Bye Week; Teams I’d Love To See Lose

I’ll Drink To That

Being a bye week, there’s little the Broncos can do to improve in the polling. However, overwhelming defeats of teams ranked near them can help immensely.

Pollsters are human—well almost. They vote with a degree of rational and reason heavily influenced by booze and bias. Last Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma State means the pollster will have to think more than usual and drink less.

Incidentally, I’m working on a drink called the Bronco Bourbon Blaster—guaranteed, designed to achieve first place votes for Boise State.

Living nothing for the defeat of teams in the way of your team is depraved thinking. It reveals a serious flaw in my cognition—you too? Okay, you’re in the right place.

Grab your drink of choice and let’s dive into my bucket of slime containing the games likely to aid the Broncos.

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My Slime Bucket Games

First off, a Florida Atlantic upset of UCF would be nice. Thus, placing UCF behind the Broncos because the Boise lost to a better team.

Next, Nebraska faces number 19 Michigan. It’s about time for the Cornhuskers to overachieve. The Badgers head coach, Jim Harbaugh, coaches his players so tight they often choke.

An obvious one, Texas A&M will be handed their second loss of the season after they play number one Alabama. The Aggies will stand 2 and 2 and out of the top 25. At this point in the season, it’s difficult to support a two-loss team—unless you’re from Texas and I understand that.

Finally, number seven Stanford should beat 20th ranked Oregon. How far that will push them down, who knows? But greatly help the Broncos.

Here’s something to mull over; Wisconsin dropped to 18th after an upset by BYU. They travel to Iowa this week to play the 3 and 0 Hawkeyes. Iowa will likely go 4 and 0, dropping the Badgers from the top 25. That said, it might move Hawkeyes around Boise.

Anyway, those are the games and teams in my bucket of slime.

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About Kenton Lewis

Kenton Lewis
Kenton lives in Boise. He is the former publisher of the Boise State sports site, Smurf Turf; writing exclusively about Broncos football and basketball. He is also a novelist and short story writer.

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