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#FakeNunes previews Syracuse vs. Florida State

Can the Orange win their 1st game in Doak Campbell Stadium?

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Florida State Glenn Beil-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: Florida State Seminoles

Location: Tallahassee, Fla. home of one of the best marching bands in the land. No, not FSU’s

Students: 32,072 students who cannot wait for basketball season to start.

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 last time Syracuse went to FSU they wore orange/white/blue. For this late afternoon game we’ll guess it’ll be orange/white/orange on the road.

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Duke James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State

The Seminoles home set is one of the iconic looks in college football which is why we suspect Mike Norvell will go with an alternate to change up the “mojo”.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Florida State Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Advantage: Syracuse because they’ve learned it’s best to stay as traditional as possible

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.

Tallahassee- Oktoberfest at Growler Country

It’s about time to usher in yet another Oktoberfest here at Growler Country! We’ve already collected 14 of the best Oktoberfest-style beers like Marzens, Doppelbocks, Weizens, and more. All day event that never disappoints!

Syracuse- The Causeway Giants at Middle Ages Brewing

Zac Brown might have had to cancel his show but you can still catch good live music and cold beer on Saturday.

Advantage: Florida State because it’s October

Football Program Hashtag:

None vs #NoleFamily and #KeepCLIMBing

First one’s fine but when you’re 0-4 probably not a good idea to remind people you’re in the cellar.

Advantage: Florida State

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:

Alex Atkins looks like a guy who will take offense to #jokesandgarbage like this;

Mike Schmidt looks like he just came to your table to make sure your dinner is what you ordered and that’s happy to get you anything you need to make this an enjoyable evening.

Advantage: Syracuse because who doesn’t want an enjoyable dining experience

The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction:

Syracuse is on a high while the Seminoles are in the Bottom 10. Of course this means the Orange are expected to lose and we’ve been conditioned to believe that is true. Dino Babers pulls a wildcard and starts Sean Tucker at quarterback and place kicker. We’re all stunned but Dino explains that he’s just cutting out the middle man in this offense and proving his back is ready to wear 44. Tucker carries 55 times on the day but it’s not enough as the Seminoles take a 47-44 win in overtime when Tucker’s field goal attempt hits the upright and bounces wide.