CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Eric Dungey popped up from the ground, threw his right arm forward to signal a first down while letting out a yell and wrapped his arms around one of his offensive linemen.He had just sealed a Syracuse win with a 4-yard first down run with a minute left in the game. And Dungey’s reaction was a stark contrast from the quarterback that earlier in the game blindly shoved two players on the sideline starting a scrum, seemingly apologized to several of his teammates for his actions and sat dejected on the bench with a towel over his head.Dungey and Syracuse had their struggles on Saturday. But led by the quarterback’s career day, the Orange weathered both. Dungey completed 32-of-38 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns — excluding a backward pass to Ervin Philips for a score. SU (4-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) came close to blowing a fourth-quarter lead, but outlasted Boston College (3-4, 0-4), 28-20, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to snap an eight-game road conference losing streak.Syracuse strung together two wins in a row for the first time since September of last year. Boston College hasn’t won an ACC game in its last 12 tries.Dungey’s 434 passing yards were a career high (second-best ever for SU) and his 488 yards of offense amounted to be the second-highest single-game total in SU history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEmma Comtois | Senior Design Editor“We had mistakes. We weren’t perfect,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “But we’re human, and we’re excited to be at .500.”The game was ugly from the start. Rain steadily poured down as four penalties happened before the game could even total two snaps.Dungey’s first touchdown pass (which was actually a backward throw credited as a run for Philips) was sandwiched by an interception and fumble.The interception came on the Orange’s first drive and led to a BC field goal when cornerback William Harris returned the ball 64 yards and the Eagles got another 15 yards on Dungey’s late hit out of bounds that started a scuffle. The touchdown came a drive later to put SU ahead, 7-3. But when the Orange found the red zone on its next offensive possession, Dungey lost the ball pulling out of the snap from under center — giving up the ball again. He pulled out early, he said, and lost grip of the wet ball.Dungey took to the bench on the sideline with a towel draped over his head. Co-offensive coordinator Sean Lewis and backup quarterback Zack Mahoney came over to calm him down.Dungey ran his hands and the towel over his face and through his hair repeatedly.“Just kind of frustration,” Dungey said of his feelings on the sideline. “We need to understand we don’t always do a good job.”MORE COVERAGE:Eric Dungey on sideline scuffle: ‘Some guy’s standing over me talking smack’Graphical breakdown of SU’s win over Boston CollegePoll: Will Syracuse make a bowl game this year?Outside recievers Amba Etta-Tawo and Steve Ishmael shine in Syracuse football’s 28-20 win over Boston College Published on October 22, 2016 at 6:01 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Yooo #Syracuse’s QB has marbles! Savage tackle after he throws a pick and then gets up ready to rumble. #Cuse #BC #CollegeFootball pic.twitter.com/UnIAeU7C5x— The PUP List (@ThePUPListBlog) October 22, 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+ When the two left, SU receiver Amba Etta-Tawo and Dungey talked from across the bench.“(I’m) saying the game’s not over,” Etta-Tawo said. “It’s not over until the clock ticks zero, so there’s a lot of football to be played. Just keep your head up and worry about the next play.”Fortunately for Dungey and the Orange, it got better.He found Philips on a 10-yard slant for the rest of SU’s scoring in the second quarter and the rain cleared up during halftime.In the third quarter, Dungey lofted a pass to Ishmael in the back right corner of the end zone for a touchdown to cap an 86-yard drive that started when linebacker Parris Bennett snagged an interception near the goal line. The potential 14-point swing put the Orange ahead, 21-10.“Something that we’ve gotten better at as a defense and as a team,” Bennett said, “just making sure the negative plays don’t affect the next play.”Boston College erased the score with a 75-yard touchdown run by quarterback Patrick Towles two plays later.Dungey had another slip up of his own, coughing up the football on a sack with less than five minutes left in a one-score game. But the defense bailed him out with a breakup in the end zone on fourth down.The quarterback got the ball back and picked up the crucial first down himself to hold on.It wasn’t pretty, but Syracuse put itself within two wins of a bowl game appearance with four games left in the season. Comments
