. "This is a big difference from a year ago, but we have to stay together".

CMU returns to Kelly/Shorts stadium to face Miami (Ohio) at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.