It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means... time for the blog that gives you the internet’s most ridiculous college football preview series- it’s #FakeNunes time. Can we keep finding ways to get #jokesandgarbage into a Syracuse Orange preview? You be the judge....
Now onto this week’s opponent
Opponent: North Carolina Tar Heels
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Students: 20,029 students who remember stories their grandparents told them about Armando Bacot
The 2023 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 FNSI staff won’t give up on their quest to bring back more tradition into today’s college game. Let’s see what they’ve got for this one
Two top journalism schools can battle for a relic of news reporting’s past. Want to make it a bit more personal, we can have the winner paint it in their school colors until the next meeting.
The True North Difference
In order to maintain our status as #CanadasCollegeTeam, each week we look at which team has more Canadian players on their roster.
UNC has a punter from Australia and a punter from Ireland, which is great, but not what we’re ranking here. Another win for the Orange’s Damien Alford and Max Perricone in this one.
Bringing back this one as we love to drop, some knowledge every now and then to help our loyal readers possibly win a trivia night. After all we are the Syracuse blog that loves you back and we take that seriously.
Peter Gammons vs Jayson Stark
It’s October which means some of you give more of your sports bandwidth to baseball, so we’re featuring two legendary baseball journalists. While they are most closely associated with Boston (Gammons) and Philadelphia (Stark), they developed their reporting chops at these two schools. Since the Phillies are in the MLB Playoffs, we give the edge to Stark.
Football Program Hashtag:
None vs #CarolinaFootball #UNCommon
You know what they say- if you have two hashtags, you have no hashtags.
The Official #FakeNunes Game Prediction
Two teams who have shown some offensive explosiveness in 2023. Drake Maye’s shown he’ll throw a pass left-handed, while Garrett Shrader’s shown he’ll throw his body into any opponent. Both offenses move the ball in the first half, but a second-half turnover halts the Orange momentum and allows some Maye Magic to keep the Heels undefeated.
Final Score: UNC 41, Syracuse 31