Terrel Hunt had a career-best three touchdown runs and threw for another Saturday afternoon to help Syracuse defeat Central Michigan 40-3.
The quarterback -- ejected from the team's opener after throwing a punch at an opponent -- was 20 for 30 for 175 yards, including a 4-yard scoring pass to Brisly Estime in the second quarter that gave the Orange a 17-3 lead at intermission. He added 92 yards on 13 carries, including two short touchdown runs late in the third quarter that put the game out of reach.
Syracuse (2-0) gave up just 169 yards in the first three quarters, sacked Central Michigan (2-1) quarterback Cooper Rush five times and got two scoring plays from its defense.
Marqez Hodge returned a fumble 36 yards in the second quarter to give Syracuse the lead for good and Cameron Lynch forced Rush into an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone.
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