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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Clemson

If you have an Orange Out against a team in orange does it become an Orange In?

NCAA Football: Clemson at Syracuse
“He said he wants his team to get 250 yards a NFL game”
Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means... time for the blog that gave you the internet’s most ridiculous college football preview series- it’s #FakeNunes time. Have we found some creative ways to get #jokesandgarbage into a Syracuse Orange preview? You be the judge.

Now onto this week’s opponent

Opponent: Clemson Tigers

Location: Clemson, SC

Students: 19.564 students who think Clemson is a softball school

The 2021 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 an Orange Out so we’d expect the orange jerseys/pants at least...but we’ve been wrong most of the year.

NCAA Football: Albany at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports


White jerseys and they could go white pants but Dabo being Dabo will probably go orange helmet and pants and convince himself that the Orange Out is for him

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

Advantage: Syracuse because Dabo’s too scared to make this an Orange-Purple color rush game

Weekend event in town:

We recognize that some of you might need something else to do to celebrate a win or forget a loss, so we’re picking one community event from each city and determining which is more fun.

Clemson: Clemson Community Play Day

The US Play Coalition and Clemson Parks and Rec are teaming up again for our 7th annual Clemson Community Play Day! Join us for inflatables, games, crafts, photo ops and more!!!

Syracuse: Syracuse Reptile Expo

Syracuse Reptile and Exotic Animal Showcase will have over 80 tables of animals and pet supplies, plus live exotic animal education by The Mini Ark!

Advantage: Clemson because inflatables > reptiles

Football Program Hashtag:

None vs #AllIn

I am not pleased with the performance of the Syracuse social media program

Advantage: Clemson

Offensive Line Coach Looks Like:

Fans of the LeBatard Show might know this game, it’s where we guess what is the best description for each team’s offensive line coach. This week’s match-up:

Robbie Caldwell looks like the guy who promises to get you the most money back from your tax filing.

Mike Schmidt looks like he’ll make the insurance company pay for your pain and suffering

Advantage: Syracuse because insurance companies should pay for your pain

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

Friday night games in the Dome often get weird. We’ve already seen Syracuse pull off one upset so can they make it two? It’s already to think that the Orange have the better offense of the two teams but with an extra week to prepare we expect Clemson to force Syracuse to throw the ball....what Clemson doesn’t expect is the Chris Elmore throwback pass to Garrett Shrader in the fourth quarter. Shrader walks into the end zone and Syracuse completes a successful two-point conversion to escape with an 11-10 victory