Eric Dungey, Ervin Philips expected back for Syracuse

Syracuse is expected to have a pair of its offensive playmakers back for Saturday’s game at USF.

Orange coach Scott Shafer said on his weekly Cuse.com video that quarterback Eric Dungey and H-back Ervin Philips are “ready to go” after practicing on Sunday, according to Syracuse.com’s Nate Mink.

"They're ready," Shafer said. "They've been running with the team all last week, practicing, and they look good. We got the offense rolling [Sunday] and there really was no hesitation.

"Erv made a nice cut on his leg and felt good about it, came back smiling to the huddle, 'Feel good, Coach,' and Eric made some real nice throws during practice."

Dungy had missed the Orange’s last outing, a Sept. 26 loss to LSU, after taking a hit to the head in the win over Central Michigan one week earlier. The true freshman assumed starting quarterback duties after Terrel Hunt went down in the opener with a season-ending Achilles injury.

Phillips had surgery after tearing his meniscus in a Week 1 win over Rhode Island, forcing him out of Syracuse’s last three games.

In other ACC injury news, Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said receiver Mike Williams’ Week 1 neck injury is expected to keep him out for the rest of the season, according to the Charleston Post and Courier’s Aaron Brenner.

Meanwhile, Virginia Tech associate AD for sports medicine, Mike Goforth, announced Monday that quarterback Michael Brewer has been cleared to fully participate in practice, but will wear a yellow non-contact jersey like the rest of the Hokies' quarterbacks, with a final determination on his status potentially being a game-time decision for Thursday's home tilt with NC State. Brewer had broken the collarbone in his right arm during the Hokies' season-opening loss to Ohio State, an injury that was expected to keep him out 4-8 weeks.

Virginia Tech also said that running back Marshawn Williams re-injured his surgically repaired left knee on Sept. 29, which will force another season-ending surgery. Coach Frank Beamer will apply for a medical hardship waiver.