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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Wake Forest

Time for Trill 2: Electric Returnaloo?

Wake Forest v Syracuse Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

Freshly squeezed from the sub-basement level of TNIAAM HQ it’s the internet’s most ridiculous college football preview series- #FakeNunes. We’re going to keep previewing Syracuse Orange football games until you pay John to stop

Now onto this week’s game

Opponent: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Students: 5,225 or about the same number of injured Syracuse football players

The 2020 Fake Nunes Statistical Index (#FNSI)

We continue to look to innovate our analytics model so we here’s what the lab cooked up for this season.



It’s Halloween so if you’re going to break out the #AllOrangeEverything this is the time to do it because nothing says Fall Saturdays like All Pumpkin Everything.

Boston College v Syracuse Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images


In a perfect world, Wake would counter with their all-black look to really get in the Halloween spirit, but there’s probably a rule against that sort of fun so it’s probably white jerseys with white/gold/black pants.

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Rice Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse because being on theme is the way to go.

The distance traveled

Something new for this year is to dig through each roster and find the player from the furthest distance from the school. Not their hometown but where they played previous to enrollment. How is that relevant to a game prediction? Can you think of a better measure of “want-to” than measuring how far a player travels? For Syracuse the player is Maximilian Mang from Nuthetal Germany (3,930 miles) while Wake’s candidate is Jack Crane from Sammamish, WA (2,757 miles).

Advantage: Syracuse

Football Program Hashtag:

None vs #GoDeacs

Simple wins out over not even trying. I know this is a tough year but at least adopt #Ohana

Advantage: Wake

Alumni Wrestling Connection

If this was golf the Orange would have no chance, but it’s not so Wake’s left with absolutely nothing to contribute here. Amazing. Well since you asked for it, we’re going with Varsity Club Mike Rotunda this week. Representing Syracuse Rotunda won the NWA Television and Tag Team Titles during the late 80s.

Advantage: Syracuse

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

It’s another unexplainable weird Syracuse-Wake game. The Orange look to be headed for defeat when Dino Babers goes for it on 4th and 1 calling a reverse to Trill Williams who takes it the distance to narrow the Wake lead to 1. Dino doubles down and runs a Wildcat formation where Trill takes the snap and completes a jump pass to Aaron Hackett for the winning 2-pt conversion. TNIAAM game thread is overrun with calls to make Trill the full-time QB moving forward.