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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs NC State

Gonna be rowdy in Raleigh for #ACCColorRush!!

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NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

That’s right, baby. It’s your boys (#FakeNunes) and we’re back to bring you the only weekly preview you didn’t know you needed, but actually do need because without it you wouldn’t be ready for a Syracuse Orange gameday.... or something like that. Oh and it’s going to be gameday even earlier this week with the Thursday night kickoff.

Opponent: N.C. State Wolfpack

Location: Raleigh, NC

Students: 36,000

The 2019 Fake Nunes Statistical Index (#FNSI)

Once again we bring you categories that no other preview will give you because that’s what we do best.


Didn’t think the #AllOrangeEverything look would debut for a road game but what better way to dress for a national broadcast. As much as we like the look we question this idea that the Orange comes out after the sun sets..

NC State is countering with an all-white look for their white out game and that mean’s it’s ACC Color Rush Thursday!!!

Advantage: Syracuse because usually the brighter and more ridiculous the color rush uniform the better

Strength & Conditioning Coach Last Man Standing Match:

Something new for this year is to compare the two S&C coaches and tell you which one would win a Last Man Standing match. This week it’s Sean Edinger against Dantonio Burdette in what might be the closest match so far this season.

Advantage: NC State because anyone who trained Aaron Donald and has the first name Dantonio doesn’t sound like someone you want to grapple with

NCAA Football: Louisville at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Football Program Hashtag:

#OITNF vs #1Pack1Goal

I mean by definition a pack is one so I mean that part is pretty redundant and what’s the one goal they have? Are they talking about winning the ACC? Getting to a bowl game?

Advantage: Push

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

John Tesh vs Andrew Taggart

The creator of Roundball Rock versus one-half of The Chainsmokers. Did you know that Tesh played soccer and lacrosse at NC State? That’s a bit more impressive than Taggert’s Syracuse playing career which consisted of house parties on Clarendon and Farm Acre Road.

Advantage: NC State because being married to Connie Sellecca and friends with Gil Gerard is like living the 80s dream.

Overly Optimistic SU Fan Prediction from MrSUFootball

Look folks, you predict 10 wins correctly and you absolutely get to return for a second season. I mean can any of you prove that @MrSUFootball wasn’t the reason that Syracuse won 10 games last year.

While his Four Downs of Reasoning still remains on hiatus, MrSU Football sent us another video to get ready for this week’s game with this caption “The part of Goldberg will be played this Thursday night by Alton Robinson

Well we shall see if strength in numbers can force the Wolfpack to retreat.

New for 2019

The Fist-Pump TD counter where we keep track of all of Syracuse’s offensive touchdowns on the season. Get the official t-shirt here and let’s hope we’ll turning the Dome into 40,000* fist-pumping maniacs

Current Fist Pump TD Counter: 18 Unlike blackjack we’re hitting on 18 here and hoping to definitely blow past 21.

The Sackacuse Tally tracking all QB sacks this season After a 5 sack performance against Holy Cross, the Orange D is up to 16 after five games.

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

This is a crucial game as the Orange embark on a stretch that can make or break the 2019 season. We think the group holds together to enable a late Andre Smzyt kick which sends them heading back to Syracuse with Wegmans’ subs and a two point victory.