Show us your picks: Week 5
LARAMIE -- Well, Wyoming finally ended up in the loss column. They fell to Tulsa, 24-21.
Kasey Orr actually picked the right score -- wrong team.
We all had a rough week when it came to picks last week. Who in the world thought Arkansas would fall apart at home and lose to San Jose State of all teams? That was a brutal loss for the Razorbacks.
USC upset Utah. Only Emilee O'Brien, Orr and I thought that would happen. I must admit, I was hoping more for that than banking on it. Old habits die hard.
We all whiffed on the Pokes game, aside from Casey Dearcorn. He thought the Golden Hurricane would find a way, 34-28. None of us pegged California for the upset at Ole Miss either.
Our former Wyoming great Patrick Chukwurah, finished .500, and guest picker, Ryan Carpenter, finished a game up thanks to picking Auburn over Texas A&M
Here are last week’s standings:
Ryan Carpenter: 8-6
Patrick Chukwurah: 7-7
Here are the overall standings:
This week, we are joined by the "Manimal," Jeff Boyle, who played on the defensive line for the Pokes from 1997-2000. He was a beast in the middle, terrorizing opposing quarterbacks during the Dana Dimel and Vic Koenning era.
Boyle currently lives in the Kansas City area. This summer he was back in Laramie and purchased a locker. No. 92, I presume.
I had the pleasure of having a few cocktails with Boyle this summer in Cheyenne. He is still a mountain of a man.
My favorite Boyle memory is watching him sling Colorado State lineman around in the mud during the "smoke game" in Fort Collins in 1998. He was all over them all night long. I recall not being able to see his jersey number because he was caked head to toe in mud.
That was one of the funnest games I have ever been to. That says a lot.
Our guest picker, once again accidentally a close friend that I have known for years, is Shannon Stephens. I know, I know ... what a coincidence. I promise these people are randomly picked.
Stephens lives in northern Colorado and is a Cheyenne native. Her father, Tim Stephens, drove the Cowboys' equipment truck around the nation for more than a decade.
Here are this week's picks: