Tonight Penn State fans get the rare opportunity to watch their former rival Pitt as Virginia Tech travels to take on the Panthers. This should be a good game and it should be a fun one to watch. The game starts at 7:30 and airs on ESPN. If your lucky enough to have the Pac-12 Network you'll also get to see No. 20 Utah at Oregon State at 10:30. The NFL has the Jets at New England so I'm sure fantasy owners will have an eye on that game (ed. note: go Brady and Gronk). Last but not least, the Pens welcome the Stars after a long break, so yeah... lots of stuff to discuss tonight. Join us for the Thursday night open thread. On to the picks...
Last Week's Results
Congrats Timmaaaaaayyy on a pefect 5-0 week. Last week was a tough one and Tim nailed 'em all. This was the first week to see any panel members drop below .500, that's how tough it was.
Things tighten up a little as only 2 games separate 1st from 7th Tim pulls himself out of the basement with the good week.
This week's Games
|Sat||10/18/14||Iowa @ Maryland||College Park, Md.||ESPN2||12:00 PM ET|
|Sat||10/18/14||Purdue @ Minnesota||Minneapolis, Minn.||BTN||12:00 PM ET|
|Sat||10/18/14||Michigan State @ Indiana||Bloomington, Ind||ESPN||3:30 PM ET|
|Sat||10/18/14||Rutgers @ Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||ABC (ESPN2)||3:30 PM ET|
|Sat||10/18/14||Nebraska @ Northwestern||Evanston, Ill.||BTN||7:30 PM ET|
Unless there is a serious upset the only game that is in question is Iowa/Maryland. Which Iowa team shows up and does the Home Field give the Terps an advantage?
This week's Picks
|Galen||Maryland||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Cari||Iowa||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Matt||Maryland||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|bscaff||Iowa||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Devon||Iowa||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Jared||Iowa||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Tim A.||Maryland||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Dan||Maryland||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Nick P.||Maryland||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Bill||Iowa||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Chad||Maryland||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
|Mike||Maryland||Minnesota||Michigan State||Ohio State||Nebraska|
The panel is pretty much in agreement except for the aforementioned Iowa-Maryland scuffle which we are nearly split on. The rest look to be pretty much par for the course. What say you avid BSD reader?