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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Boston College

OrangeEagle supremacy could have been on the line but BC’s playin

NCAA Football: Boston College at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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 someone shuts down the internet

Now onto this week’s game

Opponent: Boston College Eagles

Location: Literally not Boston, Mass

Students: 9,639 students who put their Patriots hats away last Sunday and added #BillsMafia to their profile

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.



Halloween brought us what we expected so this week let’s say SU goes a bit off the normal home look with white helmets orange jerseys and white pants.

NCAA Football: Western Michigan at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports


Should be the traditional road uniform for BC. Remember when the Eagles wore Russell Athletic uniforms?

NCAA Football: Boston College at Clemson Josh Morgan-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: BC because traditional rivals deserve traditional uniforms

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 Aidan Livingston from Huntington Beach, CA (2,984 miles).

Advantage: Syracuse

Football Program Hashtag:

None vs #ForBoston (#GetIn)

Look no one in Boston cares about BC Football so using that over #GetIn is dumb. The latter fits perfect for a new staff trying to gain momentum and plays off Clemson’s #AllIn....still better than nothing

Advantage: Boston College

Alumni Wrestling Connection

As much as we love Mike Rotunda/IRS/Michael Wallstreet around here he can’t compare this week. BC brings former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and current Raw Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston to the battle ba-beeeeee.

Advantage: Boston College

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

Despite everyone telling you he would, Rex Culpepper starts and several people start a GoFundMe to cover Dino Babers moving expenses. David Bailey starts off running from defenders like he was on a Cape Cod rotary but a defensive touchdown from Syracuse followed by a long Culpepper throw to Anthony Queeley has commenters vowing to name their unborn sons Rex. JaCobian Morgan comes in and leads the Orange on a late drive culminated by a 43 yard Andre Szymt field goal in the final minute and Syracuse loses 31-20