SYRACUSE, NY – South Brunswick’s own Dontae Strickland found the end zone again Saturday, helping the Syracuse Orange beat Central Michigan in overtime, 30-27 in the Carrier Dome.
Strickland, who logged his first rushing touchdown two weeks ago, took a dump off from quarterback Eric Dungey and bobbed and weaved his way 25 yards for the score in the second quarter of the tightly contested match.
Dungey suffered a helmet-to-helmet hit on the play and left the game.
Syracuse Head Coach Scott Shafer said that Dungey took “an upper body injury” during the play, but appeared to be okay following the game.
“Eric is doing okay; he’s got an upper body injury. He’s back there laughing and I feel good about where he’s at now,” Shafer told reporters. “We’ll just keep looking at how he’s progressing as we move forward.”
It is the first time since 1991 that the Orange started the season at 3-0.
For the freshman Strickland, it was his first reception for a score and the second time in two consecutive games that he took the ball over the goal line.
Highlight video including Strickland's score courtesy Cuse TV:
Strickland was a key part of the Vikings 2015 campaign, helping the team make the championship game against Manalapan.
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