BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 4

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BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 4

This week's Big Ten Challenge is brought to you by the word "change," as in there's lots of it this week. Things are starting to unfold and not for the good for some of us (me).

Tonight's game features a team from the top 5 and an unranked team which probably means an early bedtime. The No. 3 Clemson Tigers travel to North Carolina State to take on the Wolfpack. I shouldn't poo-poo this match-up before it starts because both teams are 2-0. Although NC State has only beat Louisiana Tech and the Richmond Spiders. The game starts at 7:30 and can be seen on ESPN. Stop by for all the fun. Now on to the madness.

Last Week's Results

W L
Dan 12 0
Devon 10 2
Nick 10 2
Jared 9 3
bscaff 9 3
Nick P. 9 3
Chad 9 3
Bill 9 3
BSD Readers 9 3
Galen 8 4
Cari 8 4

Yeeesssshhhhhh. Cari and I had identical picks so we failed identically. Congrats to Dan for the perfect week which means either A) he's one hell of a prognosticator or B) he got lucky. Time will tell which one is correct.

Yearly Totals

W L Win % Total Games
Dan 31 3 91.2 34
Devon 30 4 88.2 34
bscaff 29 5 85.3 34
Jared 29 5 85.3 34
Nick 29 5 85.3 34
Nick P. 28 6 82.4 34
Cari 28 6 82.4 34
Chad 28 6 82.4 34
BSD Readers 28 6 82.4 34
Galen 27 7 79.4 34
Bill 27 7 79.4 34

With a giant thud I drop to the bottom of the barrel a week after being tied for 5th place. In fact Dan and I went in polar opposite directions, he goes from tied for 5th to sole possession of 1st place.

This Week's Games

Sat 9/21/2013 Florida A&M @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 9/21/2013 San Jose State @ Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. ESPN2 12:00 PM ET
Sat 9/21/2013 Western Michigan @ Iowa Iowa City, Iowa BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 9/21/2013 Michigan State @ Notre Dame Notre Dame, Ind. NBC 2:30 PM CT
Sat 9/21/2013 Kent State @ Penn State University Park, Pa. BTN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 9/21/2013 Maine @ Northwestern Evanston, Ill. BTN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 9/21/2013 Purdue @ Wisconsin Madison, Wis. ABC (ESPN2) 3:30 PM ET
Sat 9/21/2013 Michigan @ Connecticut Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Conn. ABC 8:00 PM ET
Sat 9/21/2013 Missouri @ Indiana Bloomington, Ind. BTN 8:00 PM ET

You may notice that we're missing a game, Nebraska fell off the list. I bear no responsibility for this slight, I copy and paste the schedule at the beginning of the week directly from the Big Ten website. That's right the Big Ten's own website forgot to list the Nebraska game or as bscaff pointed out "Delany Sanctions Nebraska for Pelini's Profanity, Drops School From BTN." Sounds legit.

This Week's Picks

Galen Ohio State Minnesota Iowa Notre Dame Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Missouri
Jared Ohio State San Jose State Iowa Notre Dame Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Missouri
Devon Ohio State Minnesota Iowa Notre Dame Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Indiana
Bill Ohio State San Jose State Iowa Notre Dame Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Missouri
Cari Ohio State Minnesota Western Michigan Michigan State Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Indiana
bscaff Ohio State Minnesota Iowa Notre Dame Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Indiana
Nick P. Ohio State San Jose State Iowa Notre Dame Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Missouri
Dan Ohio State San Jose State Iowa Notre Dame Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Missouri
Nick
Chad Ohio State Minnesota Iowa Notre Dame Penn State Northwestern Wisconsin Michigan Indiana

Michigan State was tempting to take but it's at Notre Dame and Sparty has been less than impressive so far this season. Indiana and Minnesota are tough picks and we are far from a consensus. Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Michigan look to be blowouts and we all know the same will be true for the men in Blue & White. Cari goes out on a limb and takes Western Michigan over Iowa which isn't as far fetched as one would think because... well....Iowa. Your turn....

My Ballot Box
Florida A&M @ Ohio State




San Jose State @ Minnesota




Western Michigan @ Iowa




Michigan State @ Notre Dame




Kent State @ Penn State




Maine @ Northwestern




Purdue @ Wisconsin




Michigan @ Connecticut




Missouri @ Indiana






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