11 Syracuse players earn All-ACC honors

11 Syracuse players earn All-ACC honors

Eric Dungey, Andre Cisco & Ryan Guthrie named ACC players of the week

Syracuse, N.Y. — Three Syracuse football players made the Atlantic Coast Conferences weekly honor roll after the teams 42-21 win over Boston College on Saturday: senior quarterback Eric Dungey, senior linebacker Ryan Guthrie and freshman free safety Andre Cisco.

Dungey earned his fourth nod of the season after posting a career-high six touchdowns and nearly 400 yards of total offense in Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

Despite dealing with back spasms early in the week, Dungey completed 21-of-34 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 34 yards and another three scores. His half-dozen touchdowns put him at 32 for the season, breaking Donovan McNabbs previous record of 30 from the 1998 season.

Guthrie racked up 12 tackles, matching his career-high mark, while positioning the front seven to hold up against a strong Eagles running attack. SU limited BC to 105 rushing yards, though Boston College was without star running back AJ Dillon for more than half of the contest.

Cisco logged six tackles and two passes defended, including an interception that came when he jumped an out route in the flat during the fourth quarter. Cisco now has seven interceptions this year, tied for the national lead with Boston Colleges Hamp Cheevers.

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Linebacker Ryan Guthrie continued his dominance in the back half of the season, racking up a career-high 12 tackles. It was his third game in the last four with at least 10. He also picked up a tackle for loss.

Freshman safety Andre Cisco had six tackles, with two passes defended and an INT (the other defended pass was the near-miss on another pick). The interception was his seventh of the season, which is tied for the national lead. Hell have an opportunity to tie or beat Syracuses single-season record of eight (Tommy Myers, 1971) if he can haul one in during SUs bowl game.

Finally, Eric Dungey stole the show, with six total touchdowns. That ups his season total for 32 on the season, and his gave him career-highs for season rushing (15) and passing (17) touchdowns. You can read more about all of the records Dungey broke this year, along with the records he could still surpass in game No. 13.

Congrats, all, for a very productive season and what should end up being our most-honored to-date in terms of individual performances. The ACCs all-conference selections will be released tomorrow, so well have more on that then.


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