Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em & Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Week 3

The Buckeyes will have to perform better than this to survive the Hurricanes (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

 

The Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em rolls on to week 3 and BSD is a respectable 21-3 over the first two weeks.   Looking ahead to this week's action, the feature game is Ohio State's little trip to Miami Gardens to take on Al Golden's Hurricane squad.  Miami is coming off that heartbreaking Monday night (Sept. 5th)  loss to Maryland and Ohio State is lucky to be 2-0 after their nail-biting, hang-on victory over HOLY TOLEDO!!  Before that though, we have a pretty good match-up tonight between #3 LSU (2-0) and #25 Miss. St. (1-1).  As always, this is the place for your witty commentary during the game and stats, charts, and predictions after the jump...

This week's slate:

Day Date Opponent Location TV Time
Sat 09/17/11 Eastern Michigan @ Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Penn State @ Temple Philadelphia, Pa. ESPN / ESPN3 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Pittsburgh @ Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ESPN2 / ESPN3 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 SEMO @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Miami (Ohio) @ Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. BTN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Michigan State @ Notre Dame Notre Dame, Ind. NBC 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Northwestern @ Army West Point, N.Y. (Michie Stadium) CBS 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 South Carolina State @ Indiana Bloomington, Ind. BTN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Washington @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. ABC 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Wisconsin vs. Northern Illinois Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field) ESPN3 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Arizona State @ Illinois Champaign, Ill. BTN 7:00 PM ET
Sat 09/17/11 Ohio State @ Miami Miami Gardens, Fla. ESPN / ESPN3 7:30 PM ET

 

None of our pundits saw the Minnesota debacle coming and only Jeff had the foresight to predict the Iowa State shocker.  That may make him look like the Nostradamus of college football but let's consider he was the only one to pick Penn State as well.  Homer.  Kyle paced the pack with a 10-2 record and newcomers Tim and Yours Truly matched it. 

Last Week     Total  
BSD 10-2   BSD 21-3
Kyle 10-2   Peter 20-4
Tim 10-2   Jeff 20-4
Galen 10-2   Kyle 20-4
Jeff 9-3   Mike 19-5
Mike 9-3   Ben 17-7
Ben 9-3   Galen 10-2
Peter 8-4   Tim 10-2

 

The team is at a tossup when it comes to Ohio State - Miami but we all agree on Michigan, Purdue, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.  Ben went completely rogue this week, perhaps someone is trying to fight his way out of the basement?  Tim gets a stern wag of my finger for picking Temple, although that's not a stretch after last week's game.  We haven't given up on Indiana... yet, the same cannot be said for Illinois.

This week's picks:

Peter Jeff Mike Kyle Ben Tim Galen BSD
Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan
Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State Temple Penn State Penn State
Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Pittsburgh Iowa Iowa Iowa
Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue
Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Miami (Ohio) Minnesota Minnesota  Minnesota  Minnesota 
Michigan State Notre Dame Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State
Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Army Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern
Indiana Indiana Indiana Indiana South Carolina State Indiana Indiana Indiana
Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska
Wisconsin Wisconsin  Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin  Wisconsin  Wisconsin  Wisconsin 
Arizona State Arizona State Illinois Arizona State Arizona State Arizona State Arizona State Arizona State
Ohio State Miami Ohio State Ohio State Miami  Ohio State Miami  Ohio State
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