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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Duke

Who wears more blue on Saturday- the Orange or the Blue Devils?

Duke v Syracuse Photo by Brett Carlsen/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 game day.... or something like that. We’re struggling to maintain the power of positivity but this isn’t any regular season game. Nope, Syracuse has entererd Survivor Series mode where they have to win out to maintain any bowl hopes so let’s get on to the preview.

Opponent: Duke Blue Devils

Location: Durham, N.C.

Students: 15,892

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.


It’s the first afternoon to evening road game for the Orange this year so will celebrate the launch of Disney+ with The Manleyorian: Orange helmets, white jerseys and orange pants so slightly different than this combination and the all-white Stormtrooper look.

Syracuse v Florida State Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images


The Blue Devils wore this combo last week against Notre Dame and we expect something similar

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 09 Notre Dame at Duke Photo by Michael Berg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Advantage:Push. These schools do a much better job with basketball uniforms these days

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 Noel Durfey and well this doesn’t seem like much of a battle

Advantage: Edinger

Football Program Hashtag:

#OITNF vs #GoDuke

Duke’s profile lists #BullCityProud (pretty good) and #DukeGang (terrible) but it looks like the hashtag is simple #GoDuke. Good thing too because this is what we think of when we hear #DukeGang

Advantage: Duke because we don’t want any trouble with Pete Gas

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

Ken Jeong vs. John C. McGinley

A physician turned comedian battles a comedian who played a physician.

Advantage: Syracuse because Dr. Cox would do a much better job guessing contestants on The Masked Singer

Overly Optimistic SU Fan Prediction from MrSUFootball

If you see hear some screaming about “Semi-Finals Baby!” on Saturday evening that’s just @MrSUFootball celebrating the Orange advancing from the Quarterfinal game.

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 “Survive and ADVANCE!!!”

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

This game is going to back and forth and as it looks like Syracuse is about to score late Moe Neal gets called for charging leading Dino Babers to sprint off the sideline tearing off his hat and polo shirt. Syracuse doesn’t win the game but that exchange inspires hundreds of Orange fans to renew their season tickets