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BSD Big Ten Pick'em Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread: Week 7

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It's Week 7 of the BSD Big Ten challenge, join us for our Thursday night open thread!

The Ministry of Silly Walks invades College Football!!
The Ministry of Silly Walks invades College Football!!
Scott Halleran

Tonight we get to watch a familiar face, for the second Thursday night in a row, as BYU (4-1) travels to take on UCF (2-2) who is on a two-week win streak after losing to our beloved Lions and then to #20 Missouri. Can they keep the momentum going? We'll find out tonight at 7:30 on ESPN.

There's a good pro game on as well as Texans and erstwhile PSU coach Bill O'Brien take on the Colts. Of course last night was the start of the NHL season (poor Flyers) and tonight we get to see the Penguins for the first time. Lots of good stuff on tap, stop by and we'll discuss all of it and much more.

Last Week's Results

W L
Mike 5 1
Jared 5 1
Chad 4 2
Galen 4 2
BSD Readers 4 2
Cari 4 2
Nick P. 4 2
Matt 4 2
bscaff 4 2
Devon 4 2
Bill 3 3
Dan 3 3
Tim A. 3 3



There was a whole lot of 4-2 thanks mostly to Purdue and Northwestern.  Mike and Jared were the only two to stray from the pack, sometimes going against the grain pays off.  Of course Tim, Dan, and Bill took Maryland, Michigan, and Nebraska respectively. Sometimes going against the grain bites you in the ass.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
Galen 52 11 82.5
Chad 51 12 81.0
bscaff 50 13 79.4
Devon 50 13 79.4
Nick P. 50 13 79.4
Bill 49 14 77.8
Matt 49 14 77.8
Jared 49 14 77.8
Cari 48 15 76.2
BSD Readers 48 15 76.2
Dan 47 16 74.6
Mike 47 16 74.6
Tim A. 46 17 73.0

There was little to no movement with the average week had by all.  Nothing to see here, move along...

This week's Games

Sat 10/11/14 Illinois @ Wisconsin Madison, Wis. ESPN2 12:00 PM ET
Sat 10/11/14 Indiana @ Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ESPNU 12:00 PM ET
Sat 10/11/14 Northwestern @ Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 10/11/14 Michigan State @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ABC (ESPN2) 3:30 PM ET
Sat 10/11/14 Penn State @ Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ESPN2 7:00 PM ET

Even though some of the big boys are on bye weeks, there's plenty of intrigue this week. I need not even mention the importance of the game at Ann Arbor, Vegas sees it at almost even. Michigan State is really your only gimme and Wisconsin should be a favorite but the rest are up in the air.

This week's Picks

Galen Iowa Penn State Wisconsin Michigan State Northwestern
Cari Iowa Penn State Wisconsin Michigan State Minnesota
Matt Indiana Michigan Wisconsin Michigan State Minnesota
bscaff Iowa Penn State Wisconsin Michigan State Northwestern
Devon Iowa Penn State Wisconsin Michigan State Minnesota
Jared Indiana Penn State Wisconsin Michigan State Northwestern
Tim A. Iowa Michigan Wisconsin Michigan State Minnesota
Dan Indiana Michigan Wisconsin Michigan State Minnesota
Nick P. Indiana Penn State Wisconsin Michigan State Minnesota
Bill Indiana Michigan Wisconsin Michigan State Minnesota
Chad Indiana Michigan Wisconsin Michigan State Minnesota
Mike

There's lots of disagreement this week, which probably means some movement in the standings next week. bscaff and I have identical picks which scares the Hell out of me. Far too many people feel uneasy about Penn State, and far too many people feel good about Minnesota. We'll see where the chips fall.

On to your picks.

Week 7
Indiana @ Iowa




Penn State @ Michigan




Illinois @ Wisconsin




Michigan State @ Purdue




Northwestern @ Minnesota






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