BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week14

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Come join us for our Thursday night open thread!

Well here we are the final week of BSD's Big Ten Challenge and things couldn't be tighter. Last week's games were hard on us Penn State homers but we'll get to that in a little bit. If you're reading this it's Thanksgiving night and hopefully you've all loosened the belt buckle after gorging yourselves on Thanksgiving dinner and, hopefully, you all got along with the relatives you see twice a year. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tomorrow we get to gorge ourselves on some really good football but tonight we have the appetizer. Tonight we get two games both starting at 7:30. On Fox Sports 1 we get Texas Tech (7-4) at Texas (7-3) and over at the Mothership we get Ole Miss (7-4) at Mississippi State (5-6). Remember 4 weeks ago when Texas Tech was 7-0 and Texas was 4-2? Isn't it amazing what can happen in a month?

On to the fun stuff.

Last Week's Results

W L
Jared 6 0
Cari 6 0
bscaff 6 0
Dan 6 0
Chad 6 0
Devon 5 1
Bill 5 1
Nick 5 1
BSD Readers 5 1
Galen 4 2
Nick P. 4 2

MICHIGAN!!! Why u no play good football?!? I told myself I wouldn't pick Penn State but my heart sometimes overrides my mind. Let that be a lesson kids, always ignore your heart, that advice will save you a lot of pain in life.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
Dan 74 13 85.1
bscaff 74 13 85.1
Devon 73 14 83.9
Jared 73 14 83.9
Nick P. 70 17 80.5
Chad 70 17 80.5
Cari 70 17 77.0
Galen 68 19 78.2
Nick 67 20 75.9
Bill 67 20 77.0
BSD Readers 66 21 80.5

Lots of undefeated weeks which has shuffled the leader board around. We now have a 1-week sprint to see who out of the top 4 will come out victorious. The rest of us are just spectators at this point.

This Week's Games

Fri 11/29/13 Iowa @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. ABC 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/30/13 Ohio State @ Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ABC 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/30/13 Minnesota @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. BTN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 11/30/13 Northwestern @ Illinois Champaign, Ill. BTN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 11/30/13 Penn State @ Wisconsin Madison, Wis. ESPN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 11/30/13 Purdue @ Indiana Bloomington, Ind. BTN 3:30 PM ET

A lot of no-brainers here, Iowa -Nebraska has some questions but I think the home team has the upper hand. Will Michigan-Ohio State live up to the hype it will most certainly get? No.

This Week's Picks

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

So, we're all in agreement except for one game Iowa - Nebraska. Dan and bscaff have chosen different sides which means... we will have an outright winner and Devon and Jared will not catch them. I don't know about you but I'm on the edge of my seat, but that could just be the Turkey and loads of beer I drank.

Now it's your turn BSD...

My Ballot Box
Iowa @ Nebraska




Ohio State @ Michigan




Minnesota @ Michigan State




Northwestern @ Illinois




Penn State @ Wisconsin




Purdue @ Indiana






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