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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Louisville

It’s going to be Syracuse Survivor Semifinal Saturday Suckaaaaaa

NCAA Football: Louisville 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 game day.... or something like that. After last week we got an influx of positivity so let’s look at the next opponent Syracuse faces in their 2019 Survivor Series mode.

Opponent: Louisville Cardinals

Location: Louisville, Ky.

Students: 22,471

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.


After last week’s performance the Orange should stay with The Manleyorian: Orange helmets, white jerseys and orange pants.

Syracuse v Duke Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Louisville could force the Orange to change if they went with this super-clean Muhammed Ali tribute look they wore earlier in the year.

NCAA Football: Boston College at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Of course Louisville has done some strange all-red and all-black looks so we hope at least one school gives us an early notice of what they’re doing because this could be a very aesthetically pleasing match-up.


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 Mike Sirignano who came with Scott Satterfield from Appalachian State. While you have to be impressed by the work Sirignano’s done to help get the Cardinals bowl eligible, the beard game is lacking.

Advantage: Edinger by a whisker or two

Football Program Hashtag:

#OITNF vs #GoCards

Devoted readers of this preview series should already know that simplicity is rewarded here.

Advantage: Louisville

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

Sue Grafton vs. George Saunders

The author of the “Alphabet Novels” takes on the award-winning writer from Syracuse because every now and then we want to sprinkle in some culture here.

Advantage: Louisville because awards don’t buy you Kentucky horse fams and California beach houses

Overly Optimistic SU Fan Prediction from MrSUFootball

The man who kicked off this Win Out manta @MrSUFootball is trying to bring all the good-luck charms out for the final games of the season.

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 “Semifinals. Win or go home. Get angry NOW!!!”


The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

This game is going to be full of big plays as both defenses gamble for turnovers. Sometime in the early 4th quarter a man in a white suit will appear in the end zone. Minutes later he’ll be joined by a black camaro and out will step Papa John and Neckbrace Bobby Petrino. As the entire stadium turns to look at the ghosts of Lousiville past, Scott Satterfield calls a fake punt and surprises the Orange and the Cardinals hold on to win 51-47.