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BSD Big Ten Pick'em Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread: Week 1

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Welcome to the first week of football, and we start the week with a slew of game tonight, so join us for the BSD Thursday night open thread.

Nothing like starting the year out with the ole' ball coach!
Nothing like starting the year out with the ole' ball coach!
Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

For those of you new to BSD, and those of you that have killed off enough brain cells to forget, we have a tradition of pitting our staff against each other in a winner takes all (read: bragging rights)  competition of prognostication prowess. Each week we show you the staff's picks for that weekend's Big Ten football games. The staffer with the best winning percentage is the champion.

But we don't leave you out, oh skillful reader, we give you a chance each and every week by giving you a poll so you too can pit yourself against the entire BSD staff. Check in each week and select the winners and we'll include your score right along with ours.

But wait, there's still more...being the efficient and time saving blog that we are, we combine two great things in one post. This is your one-stop shop for the Thursday night open thread! Every Thursday we concentrate on the games that air that evening and use this post as a place to talk about the action on the field, make silly fat jokes about Charlie Weis, and post pics and gifs of worn-out internet memes. Your inner 9-year-old self will be happy. So onto the fun.

Here's the slate of games tonight:

6:00 PM No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 9 South Carolina SEC Network DirecTV 611/Dish 408
7:00 PM Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU
7:00 PM Eastern Illinois at Minnesota BTN
7:30 PM Idaho State at Utah Pac-12 Network Dish 406 Direct - screwed
8:00 PM Boise State vs. No. 18 Ole Miss* ESPN
8:00 PM Tulane at Tulsa CBS Sports Network
10:00 PM Rutgers at Washington State FOX Sports 1 DirecTV 212/219 - Dish 150
10:30 PM Weber State at No. 19 Arizona State Pac-12 Network Dish 406 Direct - screwed

We get to start off early with a battle of ranked opponents on the ESPN SEC wank-off-fest SEC Network. You can bet with the mothership in control there won't be any hype or hyperbole in that game. Also, we get to see the debut of Big Ten Powerhouse Rutgers as the travel to the west coast to take on Washington State. Hopefully I'll still be awake (read: sober enough to not pass out) by then. On to the editors' picks.

Galen Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Purdue Illinois Northwestern Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Cari Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Western Michigan Illinois Northwestern Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Matt Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Western Michigan Illinois Northwestern Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
bscaff Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Purdue Illinois Northwestern Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Devon Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Purdue Illinois Northwestern Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Jared Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Purdue Illinois Northwestern Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Tim A. Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Purdue Illinois Cal Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Dan Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Western Michigan Illinois Cal Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Nick P. Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Purdue Illinois Cal Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Bill Michigan State UCF Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Purdue Illinois Northwestern Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State
Chad Michigan State Penn State Michigan Indiana Iowa Ohio State Purdue Illinois Northwestern Nebraska Maryland Louisiana State

The team is all in agreement on a lot of the games except for the Wildcats. That should be a great game and a good test for jNU. Bill gets this week's balls of steel award for picking against the Nittany Lions. Oh, I don't doubt he could be right, Penn State could lose that game, but when you get a flaming bag of dog shit on your front porch, Bill, you only have yourself to blame.  Now on to your picks...

Week 1
Jacksonville State @ Michigan State


UCF @ Penn State


Appalachian State @ Michigan


Indiana State @ Indiana


Northern Iowa @ Iowa


Ohio State @ Navy


Western Michigan @ Purdue


Youngstown State @ Illinois


Cal @ Northwestern


Florida Atlantic @ Nebraska


James Madison @ Maryland


Wisconsin @ Louisiana State



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