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BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 8

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Come join us for our Thursday night open thread!

Joel Auerbach

Can you believe three prognosticators picked Penn State last week? That's either blind faith, drinking too much for the kool-aid stand, or drinking too much period.

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Before we get to all that, we have our regular Thursday night game when No. 10 Miami (of the Florida variety) (5-0) travels up north to take on North Carolina (1-4) at 7:30 PM on ESPN. Yeah, I usually find something posative to say about each week's game to try and entice you to watch and come comment on our Thursday night open thread. This week, I've got nothing.

Last Week's Results

W L
Devon 4 0
bscaff 4 0
BSD Readers 3 1
Nick 3 1
Dan 3 1
Chad 3 1
Jared 2 2
Cari 2 2
Nick P. 2 2
Bill 2 2
Galen 2 2

Everyone was at least .500 and two of our panel had perfect weeks. Devon and bscaff are on a roll lately which means...

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
Devon 49 7 87.5
Dan 48 8 85.7
bscaff 48 8 85.7
Jared 46 10 82.1
Nick 46 10 82.1
Nick P. 45 11 80.4
Chad 45 11 80.4
BSD Readers 45 11 80.4
Galen 44 12 78.6
Bill 44 12 78.6
Cari 43 13 76.8

Devon leapfrogs into 1st place. I continue my roller coaster season and fall into a tie for next to last place. The readers of BSD make a little movement and get back to respectability.

This Week's Games

Sat 10/19/13 Indiana @ Michigan Michigan Stadium BTN 2:30 PM CT
Sat 10/19/13 Iowa @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC/ESPN2 2:30 PM CT
Sat 10/19/13 Wisconsin @ Illinois MEMORIAL STADIUM BTN 7:00 PM CT
Sat 10/19/13 Minnesota @ Northwestern Evanston, Ill. TBA
Sat 10/19/13 Purdue @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. TBA

Wow. Just wow. I'm not sure I'll even watch any of those games. That's about the most obvious week I can remember which brings us to....

This Week's Picks

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

So Nick and Chad think Indiana has the intestinal fortitude to pull off the upset over Michigan. If you use the theory of match-up it goes like this: Indiana > Penn State, Penn State > Michigan, therefore Indiana > Michigan. Isn't math fun?! Not much is going to change this week we were almost unanimous. What say you oh intelligent reader?

My Ballot Box
Indiana @ Michigan




Iowa @ Ohio State




Wisconsin @ Illinois




Minnesota @ Northwestern




Purdue @ Michigan State






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