Syracuse QB Dungey exits game after getting poked in eye

Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey (2) goes airborne over the tackle of Florida State Seminoles defensive back Kyle Meyers (14) during the second quarter at the Carrier Dome.Photo Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey exited the game in the second quarter and did not return for the second half.

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit late in the second quarter of Saturdays 30-7 rout over Florida State and coach Dino Babers said he was removed due to blurred vistion.

Dungey exited the game and did not return for the second half after getting hurt.

While on a designed run, Dungey dove before Florida State defensive back Cyrus Fagan came in after play stopped and made contact. Fagan was whistled for a personal foul penalty while Dungey stayed on the turf for a few seconds.

After exiting, Dungey received medical attention on the sideline and attempted to jog back on the field shortly after the injury. Instead, the senior was pulled back and watched the rest of the second quarter from the sideline.

The team said he was getting medical attention and following the game Babers said Dungey sat out the second half because he was poked in the eye. Babers speculated that Dungey had blurred vision after possibly taking a thumb to his eye.

Dungey was replaced by redshirt freshman Tommy Devito, who completed 11 of 16 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown pass.

At the time of his injury, Syracuse held a 6-0 lead and Dungey completed 7 of 15 passes for 75 yards.

It was the second straight season that Dungey was injured in a game against Florida State.

Last season in Tallahassee, Dungey broke his right foot on the fourth play from scrimmage and sat out most of the first half before returning. He totaled 387 yards of offense and accounted for three touchdowns as Syracuse nearly pulled off the upset before falling 27-24.




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