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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Albany

We preview the Inaugural Governor Hochul Cup

Rutgers v Syracuse Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images

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 for the Inaugural Governor Hochul Cup

Opponent: Albany Great Danes

Location: Albany, NY -it’s like Syracuse but without a winning AHL team

Students: 13,434

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.



We know that Clemson will be an Orange Out so let’s assume it’s the classic uniform for the second week in a row.

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


The Great Danes should head west on I-90 with this road look packed in their equipment trunks.

Advantage: Albany because Melo’s book came out this week and he’s in purple and gold this year.

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.

Albany- PearlPalooza

Downtown Albany’s biggest all-day FREE music festival back! The all-ages festival, featuring a diverse lineup of locally-and internationally-acclaimed performers, returns to North Pearl Street for its 12th year. Jam to live music, play in a cornhole tournament, find your zen at Yogapalooza and grab a bite to eat from local vendors in the heart of downtown Albany!

Syracuse- Syracuse Gun Show

No, this doesn’t mean Delone Carter’s back in town. It was either this or Louis CK’s show and we’re not touching that one #phrasing

Advantage: Albany because who passes on an opportunity to see Slothrust perform an outdoor show

Football Program Hashtag:

None vs #BeGreat #WinTheDay

This looks like something that Dad who wrote his daughter notes every day on her lunch bag would use. As we like to say around here, “If you have two hashtags, you have none”

Advantage: Albany because while what we said was true we reward effort here in the FNSI offices

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:

Jim Sweeney looks like he’s going to ask you one last time to back up and stop yelling or he’s going to grab your ear and toss you out of his bar.

Mike Schmidt looks like he can offer you the lowest rates when you bundle your home and auto insurance with him.

Advantage: Syracuse because who doesn’t like saving money.

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

Boy did we whiff on last week being an exciting, high-scoring game so let’s try and do better this week.

Syracuse opens up by answering the call to play one quarterback by putting three of them on the field for the first offensive snap. With DeVito and Morgan lined up along the sideline and Shrader under center the Dome crowd isn’t sure what to expect. That anticipation is dulled by a handoff to Sean Tucker but when he goes 71 yards for a touchdown no one seems to mind. After that brief bit of interest the game turns into a one-sided affair where Syracuse reverts to the running game to claim a 38-7 win.