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National writers have a surprising amount of confidence going into the Boise State game

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

After losing to Eastern it would be easy to give up hope on this football team. And to be completely honest, I couldn't really blame you. However, the season is still young and a pair of national writers think that we should still have some hope.

Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News picked the Cougs to beat Boise St this week. Wilner for one thinks that WSU is significantly better than how they played last week. While that may be true, it doesn't mean they will play up to that potential this week. After last season's loss to Portland St. the Cougs didn't have a convincing performance until they upset Oregon in Eugene.

Rodger Sherman of SB Nation went as far to say that WSU is "NOT REALLY DOOMED" in an article yesterday. Sherman topped it off by predicting that the Cougs will finish 11-1 and "Fireball will rain from the Pullman skies and Mike Leach will build a stairway of points to heaven." While I certainly don't wish against that prediction, I'll need to see the Cougs leading Boise St. after the first quarter to get my hopes up again.

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