Teams I’d Love To See Win

Last Week, Not So Good

Okay, I didn’t do so well last week but when you’re picking upsets you take what you can get.

Here’s what happened. Stanford lost to UCF. Next, Iowa squeaked past Iowa State. And as I predicted the Cougars would win—the only problem, it was the wrong Cougars.

I Need Help

As a result, Sunday I called my therapist. Okay, it’s a friend who knows a therapist. Okay, it’s a friend who used to go to a therapist. It was called Joe’s Therapy—first three visits free.

Anyway, he told me my approach is negative. Rather than picking teams to lose, I should pick teams to win. Therefore I’m trying it and hope it makes a difference.

That’s Joe’s Therapy. Mention where you got the referral and I get a box of bubble wrap.

Help From Unexpected Sources

Here’s some I missed last week. Number 21 Maryland lost a close one to Temple. I thought there was no way. The same with Michigan State. Arizona State beat them 10 – 7.

Now let’s pick my upset winners who can help the Broncos move up a couple more spots in the polls.

My Winners (I’m already feeling positive.)

The first is Auburn at 8th over 17th Texas A&M. That’s not an upset but a two-loss Aggie team can’t remain above the Broncos.

Pitt has one win and two losses. They lost only 17 – 10 to Penn State. Pitt always has an upset up their sleeve. So here’s to picking and hoping the Panthers beat UCF. That would be big!

Stanford couldn’t pull off the upset against UCF last week, However, this week they face 16th Oregon. This is a conference game. The Green Trees will be a more motivated team. Thus, Stanford over the Ducks. Put that in your soup and quackers.

Unranked and 3 and 0 Oklahoma State will be hosted by 12th ranked Texas. Texas is at 2 and 1. A cowboy win pushes them from the top 25.

Man! UCLA can’t be that bad and Washington State can’t be that good. It’s about time the Bruins wax their boards and ride a wave to victory. (Pretty good southern California reference?)

Anyway, that’s it. If all happens as planned, including a BSU win over Air Force, the Broncos may be solidly ranked in the mid-teens.


About 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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