BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 5

Geoff Burke

BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 5

Tonight's game could actually turn out to be decent as Virginia Tech (3-1) takes on Wake Forest (3-0) VaTech's only loss came at the hands of the top team in the country. The game starts at 7:30 and can be seen on ESPN. Stop by for out Thursday Open Thread. Now on to the fun stuff.

Last Week's Results

W L
Galen 9 0
Dan 8 1
Devon 8 1
Nick 8 1
Jared 8 1
bscaff 8 1
Nick P. 8 1
Chad 8 1
Bill 8 1
BSD Readers 8 1
Cari 6 3

Would you look at that, everyone missed at least one. Everyone not named Galen! Suck on that losers!! (Ok, I realize I only gained a game, I'll shut up now). Indiana and Minnesota tripped a lot of people up and I don't blame anyone for taking them against such shaky opponents. Cari took Western Michigan over Iowa. I'll just leave that there for your enjoyment.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
Dan 39 4 90.7
Devon 38 5 88.4
bscaff 37 6 86.0
Jared 37 6 86.0
Nick 37 6 86.0
Nick P. 36 7 83.7
Chad 36 7 83.7
BSD Readers 36 7 83.7
Galen 36 7 83.7
Bill 35 8 81.4
Cari 34 9 79.1

The only change this week was Cari's fall to the basement. With games now moving into conference play (read:less games) climbing back on top will be hard for any of us in the bottom third, but stranger things have happened.

This Week's Games

Sat 9/28/2013 Northern Illinois @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPN2 12:00 PM ET
Sat 9/28/2013 Iowa @ Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. ABC (ESPN2) 3:30 PM ET
Sat 9/28/2013 Wisconsin @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC 8:00 PM ET
Sat 9/28/2013 Miami (Ohio) @ Illinois Champaign, Ill. TBA

A whopping four games this week, one of which doesn't even have TV coverage. That, my friends, is a sad schedule. The only game that isn't interesting from a match-up standpoint is Illinois against 0-3 Miami (of the Ohio variety). The rest, while not good teams, at least match-up similar "not good teams." It should be enjoyable to watch. Of course the OSU - Wisconsin could be a good one and I almost...almost took the Badgers in a upset. They got screwed a few weeks ago, Karma is on their side.

This Week's Picks

Galen Northern Illinois Iowa Ohio State Illinois
Jared Northern Illinois Iowa Ohio State Illinois
Devon Northern Illinois Iowa Ohio State Illinois
Bill Northern Illinois Minnesota Ohio State Illinois
Cari Northern Illinois Iowa Ohio State Illinois
bscaff Northern Illinois Iowa Ohio State Illinois
Nick P. Northern Illinois Minnesota Ohio State Illinois
Dan Northern Illinois Minnesota Ohio State Illinois
Nick Purdue Minnesota Ohio State Illinois
Chad Northern Illinois Minnesota Ohio State Illinois

The Minnesota - Iowa game was the only game that we disagreed on, the rest were unanimous (except for Nick) which, once again, means their won't be much movement next week. On to your picks....

My Ballot Box
Northern Illinois @ Purdue




Iowa @ Minnesota




Wisconsin @ Ohio State




Miami (Ohio) @ Illinois






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