Following a game in which he led the Syracuse Orange in rushing last week, we said fans would need to “take whichever Eric Dungey you get,” assuming that the junior quarterback couldn’t reduce his risk and be the same effective runner.
Ends up we were wrong there, to an extent. Dungey still led the team in rushing again, but against Middle Tennessee, you saw a player decidedly focused on keeping himself out of harm’s way with the ball in his hands. Some of the called runs ultimately got him hit (as is the nature of the game). But for once, Dungey was sliding and getting out of bounds wherever possible.
The problem is that Dungey doing his part matters very little if officials won’t protect him.

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