Previous year in Tallahassee, Dungey suffered a broken right foot on the Orange's fourth play from scrimmage, sat out most of the first half, and returned to almost lead Syracuse to an upset.
Orange starting quarterback Eric Dungey was injured late in the second quarter.
Florida State went 70 yards in eight plays and were almost stopped inside the 'Cuse five yardline, but a pass interference call at the front of the end zone off a dropped pass on fourth down gave the Noles a fresh set of downs, and Francois finished the drive with his legs to make it 23-7.
After entering the game in relief in the second half, DeVito went 11-of-16 for 144 yards and a touchdown.
DeVito had completions of 33 yards to Jamal Custis and hit Pierce with a swing pass for 22 more before scoring his first career touchdown on a keeper up the middle midway through the third quarter.
The first scoring drive came with the second 'Cuse drive of the second half, as the Orange went 64 yards in nine plays and was capped off by a DeVito three-yard rush to give Syracuse a 13-0 lead. FSU had not allowed a point in the third quarter and just 10 second-half points in splitting the first two games against then-No. It was blown out by Virginia Tech in its season opener and barely managed to beat FCS member Samford at home last week. FSU finished with just 62 yards rushing. Cam Akers led the Seminoles on the ground with 52 yards on 10 carries. Florida State really struggled with this, as quarterback Deondre Francois found little room to run or anyone to actually catch the football.
The Seminoles failed to find any momentum offensively.
Syracuse: The Orange are unbeaten and seem poised to finally break out of the rut that has seen them finish 4-8 three straight times.