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BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 6

Come join us for our Thursday night open thread, it will be fun! What's the worst that could happen?

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Can you believe it's week 6 already? The season is flying by. Tonight we have two games on TV. First, we have slumping Texas (2-2) heading to Iowa State (1-2) to take on the Cyclones at 7:30 on ESPN. Normally, I would bet the house on Texas but with there terrible performance this year, anything can happen in this game. Iowa State is 7-2 in Thursday night games so they've got that going for them.

Then at 10:00 PM, No.12 UCLA (3-0) takes on Utah (3-1) on FOX Sports 1. It looks like a mismatch but Utah is a surprising 3-1 and is coming off a solid 7-point win over BYU. Utah's only loss was a heartbreaking 3-point overtime thriller to Oregon State 48-51. The Utes can score, they're 31st or better in all three major offensive categories (30th passing, 31st rushing, 20th scoring). It should be a good.

Also the Pens start their season tonight (that's for all you Flyers fans out there who watched their team lose opening night).

On to the picks...

Last Week's Results

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

Five of our panel walked away with perfect weeks while Nick and our esteemed readers laid eggs going 2 and 2.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
Dan 42 5 89.4
Devon 42 5 89.4
bscaff 41 6 87.2
Jared 41 6 87.2
Galen 40 7 85.1
Nick 39 8 83.0
Nick P. 39 8 83.0
Chad 39 8 83.0
BSD Readers 38 9 80.9
Bill 38 9 80.9
Cari 38 9 80.9

Cari's perfect week moved her all the way up to a three-way tie for last place. Congrats! Of course the big mover was some guy named "Galen" who in two weeks time has gone from last place to 5th only 2 games out. I'll just celebrate with this...

This Week's Games

Sat 10/5/2013 Penn State @ Indiana Bloomington, Ind. BTN TBA
Sat 10/5/2013 Illinois @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. ESPN U 11:00 AM CT
Sat 10/5/2013 Michigan State @ Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ESPN2 11:00 AM CT
Sat 10/5/2013 Minnesota @ Michigan Michigan Stadium ABC 2:30 PM CT
Sat 10/5/2013 #4 Ohio State @ #16 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. ABC 7:00 PM CT

Of course the big game is the night time clash between the Buckeyes and Wildcats in Evanston. Gameday will be there and it should be a good one. Can Iowa continue their improved play against Michigan State and can Sparty generate some offense? What do our experts think...

This Week's Picks

Galen Penn State Nebraska Iowa Michigan Northwestern
Jared Penn State Nebraska Iowa Michigan Ohio State
Devon Penn State Nebraska Iowa Michigan Ohio State
Bill Penn State Nebraska Michigan State Michigan Ohio State
Cari Penn State Nebraska Iowa Michigan Ohio State
bscaff Penn State Nebraska Iowa Michigan Ohio State
Nick P. Penn State Nebraska Michigan State Michigan Ohio State
Dan Penn State Nebraska Iowa Michigan Ohio State
Nick Penn State Nebraska Michigan State Michigan Ohio State
Chad Penn State Nebraska Michigan State Michigan Northwestern

We're unanimous on Dear Ole State, Michigan, and Brasky but we differ on Sparty and the Hawkeyes. That and Chad and I are going out on a limb and picking Northwestern in an upset over Ohio State. Hey, why not? I'm tired of being undefeated every week. I do think Ohio State is ripe for the picking and Northwestern always plays a lights-out game every year (see Penn State 2012). Hopefully, that will be the case this week. On to your picks, and let's do a better job guys and girls! Hell, you let Cari catch you!

My Ballot Box
Penn State @ Indiana

Illinois @ Nebraska

Michigan State @ Iowa

Minnesota @ Michigan

#4 Ohio State @ #16 Northwestern

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