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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Liberty

The last time we have to do this...hopefully

NCAA Football: Albany at Syracuse Rich Barnes-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 opponent

Opponent: Liberty Flames

Location: Lynchburg, Virginia. No not the Lynchburg that makes Jack Daniels which we all need to forget this series happened

Students: 45,370 students and about 13 of them actually graduate. Seriously

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.



The Orange threw us a curve ball last week with the white/orange/orange look. Will they go back to what won or change it up? Let’s guess that it will be white helmets, orange jerseys and white pants...just because

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


If Syracuse goes dark tops then we’d be looking for Liberty to go with the same look as last season.

NCAA Football: Liberty at Syracuse Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse because red wishes it was orange

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.

Lynchburg- Where the Rivers Meet: Avoca’s Summer Festival

2021 brings a new look and name to what used to be the Harvest Jubilee & Wine Festival. Where the Rivers Meet: Avoca’s Summer Festival is a farewell to summer celebration…it’s summer’s finale. This year we will have beer, cider, seltzer, wine, sangria and Halifax County’s Springfield Distillery.

There will be live music from local favorites Jodie Davis and Dave Owens and then Apple Butter Soul will hit the stage with their electrifying Jazz, Funk, and R&B music. There will be local artisan and craft vendors, and food by Tali’s and another one to be announced. Don’t forget to grab some goodies at the annual Avoca bake sale that day too.

Syracuse- Syracuse Food Truck Battle

Food trucks and music from Just Joe, Jess Novak, Mike Powell and Sophistafunk? Plus Jeff the Magic Man?!!

Advantage: Syracuse. Apple Butter Soul sounds good but did they have do a front flip in a lacrosse game?

Football Program Hashtag:

None vs #TougherTogether #RiseWithUs #EXPLO21VE #INFERNO22

Liberty’s got more hashtags than Hugh Freeze’s contact list has escort services

Advantage: Syracuse

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:

Sam Gregg looks like he’s the 9th grade global and JV basketball coach at your suburban high school

Mike Schmidt looks like he wouldn’t coach a game from a hospital bed but he might coach one while wearing a hospital gown and wheeling an IV behind him.

Advantage: Syracuse because those gowns are going to let the new Dome AC keep Schmidt nice and cool.

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

Liberty’s feeling themselves after last season and being on the cusp of a top 25 ranking. Hugh Freeze is sending Malik Willis clips to every USC booster he can find on Twitter and Syracuse seems to be in disarray. But it’s a Friday night in the Dome and weird things happen. This game turns into a defensive struggle that turns when the Orange make a play on special teams and Tommy DeVito finds Max Mang on a TE throwback. Syracuse sneaks out a win and we all pray to whichever deity we believe in that this is the last time these schools meet in the regular season.