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. This week a classic rival returns to CNY for battle on the gridiron.
Opponent: Holy Cross Crusaders
Location: Worcester Massachusetts which isn’t where Worchester sauce originated but it is where the Pawtucket Red Sox will be calling home...excuse me a second while I vomit...anyway
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.
Syracuse wants to keep playing with their new combinations but was anyone really clamoring for this one?
Going with some on top. pic.twitter.com/Gibd268g4V— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) September 25, 2019
Purple is a regal color and the all-white road uniform makes Holy Cross look like Northwestern (minus the technology hating head coach)
Advantage: Holy Cross because it’s a cleaner look and you’d rather remind people of Northwestern than Illinois
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 Chris Gratuski. Just judging the beard game on this one folks means we think Edinger’s experience is the difference here
Advantage: Syracuse because we aren’t going against Edinger in this one
Football Program Hashtag:
#OITNF vs #GoCrossGo
Simple and easy to chant. We like that.
Advantage: Holy Cross
Pop Culture Alum: Each week we’ll compare alums who are relevant in pop culture
That’s correct. It’s a battle of two sports media members who spend a lot of time on opposite sides when it comes to opinions about Lebron James.
Advantage: Syracuse because Lebron’s made a career out of beating the Celtics so what’s one more loss for the Sports Guy
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 remains on hiatus, MrSU Football sent us another video to get ready for the game
There was no explanation given but maybe the metaphor here is that Syracuse Football shouldn’t worry about distractions or outside noise and that they should just keep driving forward??..I mean this is pretty deep for this #jokesandgarbage
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: 13! That’s right the Orange more than doubled the output from weeks 1-3 so let’s do that again this week.
The Sackacuse Tally tracking all QB sacks this season We are sitting at 11 after four games and let’s just go ahead and double this one on Saturday.
The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:
Something tells us that these Crusaders are going to be sent home unsuccessful from this journey west on I-90. The good news is that on the return trip they can stop at Roy Rogers and drown their sorrows in onion rings.