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#FakeNunes Preview: Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles

We don’t want to hear that chant all afternoon long..please no

NCAA Football: Wagner at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a new era for the #FakeNunes previews. We’ll do our best to deliver the types of Syracuse Orange #jokesandgarbage you’ve come to expect from TNIAAM.

Opponent: Florida State Seminoles (1-1, 0-1)

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Students: 41,900

The 2018 Fake Nunes Statistical Index (#FNSI)

We’ve come up with some new categories this year because if we’ve learned anything from the NCAA this summer it’s to create a metric you own the rights to and no one knows how you calculate the formulas.


We expected to see Syracuse wear orange helmets and pants with the blue jerseys last week and they did so. What will the Orange this week for the nationally-televised game? We’re hoping we stick to the script for another week. Meanhile, Florida State already said they are wearing these on Saturday

Advantage: Syracuse if they wear the same unis as last week, if there’s any platinum this switches to FSU quickly

NCAA Football Playability:

We still think operating Eric Dungey in the spread would give you lots of video game enjoyment (and Heisman points)....however the big name programs always get a bump and Cam Akers would probably be one of those running backs that you can’t catch in the open field. Advantage: Florida State

Football Program Hashtag:

#OITNF vs #DoSomething I mean the FSU one is very appropriate so far this season but that’s not really the message you should be sending. Advantage: Syracuse

Pop Culture Alum: Each week we’ll compare alums who are relevant in pop culture

Burt Reynolds vs No one

Look if you’ve got a problem with this then you need to turn off your computer and fire up the original “Longest Yard” and then follow it up with a viewing of “Cannonball Run” Advantage: Florida State

Boston College v Florida State Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images

Overly Optimistic SU Fan Prediction from @MrSUFootball

We’re tired of all your #honoryourcontract and #disloyalidiot comments so each week the most optimistic Syracuse Football fan we know gives you his predictions. Current Prediction Record (2-0)

Syracuse 37 FSU 6

Here are my four downs of reasoning:

1) cuse d line v FSU o line.... the greatest defensive line in the acc will show why Saturday, as we live in their backfield and record at least 7 sacks. 2

2) Eric Dungey’s Heisman moment, at the heisman ceremony in December we will look back on this game as the moment Eric won the heisman. Reel after reel of him jumping over Florida state defenders into the end zone and flexing on everyone. Grape soda Sales at Tops on Sunday are going to be remarkable.

3) Dino’s revenge v Taggert... a couple years ago taggert came into the dome with with USF and beat us. Dino has had a taggert dart board in his Man cave the last few years waiting for another crack at him. He’s got it and expect us to not kneel and run out the clock but score a td in the closing second with taggert doing his best Scott shafer impression yelling across the field. Sorry willie.

4) Dome foam- nothing better then heavy amounts of dome foam at noon on a Saturday which then makes you buy the driest pretzel in the country at half time. As you down the pretzel you choke in excitement as the game is going so well for Syracuse or because there isn’t enough saliva in your mouth to help you swallow the thing. Keep believing Syracuse.

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Jalen Ramsey tells us about the opponents’ QB

If you thought Jalen would keep his opinions to NFL QBs, we’re happy to announce that we got him to speak about SU’s 2018 opponents.

“Now that Jimbo’s gone Deondre Francois will shine. He might have started the season slow but once he settles in, he’ll be in NYC for the Heisman presentation.”

Victory Cigar Meter

1/10. Willie Taggert’s just trying to get FSU moving in the right direction. He’s not concerned about what’s happening on the Syracuse sideline.

Babers Viral Post-Game Locker Room Speech Meter

8/10. Nationally-televised game against a big-name opponent presents an opportunity for Babers to cash in on the spotlight. This Seminoles team might not be CFP contenders but a win would certainly get some eyes focused on Syracuse. Dino knows how to maximize the exposure so he’ll probably have something keyed up.


Confidence seems to be sky high in the 315. It’s weird how so many people were disappointed after Western Michigan are now excited after beating Wagner?? We’ve seen this story before (remember Maryland leading into Doc Gross’ NYC Gameday Dream) and that’s why in the end this is one of those excruciating Syracuse close losses. Aguayo IV kicks the game winner from 49 in the final seconds.