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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs Clemson

A Homecoming game against the defending champs..Can’t Wait!

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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. Anyway after last week we all need to tap into the Power of Positivity because look who’s coming to town

Opponent: Clemson Tigers

Location: They reside inside Paul Finebaum and the SEC’s heads.....but physically Clemson, SC

Students: 24,951

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.


The debut of the new traditional blue home uniform or orange for the Orange Out or white for the student section White Out? Wait what...where did the white come from???

If Syracuse doesn’t wear white, then Clemson will probably be in their standard road uniform.

NCAA Football: College Football Playoff National Championship-Clemson vs Alabama Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Clemson because we’re not sure we can trust Syracuse to just wear Orange for a primetime Orange Out game

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 Joey Batson. Batson doesn’t look like a guy you want to get in close quarters with but if Edinger can stay on the outside he could wear him down.

Advantage: We’ll give Edinger a slight edge since it’ll be pretty humid inside the Dome this weekend

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

Football Program Hashtag:


You win a title and you can keep a hashtag for a second year especially when the message is pretty relevant to the sacrifices needed to win a title

Advantage: Clemson

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

James Michael Tyler vs Heather Dubrow

If we told you we were pairing Gunther from Friends against one of the Real Housewives of Orange County, could you guess which school each was from? No despite his glum demeanor and obsession with a wealthy girl from Long Island Gunther is played by a Clemson alum. We hope John is proud of our choice of a RHOOC cast member to rep the Orange this week.

Advantage: Clemson because even after the Netflix run ends, James will be cashing those Friends checks for a long time.

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.

Well when we asked for his Four Downs of Reasoning for this week, MrSU Football sent us this in response

The hay is never in the barn, but you’ll find a pulley and some heavy boulders to get you pumped for this week’s game.

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 49,000 fist-pumping maniacs

Current Fist Pump TD Counter: 6

The Sackacuse Tally tracking all QB sacks this season We are sitting at 9 after two games and still on pace to top last year’s total.

Camping World Bowl - West Virginia v Syracuse Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

After last week many are expecting this to be another blowout loss for the Orange. The really #loyalidiots are reminding everyone that Syracuse was the last team to beat Clemson. We think it’s going to be close but Clemson ends up winning by something like 34-23