The Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em rolls on to week 3 and BSD is a respectable 21-3 over the first two weeks. Looking ahead to this week's action, the feature game is Ohio State's little trip to Miami Gardens to take on Al Golden's Hurricane squad. Miami is coming off that heartbreaking Monday night (Sept. 5th) loss to Maryland and Ohio State is lucky to be 2-0 after their nail-biting, hang-on victory over HOLY TOLEDO!! Before that though, we have a pretty good match-up tonight between #3 LSU (2-0) and #25 Miss. St. (1-1). As always, this is the place for your witty commentary during the game and stats, charts, and predictions after the jump...
This week's slate:
|Sat||09/17/11||Eastern Michigan @ Michigan||Ann Arbor, Mich.||BTN||12:00 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Penn State @ Temple||Philadelphia, Pa.||ESPN / ESPN3||12:00 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Pittsburgh @ Iowa||Iowa City, Iowa||ESPN2 / ESPN3||12:00 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||SEMO @ Purdue||West Lafayette, Ind.||BTN||12:00 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Miami (Ohio) @ Minnesota||Minneapolis, Minn.||BTN||3:30 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Michigan State @ Notre Dame||Notre Dame, Ind.||NBC||3:30 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Northwestern @ Army||West Point, N.Y. (Michie Stadium)||CBS||3:30 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||South Carolina State @ Indiana||Bloomington, Ind.||BTN||3:30 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Washington @ Nebraska||Lincoln, Neb.||ABC||3:30 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Wisconsin vs. Northern Illinois||Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field)||ESPN3||3:30 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Arizona State @ Illinois||Champaign, Ill.||BTN||7:00 PM ET|
|Sat||09/17/11||Ohio State @ Miami||Miami Gardens, Fla.||ESPN / ESPN3||7:30 PM ET|
None of our pundits saw the Minnesota debacle coming and only Jeff had the foresight to predict the Iowa State shocker. That may make him look like the Nostradamus of college football but let's consider he was the only one to pick Penn State as well. Homer. Kyle paced the pack with a 10-2 record and newcomers Tim and Yours Truly matched it.
The team is at a tossup when it comes to Ohio State - Miami but we all agree on Michigan, Purdue, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. Ben went completely rogue this week, perhaps someone is trying to fight his way out of the basement? Tim gets a stern wag of my finger for picking Temple, although that's not a stretch after last week's game. We haven't given up on Indiana... yet, the same cannot be said for Illinois.
This week's picks:
|Penn State||Penn State||Penn State||Penn State||Penn State||Temple||Penn State||Penn State|
|Michigan State||Notre Dame||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|Indiana||Indiana||Indiana||Indiana||South Carolina State||Indiana||Indiana||Indiana|
|Arizona State||Arizona State||Illinois||Arizona State||Arizona State||Arizona State||Arizona State||Arizona State|
|Ohio State||Miami||Ohio State||Ohio State||Miami||Ohio State||Miami||Ohio State|