BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week:12

Streeter Lecka

Come join us for our Thursday night open thread!

You can tell it's getting close to that time of year when we start to get a lot more college football. This week we were treated to games on every night of the week except Monday. Tonight we get two games both at 7:30 PM. First, over at the Mothership we get Georgia Tech (6-5) at #8 Clemson (8-1) on ESPN. At the same time we get Marshal (6-3) at Tulsa (2-7) on Fox Sports 1. So not great match-ups but definitely watchable. See you here for the open thread.

On to the picks...

Last Week's Results

W L
Jared 4 1
Cari 4 1
Nick P. 4 1
Galen 3 2
Devon 3 2
bscaff 3 2
Dan 3 2
Chad 3 2
Bill 3 2
Nick 3 2
BSD Readers 2 3

Lots of 3-2 records in there but we all got there by different means; the only game that everyone got correct was Iowa. Michigan was the downfall of many. Of course the homers (like me) got dinged by Penn State. Sigh.

Yearly Totals

W L
Devon 64 12
Dan 63 13
bscaff 63 13
Jared 62 14
Nick P. 61 15
Galen 60 16
Chad 59 17
Cari 59 17
Nick 58 18
Bill 58 18
BSD Readers 57 19

Not much changes except for Cari moving up a couple. Things have tightened up, there's plenty of time for someone to catch Devon.

This Week's Games

Sat 11/16/13 Purdue @ Penn State University Park, Pa. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/16/13 Indiana @ Wisconsin Madison, Wis. ESPN2 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/16/13 Ohio State @ Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/16/13 Michigan State @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. ABC (ESPN2) 3:30 PM ET
Sat 11/16/13 Michigan @ Northwestern Evanston, Ill. BTN 3:30 PM ET

The only game that's truly up in the are is Michigan - Northwestern. Nebraska has been running through the rain without getting wet winning games by the skin of their teeth, I think Sparty's defense ends their parade. (WOW, three cliches in one sentence!)

This Week's Picks

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

With Nick's pick of Indiana being the only outlier (that should be Nick's nickname), the only game we disagree on is Michigan. I believe Michigan is sliding more than Northwestern and right now the Wildcats are playing to stay in the running for a bowl at 4-5 with three games left. That can be a lot of motivation. On to your picks...

My Ballot Box
Purdue @ Penn State




Indiana @ Wisconsin




Ohio State @ Illinois




Michigan State @ Nebraska




Michigan @ Northwestern






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