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Stock up/Stock down: Jordan Fredericks impresses against Rhode Island

first_img Published on September 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Judging by the scoreboard, Syracuse’s 47-0 season-opening win over Rhode Island couldn’t have gone any better. But as SU’s rotation of players continues to be sorted out in the early part of the season, two key developments occurred on Friday night.Stock UpJordan Fredericks, freshman running backWith Devante McFarlane on the sideline and the Orange opening up an early lead, Fredericks received significant playing time behind junior George Morris. Two-thirds of the way through the first quarter, Fredericks took his first collegiate handoff for 31 yards, SU’s longest run of the game, immediately putting Syracuse in field-goal range. With a 14-0 lead to start the second quarter, Fredericks racked up 32 yards on five runs during a 13-play, 76-yard drive that ended with a field goal.On Wednesday, head coach Scott Shafer said Fredericks was ready to play and the freshman proved Shafer right with 103 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.“(Fredericks) knows the offense inside out,” Shafer said on Wednesday. “He’s got good football IQ. Like a lot of our freshmen, we have a lot of smart kids on this team that pick things up quicker than a lot of freshmen do and Jordan’s one of those guys.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStock DownAustin Wilson, sophomore quarterbackWith starting quarterback Terrel Hunt sustaining a season-ending injury just seven minutes into the game, the Orange had to turn to backup freshman quarterback Eric Dungey. Third-string sophomore quarterback Austin Wilson got in during the fourth quarter and perhaps the quarterback battle could have heated up with a strong performance, but Wilson didn’t complete his only pass attempt. Meanwhile, Dungey went 10-for-17 for 114 yards and two touchdowns.Immediately after the game, a reporter asked SU offensive coordinator Tim Lester if Dungey would “definitely” be the starter if Hunt is out for more games. Lester said yes, which bodes poorly for Wilson after losing the backup spot to a true freshman.“I mean, (Dungey) played well and he showed it in camp,” Lester said. “He had the second best numbers and the guy with the second best numbers is the guy you’re playing. So, unless something crazy happens, he’ll be the guy, if Terrel is out any more.” Commentslast_img read more

Strong Tipperary representation on Irish amateur squad.

first_imgTipperary is well represented on the Republic of Ireland Amateur squad to face the USA Colleges side next March.St Michael’s of Tipperary Town have four players involved – Aaron Wall, Paul Breen, Christopher Higgins and Jimmy Carr.The other two players from Tipp are Clonmel Town’s Evan Comerford and Lee Grace of Carrick United. The game against the US Colleges side is set for Saturday March 24th in Dublin.last_img