Syracuse football got their first win over a ranked opponent in nearly four years on Saturday, and two Orange players were honored as a result of their performances. Eric Dungey was named offensive back of the week by the ACC while Zaire Franklin was named linebacker of the week by the conference.
Dungey finished the game with 311 yards passing, 106 yards rushing and two total touchdowns. He led an Orange attack that racked up 561 yards of offense against a Virginia Tech team that was, statistically, one of the nation's best defenses. His 106 rushing yards were a career high, and his rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter proved to be the winning score.
Franklin was second on the team in tackles with 10, including a critical tackle for loss on a fourth down play. Hokies quarterback Jerod Evans tried to run to the outside on fourth and one, and Franklin shot into the backfield for the tackle. The result was a loss of two yards and a turnover on downs.
The Orange won the game 31-17 to improve to 3-4 (1-2) on the season. They next face Boston College on Saturday. That game kicks off at noon eastern.