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Syracuse Football Is Back For The 2017 Season

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By Peyton Zeigler SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Syracuse football team is looking to bounce back in their second year under Head Coach Dino Babers.

The Orange finished 4-8 last season in a tough schedule. This year will be no easier with a home game against the reigning national champs Clemson and away games at LSU, Miami, and Florida State. Nevertheless, the team is excited to get out, play and have fun.

“When we have fun, that’s when we have the most success,” junior quarterback Eric Dungey said.

Dungey ended last year with a shoulder and neck injury. He has not finished a complete season, but this year he wants to make smart choices that keep him healthy.

Coach Babers also said keeping the starters healthy is a key to being more successful this season. However, starting guard Aaron Roberts suffered a knee injury during summer conditioning. Babers said the team will have to shift things around to compensate.

“When someone goes down, someone else is going to have the opportunity to step up,” Babers said.

These next few weeks of practices will show who will replace Roberts and the potential this team could have this season.

The season begins at the Carrier Dome on Friday September 1st against Central Connecticut State.