BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 3

Tom Pennington

BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 3

On to week 3 of the BSD's Big Ten challenge, while last week proved boring as not much changed this week will separate the wheat from the chaff (IMO that is an underused idiom). But before we move on to the finger-pointing and name calling, as always, we have a game to watch tonight as No. 24 TCU travels to take on Texas Tech on ESPN at 7:30. There's also Troy at Arkansas State at 7:30 but it's on ESPN U. On to the madness...

Last Week's Results

Last week W L
Galen 10 2
Jared 10 2
Devon 10 2
Cari 10 2
bscaff 10 2
Nick P. 10 2
Dan 10 2
Nick 10 2
Chad 10 2
BSD Readers 10 2
Bill 9 3

As I predicted, not much changed because everyone pretty much made the same picks. The only small difference was Bill going out on a limb and picking Notre Dame and then having said limb break and send him to the bottom of the pile for the week.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
bscaff 20 2 90.9
Cari 20 2 90.9
Jared 20 2 90.9
Devon 20 2 90.9
Nick P. 19 3 86.4
Galen 19 3 86.4
Nick 19 3 86.4
Chad 19 3 86.4
Dan 19 3 86.4
BSD Readers 19 3 86.4
Bill 18 4 81.8

Bill drops to the bottom everyone else stays the same. I would like to point out a mistake I made last week I incorrectly credited Devon with a loss, when he in fact had a perfect week. Many apologies.

This Week's Games

Sat 9/14/2013 Akron @ Michigan Michigan Stadium BTN 11:00 AM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Bowling Green @ Indiana MEMORIAL STADIUM ESPNU 11:00 AM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 UCLA @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE ABC 11:00 AM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Western Illinois @ Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium 11:00 AM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Youngstown State @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. BTN 1:00 PM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Iowa @ Iowa State Ames, Iowa Fox Sports 1 5:00 PM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 UCF @ Penn State University Park, Pa. BTN 5:00 PM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Washington @ Illinois Chicago (Soldier Field) BTN 5:00 PM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Ohio State @ Cal Berkeley, Calif. FOX 6:00 PM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Notre Dame @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ABC/ESPN2 7:00 PM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Western Michigan @ Northwestern Evanston, Ill. BTN 8:00 PM CT
Sat 9/14/2013 Wisconsin @ Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Ariz.) 9:30 PM CT

There are two games on that list that aren't even televised, that's about all you need to know about this week's schedule. Outside of the obvious match-up with the good guys in Blue & White there's a couple good games on the plate. A west coast team coming east and Wisconsin heading west is interesting from a purely geographic and conference power perspective. I can't bring myself to take Purdue but I will be rooting for them the whole time.

This Week's Picks

Galen Michigan Bowling Green Nebraska Minnesota Michigan State Iowa Penn State Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Wisconsin
Jared Michigan Bowling Green UCLA Minnesota Michigan State Iowa Penn State Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Wisconsin
Devon Michigan Indiana Nebraska Minnesota Michigan State Iowa Penn State Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Arizona State
Bill
Cari Michigan Bowling Green Nebraska Minnesota Michigan State Iowa Penn State Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Wisconsin
bscaff Michigan Indiana UCLA Minnesota Youngstown State Iowa State Penn State Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Arizona State
Nick P. Michigan Indiana Nebraska Minnesota Michigan State Iowa Penn State Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Wisconsin
Dan Michigan Indiana UCLA Minnesota Michigan State Iowa UCF Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Arizona State
Nick Michigan Indiana UCLA Minnesota Michigan State Iowa State Penn State Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Arizona State
Chad Michigan Indiana Nebraska Minnesota Michigan State Iowa Penn State Washington Ohio State Notre Dame Northwestern Wisconsin

The first thing that jumps out at you is that bscaff has smoked some really good stuff this week and gets BSD's balls of steel award. Good luck my friend. Also, I SWEAR I didn't cheat off of Cari, we just think alike sometimes. If you want someone to ridicule, Dan's your man! He's the only one that doesn't like Penn State. Truth be told I almost picked UCF but with my luck, that would have been the jinx that cause PSU's demise.

Now it's your turn, what say you loyal BSD reader?

My Ballot Box
Akron @ Michigan




Bowling Green @ Indiana




UCLA @ Nebraska




Western Illinois @ Minnesota




Youngstown State @ Michigan State




Iowa @ Iowa State




UCF @ Penn State




Washington @ Illinois




Ohio State @ Cal




Notre Dame @ Purdue




Western Michigan @ Northwestern




Wisconsin @ Arizona State






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