Good morning, Coug fans- and happy October! Spooky season is officially upon us. While I hope none of you are trick or treating later this month, I think I have a treat for you this week- no trick required!
As you all probably know, we’re slotted to get the schedule for the season tomorrow. That’s a treat itself! However, if you’re impatient, like me, you’re probably speculating quite a bit. Here’s my predictions for what this season could look like, if you’ll humor me.
*Important PSA— I have no tangible reason behind any of the predictions I’m making, this is purely for sport. Take everything with a grain of salt. However, if I’m right, everyone owes me $5.*
First game will be against the Ducks. The chaos and uncertainty of playing UO sets the perfect tone for the inevitable chaos and uncertainty of this season- it’s fun, it gets your heart pumping, and recently it’s been hard to tell if it’ll go one way or another.
Next up I think we’ll play Cal. It’s Friday the 13th. A recipe for Cal b-s. Need I say more?
On the weekend of Thanksgiving, I think we’ll still play UW. Why? Any lingering reminders of when there was not a pandemic is welcomed. So I think they’ll keep that as Rivalry Weekend simply for nostalgia. However, if this is the case, it could go well for us! Who knows anymore!
Once December begins, I think Oregon State will be next. I say that only because I want a win, so I’m putting them there.
After OSU will be a Southern California team, whichever one hasn’t had a COVID outbreak. I hope none do, but let’s think realistically.
And lastly, on the 18th of December, I think we will play Utah. This could go either way, but I think it’s very on brand if we end with Utah, because every time I think of Utah, I’m reminded that they ended Connor Halliday’s redshirt freshman season when he played with a lacerated liver. I was at that game, in fact! The only thing I chose to remember is the kind lady seated behind my dad and I, yelling “CHEATERS— dirty, rotten Utah CHEATERS!!” the whole game. I hope she is well. I think of her often.
Let me know if you agree or disagree!
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