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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Bye Week U

Rivalry Week!

NCAA Football: Boston College at Syracuse 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: Bye Week University Fightin’ Byes

Location: Syracuse, Indiana

Students: 4,444 students who can’t believe Tucker Shawn isn’t getting more Heisman buzz

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.



Look for the non-traditional Syracuse home look in this one because...

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

Bye U

The Fightin’ Byes got the old Cuse uniforms so they’ll enter the Dome in their signature Blue Bye Week U set

NCAA Football: Boston College at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Push. Syracuse has better uniforms but

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.

Syracuse, Indiana: Home for the Holidays Vendor Showcase

Take in all the splendor of the holiday season while you shop winter and everyday wares, décor and more! Come shop your favorite group of makers, pickers, and boutique owners!

Syracuse, NY: The Great New York State Model Train Show

The 46th edition of the Great New York State Model Train Fair returns to the New York State Fairgrounds Nov. 6 & 7, held this year in the new Exposition Center building. This is the largest model train show in New York State with 300 tables and 30+ operating layouts.

Advantage: Syracuse, Indiana because it’s time to start getting gifts for the Heisman candidates in your life

Football Program Hashtag:

None vs #ByeByeBye

They had us at the hashtag but when they pinned the AFC RIchmond dance number well we got a little emotional

Advantage: Bye Week U

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:

Willie Stargell looks like a guy from your hometown that everyone refers to as “Pops”

Mike Schmidt looks like he’s ready to play six softball games over Labor Day weekend

Advantage: Syracuse because mashing dingers is the true American pastime

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

This battle of Heisman hopefuls is sure to capture a lot of attention but watch for Shredder Garrett throwing the ball deep for the Fightin’ Byes. Can the Orange control his top receivers Jack Courtney and Al Damien? When Syracuse gets the ball Dino Babers is going to hope Sean Tucker can find running room against the duo of Jon Mikel and Wax Marlowe. It’s going to be a back and forth offensive explosion but look for the Orange to survive in the end.