Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey threw two interceptions in loss to Pittsburgh

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was very good for most of Saturday's loss to Pittsburgh. However, he threw two costly second half interceptions.

The ceiling on Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey is seemingly limitless. He has shown a lot of poise, maturity and playmaking ability despite being a true freshman. 

On Saturday against Pittsburgh, he made many moments where he displayed those traits. Leading a quick touchdown drive on Syracuse's first possession, and a late scoring drive at the end of the first half capped by a pass to Steve Ishmael on third and goal. 

There were moments, however, where he made freshmen mistakes. Two big ones resulted in interceptions when Syracuse was driving to try to extend their lead. 

"On the first interception, just a little bit behind on the spot throw and got ricocheted up in the air," head coach Scott Shafer said after the game. "On the second one, going down the field with two verticles there, the corner did a nice job, by Pitt, of coming back and making a play for number two."

Dungey will learn from this experience and get better the next time. That is what he has done throughout his freshman campaign. Corrected mistakes from one game and improved in that area the next. That is why he has the full confidence of offensive coordinator Tim Lester and the rest of the coaching staff. 

Dungey finished 21-30 for 210 yards with two scores and those two interceptions against the Panthers. He also ran for 38 yards. 

More from Dungey in the video at the top of the screen.


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