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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Ohio

We’re back for another fall featuring fantastic foolery

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Duke James Guillory-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 find some creative ways to get #jokesandgarbage into a Syracuse Orange preview? You be the judge.

Now onto this week’s game...

Opponent: Ohio Bobcats

Location: This school is in Athens... no not Greece... no not even Georgia. It’s Athens Ohio.

Students: 15,201

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.



Based on what Ohio has announced it’s looking like the all-whites start things off for Syracuse this fall.

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Clemson Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports


Really appreciate this. Imagine being this considerate of your fans by announcing your looks in advance like this. So all-black for this weekend. Guess if you’re heading to a funeral....

Advantage: Ohio because they’ve taken the guess work out of this so that’s the deciding factor

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.

Athens- The 23rd Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled, educational community event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This all-weekend event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable foods, and a full line-up of presentations and activities that cover pawpaw growing, cooking, genetics, medical use and other topics related to sustainability. Special events at the festival include competitions for the best and biggest pawpaw, a pawpaw cook-off, a best pawpaw-related work of art and the ever-popular pawpaw-eating contest.

Syracuse- The Great New York State Fair

If you’re hitting the Fair this weekend you could see the likes of Uncle Kracker, Blues Traveler, AJR, YG or the all-day Funk Fest on Saturday. Pawpaws might taste good but do they top having a pizza frite and wine slushie while listening to John Popper wail on the harmonica?

Advantage: Syracuse

Football Program Hashtag:

None vs #OUohyeah

Really surprised Syracuse is coming back for another year without a program hashtag. I mean we have to give this one to a team borrowing a tagline from the Kool-Aid Man. That ain’t right.

Advantage: Ohio

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:

Allen Rudolph looks like the high school shop teacher who tells you that your cutting board is so bad that your grandmother won’t even use it.

Mike Schmidt looks like he’s going to give a great deal on a used SUV with no money down.

Advantage: Syracuse because great deals on SUV’s are better than insults

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

Tommy DeVito comes out and throws touchdowns on his first two pass attempts. The bad news is that one of those is a pick-6 but DeVito settles in after watching Garrett Shrader lead a field-goal drive. The Orange ground game finds second-half success and a blocked punt is the final push Syracuse needs to leave Athens with a nine-point victory.