Who is the Player to Watch on Each of Miami Hurricanes 2017 Opponents?

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 08: Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt tries to calm the fans after throwing debris on the field during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium on October 8, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Syracuse October 21

After 13 days in between Toledo and Georgia Tech, the Hurricanes will have nine days off between the Yellow Jackets and Syracuse. The Orange are heading into their second season under Dion Babers. The ‘Cuse finished 4-8 last year.

Syracuse Quarterback Eric Dungey only played in nine games last season. He suffered a season ending injury in November. He still produced 2,679 yards 15 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. Dungey is a dual-threat at QB. He also ran for 293 yards and six touchdowns.

Dungey is a dangerous quarterback. He finished third in the ACC last season in total offense. Only Lamar Jackson and Deshawn Watson were ahead of him. The Orange signal caller averaged over 330 yards of offense per game.

Dungey was selected as the third quarterback on the 2017 preseason  All-ACC team. Only Punter Sterling Hofrichter who barely missed out on being the ACC’s first-team Punter earned higher status for an Orange player heading into the 2017 season.

Dungey had two outstanding receivers last season and he gets one back. Erwin Phillips was second on Syracuse with 90 receptions for 822 yards and six touchdowns last season. With leading receiver Amba Etta-Tawo gone, Phillips is a strong candidate to be among the leading receivers in the country this season.

Dungey and Phillips are one of the leading returning duos in the ACC and nationally. They are a part of an up tempo Syracuse offense. The Orange finished third in the ACC in total plays last season and second in passing yards.

Dino Babers offense will be a good test for the rebuilt Miami  Hurricanes secondary.