BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 10

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Come join us for our Thursday night open thread!

Ugh, we're lucky tonight because there are three games to choose from at 7:30, The world wide leader chose to focus on South Florida (2-6) at Houston (6-1). That's the same South Florida that lost to the likes of McNeese State and Florida Atlantic. Who is McNeese State? I don't know either. I use the term "lucky" because we have an infinitely more watchable game on Fox Sports 1. Conference USA West-leading Rice (6-2) takes on Conference USA West 3rd place North Texas (5-3). There's also Louisiana-Monroe at Troy over on ESPN U but we'll concentrate on the Rice game. Stop in for the open thread while the games are in progress.

On to the picks...

Last Week's Results

W L
Devon 3 1
bscaff 3 1
Dan 3 1
Jared 3 1
Galen 3 1
Chad 3 1
Cari 2 2
Nick P. 2 2
Bill 2 2
BSD Readers 1 3
Nick 1 3

Minnesota really burnt all of us last week, is it now time to give Goldy a modicum of respect? They are bowl eligible at 6-2, but after Indiana, which is no means a win by the way, they get a tough row to hoe. They get the Good Guys next, then Wisconsin and end with Michigan State. They may not be favored in any of those games.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
Devon 56 9 86.2
Dan 55 10 84.6
bscaff 55 10 84.6
Jared 53 12 81.5
Nick P. 51 14 78.5
Chad 51 14 78.5
Galen 51 14 78.5
Nick 50 15 76.9
BSD Readers 50 15 76.9
Bill 50 15 76.9
Cari 49 16 75.4

in Chad's Know Your Foe this week gambling aficionado kunk7 pondered this:

The big, gooey center of the B1G is just going to get destroyed in bowl games this year, aren't they?

Like the Big Ten our leaders are Devon, Dan, bscaff, and a big gooey center that probably has no shot of claiming the title. I think we're all playing for pride at this point.

This Week's Games

Sat 11/2/2013 Illinois @ Penn State University Park, Pa. 12:00 PM ESPN
Sat 11/2/2013 Ohio State @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. 12:00 PM
Sat 11/2/2013 Wisconsin @ Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 12:00 PM ABC
Sat 11/2/2013 Minnesota @ Indiana MEMORIAL STADIUM 3:30 PM
Sat 11/2/2013 Michigan @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. 3:30 PM ABC
Sat 11/2/2013 Northwestern @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. 3:30 PM

It's a good thing Penn State is a noon kickoff because I wouldn't want to see the OSU - Purdue game. You won't see anything scarier for Halloween tonight, I promise. With Michigan's porous defense and Sparty's kick-ass defense I'm really leaning toward MSU. So how about Minnesota? Do they finally get the respect they deserve....

This Week's Picks

Galen Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Minnesota Michigan State Nebraska
Jared Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Minnesota Michigan State Northwestern
Devon Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Indiana Michigan State Nebraska
Bill Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Indiana Michigan Nebraska
Cari Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Minnesota Michigan State Nebraska
bscaff Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Indiana Michigan State Nebraska
Nick P. Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Minnesota Michigan State Nebraska
Dan Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Indiana Michigan State Nebraska
Nick Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Indiana Michigan State Nebraska
Chad Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Indiana Michigan State Nebraska

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6 out of our 10 person panel picked Indiana over Minnesota. Goldy can't catch a break. Only one person took Michigan which is quite surprising; the rest are pretty unanimous. On to your picks....


My Ballot Box
Illinois @ Penn State




Ohio State @ Purdue




Wisconsin @ Iowa




Minnesota @ Indiana




Michigan @ Michigan State




Northwestern @ Nebraska






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