BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open thread Week 8

How ugly will the Ducks uniforms be tonight? - James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

It's week 8 of the Big Ten Challenge and the Thursday night College football Open thread.

So Penn State returns after a week off to face hated Iowa who managed to pull off a mild upset, beating Michigan State in 2 overtimes last week. Wisconsin looked like they found their lost offense while pummeling dark horse Purdue 38-14. Other than those results, everything else went according to plan. We'll get to the stats and picks for this week but before we do, I'm legally obligated to tell you that there's a Thursday night game tonight.

Unfortunately, like the past couple weeks, it's a west coast game and it starts at 9:00 PM. Fortunately, it should be a good one as #6 Oregon travels to take on Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium. ASU is unranked but sitting at 5-1 with the 17th best offense, scoring just over 40 points a game and the 9th best defense giving up only 14.2 point per game. Their only loss came at Missouri by 4 points. The game can be seen on TWWL starting at 9:00 PM. As always, stop by for the open thread during the game.

On to last week's winners....

Last Week's Results

Last week W L
Devon 4 1
Galen 4 1
Jeff 4 1
Jared 4 1
bscaff 4 1
Nick 4 1
BSD Readers 4 1
Cari 3 2
Dan 3 2
Tim Aydin 2 3
Mike 0 0

Nick gets the balls of steel award for picking Iowa over Sparty, the only person to do so. He did miss Wisconsin's return to dominance though so he's stuck in the logjam at the top which includes you the reader; congrats! Tim gets the gutsy but WRONG award of the week.

Standings

W L Win %
Devon 51 11 82.3
Tim Aydin 50 12 80.6
Nick 39 11 78.0
Cari 48 14 77.4
Jeff 48 14 77.4
Dan 47 15 75.8
Galen 47 15 75.8
Mike 42 15 73.7
BSD Readers 44 18 71.0
Jared 39 17 69.6
bscaff 43 19 69.4

There was some jumping around this week as we jostle for position, but the big news is Devon's leap into first with Tim's awful week. Things are definitely getting tighter, so on to this week's picks....

This Week's Picks

Devon Wisconsin Ohio State Indiana Michigan Nebraska Penn State
Jared Wisconsin Ohio State Indiana Michigan Nebraska Penn State
Cari Wisconsin Ohio State Indiana Michigan Northwestern Penn State
bscaff Wisconsin Ohio State Indiana Michigan Northwestern Penn State
Dan Wisconsin Ohio State Indiana Michigan Nebraska Penn State
Jeff Wisconsin Ohio State Navy Michigan Northwestern Penn State
Tim Aydin Wisconsin Ohio State Indiana Michigan State Nebraska Penn State
Mike Wisconsin Ohio State Navy Michigan State Nebraska Penn State
Galen Wisconsin Ohio State Navy Michigan Nebraska Penn State
Nick Wisconsin Ohio State Navy Michigan Northwestern Penn State

The bloggers are unanimous on Wisconsin, OSU, and the good guys. No one is sure about Northwestern/Nebraska and only a couple believe in Michigan. I like Navy's play of late but I can't say the same for Indiana.

On to your picks....

My Ballot Box
Minnesota @ Wisconsin




Purdue @ Ohio State




Indiana @ Navy




Michigan State @ Michigan




Nebraska @ Northwestern




Penn State @ Iowa






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