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The Kiwi Killer is inside the Dome on Friday night

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 06 Syracuse at Pitt Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

Opponent: Pittsburgh Panthers

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Students: 33,341

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.


Are we going to see the traditional home Orange-Blue-Orange for Family Weekend? If Syracuse wants to see how to go back to a true traditional look they just need to glance across the Dome.

Pitt finally made the call to go back to the Script and a better shade of blue and we suspect this will be their road uniform on Friday.

Advantage: Pitt because if you want to go back to a traditional uniform just go all-in on it (Glares at Syracuse Basketball)

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 Dave Andrews who was a tight end on a national championship team at Ohio State and is now in charge of locking the gates.

Advantage: Pitt because like last week Andrews is also someone who trains Aaron Donald and well we can’t argue with those results.

Holy Cross v Syracuse
Pretty sure Edinger’s not happy with this week’s choice
Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Football Program Hashtag:

#OITNF vs #H2P and #LocktheGates

With Syracuse’s offense struggling we again point out the problem with sticking with a hashtag beyond it’s shelf life. Hail 2 Pitt would have been the winner but then we noticed Narduzzi borrowed that old Shafer “Lock the Gates” nonsense

Advantage: Syracuse because you can’t steal some old trademark from a guy you tried to kill

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

Dick Clark vs Fred Rogers

We’ve got the master of ceremonies for the biggest party of the year up against the man who taught lifelong lessons to kids through their television sets every morning on PBS.

Advantage: Yinz don’t gaht two movies abaht Mister Clark, now do ya? Mister Rahgers wins this one.

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 “Trishton Jackson is ready to be King now”

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: 19 Summer might be over but there’s still time to get the final tan of the year

The Sackacuse Tally tracking all QB sacks this season. The Orange D is up to 20 after six games which is good, but this total shouldn’t be higher than the TD’s at this point in the yer.

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

As the resident Pittsburgh-adjacent person on this blog, I am honor bound by the fries on my Primantis to remind everyone that Pitt has won 12 of the last 15 meetings. I’m honor bound by the three rivers converging in dahntahn to also remind everyone that Pitt’s defense is very solid, even good! The #FNSI clearly sees Pitt with the edge here, but there’s a thing you forgot: Pittsburgh football teams must ALWAYS have a weird road loss on their season before November. Syracuse 10, Pitt 9.