There are close matchups galore on the Week 10 NFL schedule, highlighted by a Sunday night game between the Cowboys and Vikings.Seven of the Sunday games have a spread of a touchdown or less, with five games expected to be decided by 3.5 points or fewer. Among those are some uninspiring games such as Lions vs. Bears, but also contests between playoff hopefuls such as the Packers and Panthers. As for the late afternoon games, the Panthers travel to Green Bay to battle the Packers on Fox, and the Colts will hope for an easy win over the Dolphins.The remaining two primetime games of the week will begin Sunday night with the Vikings going on the road to take on the Cowboys, and on Monday night, the undefeated 49ers host the Seahawks.MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 10NFL Week 10 scoresThursday, Nov. 7GameOakland Raiders 26, Los Angeles Chargers 24Sunday, Nov. 10GameNew York Giants at New York JetsAtlanta Falcons at New Orleans SaintsKansas City Chiefs at Tennessee TitansBaltimore Ravens at Cincinnati BengalsBuffalo Bills at Cleveland BrownsArizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay BuccaneersDetroit Lions at Chicago BearsMiami Dolphins at Indianapolis ColtsCarolina Panthers at Green Bay PackersLos Angeles Rams at Pittsburgh SteelersMinnesota Vikings at Dallas CowboysMonday, Nov. 11GameSeattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers The Ravens should have an easy follow-up to their statement win over New England, as they face the lowly Bengals at 1 p.m. ET. The New York teams face each other with the Jets as the home team.San Francisco, the league’s lone unbeaten, is in action Monday night against the Seahawks.WEEK 10 NFL PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up predictionsNFL schedule Week 10: What games are on today?Here’s the full schedule for Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN’s live scoreboard.Note: National broadcasts are listed in boldSunday, Nov. 10GameTimeTVNew York Giants at New York Jets1 p.m.FoxAtlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints1 p.m.FoxKansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans1 p.m.CBSBaltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals1 p.m.CBSBuffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns1 p.m.CBSArizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers1 p.m.FoxDetroit Lions at Chicago Bears1 p.m.CBSMiami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts4:05 p.m.CBSCarolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers4:25 p.m.FoxLos Angeles Rams at Pittsburgh Steelers4:25 p.m.FoxMinnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys8:15 p.m.NBCMORE: NFL playoff picture for Week 10How to watch, live stream NFL gamesWeek 10 kicked off Thursday night with the Raiders narrowly the Chargers in a battle of California teams that may not be long for the state.There’s no London game this week, instead Sunday’s slate will begin with seven 1 p.m. games. There’s not much enticing about the early games, with the highlight perhaps being the Chiefs and Titans facing off in Tennessee.
Luka Doncic may have enhanced his NBA MVP credentials with another brilliant display Saturday night in San Francisco against the Golden State Warriors, but the Dallas Mavericks star does not believe he is at Warriors star Stephen Curry’s level yet.The 20-year-old had his ninth triple-double of the season in the Mavs’ 141-121 victory over the Curry-less Warriors. Doncic scored 31 points while claiming 12 rebounds and 15 assists. Dallas broke a franchise record by making 24 3-pointers, with Doncic sinking five of his eight attempts — a stat that surely would have impressed two-time MVP Curry, who remains sidelined with a hand injury.MORE: Carlisle shuts down silly debate about Porzingis post-upsShould Doncic’s form continue, he may be named MVP himself, though the Slovenian feels comparisons with Curry are unfair at this stage.”He’s shooting way better than me,” Doncic said, as quoted by ESPN.”He’s a better player. He’s been in the league a long time, he’s somebody that everybody looks up [to], everybody wants to play like him.”I remember last year after the draft, I practiced once with him and it was crazy. He couldn’t miss. He can’t miss. And that was like something I’ll always remember, practice with him.”Another dazzling performance, another triple-double. Luka stuffed the stat sheet once again in tonight’s [email protected] | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/f8ISYMYBGx— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) December 29, 2019Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has no doubts about Doncic’s importance, though, pointing out how he led the way on a night when the Mavericks improved to 21-10. “Doncic was amazing tonight, absolutely amazing,” Carlisle said.”[He had] a 30-point triple-double in three quarters, and really made it look easy.”That’s a phenomenal performance and he set the table for everybody that was out there.”