Syracuse soars in home finale
Dungey, Neal have big games vs. Louisville to go unbeaten at Dome
Moe Neal rushed for a careerbest 159 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Eric Dungey ran for two more scores and passed for another, and No. 13 Syracuse took advantage of five Louisville miscues to rout the Cardinals 54-23 on Friday night.
The Orange (8-2, 5-2 ACC, No. 13 CFP) scored 27 points off five errors for Louisville (2-8, 0-7 ACC), rushed for 292 yards and accumulated 518 yards of total offense. Syracuse finished the season unbeaten in six games in the Carrier Dome for the fourth time since the building opened in 1980.
The Cardinals were penalized 17 times for 125 yards, and Syracuse picked off two Louisville passes. Louisville also lost two fumbles and their quarterbacks, under pressure most of the game, were sacked five times.
The win sets up a showdown for the Orange next Saturday against No. 3 Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium.
Syracuse has scored 50 or more points in five games this season and tallied 30 points in the second quarter alone to put the game out of reach.
Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, top, ran for two touchdowns and passed for another in his team’s blowout victory over Louisville on Friday.