Sep 7, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats wide receiver Kyle Prater (21) is hit by Syracuse Orange safety Ritchy Desir (6) and safety Durell Eskridge (3) during the fourth quarter at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse will have S Durell Eskridge, RB Prince-Tyson Gulley back for FSU Saturday


The Syracuse Orange need just one more win to become bowl eligible in the first season in the ACC, which may come as a surprise to some, especially after an 0-2 start.

Since then, the Orange have won five of seven games, including two in a row despite suffering some injury trouble.

Safety Durell Eskridge hasn’t missed a game since the opener against Penn State, but both he and running back Prince-Tyson Gulley were injured and missed the second half of Syracuse’s victory

According to Nate Mink of Syracuse.com, both players will be back Saturday.

Eskridge was held out for precautionary reasons three days after missing the second half of Saturday’s game at Maryland because of an upper-body injury, but defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said he will be “ready to play” this weekend at FSU.

“He just watched,” Bullough said.

Gulley, an integral part of the SU offense, sat out the majority of last week’s victory at Maryland because of an ankle sprain, but fully participated in Tuesday’s practice, left guard Rob Trudo said.

“He looked like the same old Prince,” Trudo said.

Eskridge, a sophomore from Miami, has 56 tackles and three interceptions. Gulley has 440 yards and four touchdowns on 78 carries.

The Orange and Florida State Seminoles will kickoff at 3:30 pm EST on either ABC or ESPN2.

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