Week 1 concluded with a dominant win... against Elon. Time to move on to bigger and better opponents.
This week will be a tremendous test, opening the ACC season against Syracuse. While the Orange also finished 3-9 last season, they trounced the Demon Deacons 30-7. Will this season be different?
We brought in John Cassillo (a great follow for all news Syracuse) from Nunes Magician to provide great insight and details about Saturday's opponent.
Here are my answers to Cassillo's questions on our brother blog.
Senior quarterback Terrel Hunt was expected to be one of Syracuse’s playmakers with his legs and his arm. How does the Orange cope with losing him to a torn Achilles tendon and how do you anticipate Scott Shafer & Co will adjust their offense on the fly?
Hunt's injury was tough for the team and fans -- especially that early on in the game/season. You never like to see injuries -- especially when a player lost most of the previous year to one too. Since the team installed a new offense in the offseason, the drop-off may not be as bad you'd think from Hunt to Dungey, though. The freshman may already be a better passer, and while he doesn't have the physical skills the senior Hunt possesses in terms of strength, his speed still allows him to be a running threat too. The team got to play him a good amount last week, so with luck, early jitters have been worked out a little and the team can actually run most of the offense as planned.
With Hunt’s season-ending injury, true freshman Eric Dungey is under center. What were your initial impressions of him versus Rhode Island last week (10-14, 114 yards and two touchdowns)? Also, what are your expectations of him for the rest of the season?