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Tempers flare in Syracuse-Boston College

After Boston College came up with an interception and a long return, the two teams got into it on the sideline.

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Syracuse's Eric Dungey had a career-high 434 pass yards in today's win over Boston College, the second-most in school history (behind the 482 by Ryan Nassib against Northwestern in 2012). The 434 yards were the most by any player against BC since Florida State's EJ Manuel had 439 in 2012.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse has won back to back ACC games for the first time since 2013, as the Orange follow their upset of Virginia Tech by beating former Big East rival Boston College 28-20. Eric Dungey had a strong line -- 32-38 passing for 434 yards and 3 TDs, to go with 54 rushing yards -- but turned the ball over twice. Still, Amba Etta-Tawo caught 10 passes for 144 yards and a TD, giving him 6 100-yard receiving outings in 8 games this year. The Maryland graduate transfer is now 5th in school history for career 100-yard games. The Orange are 2-2 in league play heading into their bye. BC, meanwhile, remains winless in ACC play since 2014 and will head to NC State next week.


Etta-Tawo hauls in one-handed TD catch

Syracuse's Amba Etta-Tawo makes an incredible one-handed catch on a 68-yard TD. The Orange lead 28-20 over Boston College in the fourth quarter.

Syracuse WR Etta-Tawo makes one-handed catch, goes for 68-yard TD (0:54)

Towles fakes everyone, goes all the way

Boston College QB Patrick Towles confused the defense with a fake handoff, then rolled to his left and went 75 yards to the house. Syracuse leads 21-17 in the fourth quarter.


Steve Ishmael makes incredible TD catch

But did he stay in bounds? The officials decided Ishmael was, padding Syracuse's lead over Boston College.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Ishmael makes a heck of an 11-yard TD catch to give Syracuse a 21-10 lead just before the fourth quarter. Ishmael now has 8 catches for 108 yards, while Eric Dungey has his 6th 300-yard passing game of the season, which is tied for the most in the FBS and tied with Ryan Nassib for the school single-season record. Dungey has completed 29 of 33 passes on the day.


BC turns ball over in bizarre fashion

It would have been first-and-goal inside the 5-yard line for the Eagles, but an odd play resulted in Syracuse getting the ball back with a 14-10 lead.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

In a play emblematic of BC's offensive struggles, Patrick Towles appears to hit Michael Walker on third-and-long inside the 5, but the ball gets stripped and lands in the hands of Syracuse's Parris Bennett for what will go down as an interception. The Orange take over at their own 12.

BC honors Kuechly, retires his jersey (0:25)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Dino Babers liked what his team gave him in the first half, but he lamented the Orange's 7 penalties in the halftime TV interview. It's a 14-10 Cuse lead at BC, but the visitors have given the ball away twice and allowed a special teams TD, in addition to missing a FG. They do have Eric Dungey, though, who has completed 18 of 21 passes for 203 yards with 1 TD and 1 pick, in addition to rushing for 57 yards. The rainy conditions will likely be a factor in the second half.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Special teams is giving BC a big boost today, as Myles Willis scoops up a bouncy kickoff and returns the ball 89 yards for a TD, cutting the Syracuse lead to 14-10. The Orange have controlled the game from a possession standpoint, as the Eagles have run just 13 plays and have yet to complete a pass. Willis now has 3 career kick return TDs.


Orange dodge two defenders to score

Syracuse's Ervin Philips catches the pass and makes two Boston College defenders miss en route to a 3-yard TD. Syracuse leads Boston College 7-3 in the first quarter.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Ervin Phillips shows great balance in making a 3-yard TD catch to give Syracuse an early 7-3 lead at BC. The game has not been without its drama, as 3 personal fouls were assessed after a near-brawl on the Syracuse sideline upon a William Harris interception. In the middle of it all was Orange QB Eric Dungey.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards357.16th
Rushing Yards129.6114th
Points For26.980th
Points Against31.6Tied-91st

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