No. 13Syra­cuse ona roll

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Sports - By John Kekis

Babers, the Orange are 1-0 in Novem­ber, the month that has been their Achilles’ heel, mainly be­cause of in­juries. In­stead of reel­ing — Syra­cuse was 1-11 in Novem­ber the pre­vi­ous three years — the Orange are on a roll with three straight ACC wins, in­clud­ing two in a row with­out a turnover, and know they’ll fin­ish the reg­u­lar sea­son with­aw­in­ning record. They went 4-8 twice un­der Babers and once un­der for­mer coach Scott Shafer.

The win over Wake For­est snapped the Orange’s eight-game con­fer­ence los­ing streak.

“It’s a huge thing. Win­ning on the road is a huge ac­com­plish­ment for us,” quar­ter­back Eric Dungey said. “Hope­fully, it’s the first of four (Novem­ber­wins). Ev­ery­one’s to­gether. I think it’s just ev­ery­body re­ally bought in. The past cou­ple of years we’ve been through a lot.”

Babers at­tributes much of the team’s good for­tune to a change in the way he’s ap­proached the sea­son, and it started in spring ball.

“I took a lot of plan­ning into try­ing my best to make sure this team came to Novem­ber healthy. We changed up a lot of stuff,” Babers said Mon­day. “We did not do things ex­actly the same. That’s the def­i­ni­tion of in­san­ity. “I wasn’t sure if those things



Syra­cuse’s Eric Dungey (2) looks to pass against Wake For­est in the first half of an NCAA col­lege foot­ball game in Charlotte, N.C., last Satur­day.

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