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BSD Big Ten Pick'em Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread: Week 3

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We're hardly 3 weeks into the season and already there's some separation from our prognosticators. Week 3 looks to be another wild one in the Big Ten, things could get ugly real fast.

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Before we get to the picks though, we have two college games and a Pro game that will most likely interest readers of BSD.  The Pittsburgh Steelers take on hated rival Baltimore at the Ravens M&T Bank stadium.  That game kicks off at 8:25 and can be seen on CBS.  Feel free to stop in here and use this forum as a Pro Open Thread as well, we're all good with that.  Before the Steelers though we have Louisiana Tech at North Texas on CBS Sports starting at 8.   Think of it as the appetizer before the main course.

Last Week's Results

W L
bscaff 11 2
Nick P. 10 3
Devon 10 3
Bill 10 3
Galen 9 4
Chad 9 4
Cari 9 4
Matt 9 4
Jared 8 5
Mike 8 5
BSD Readers 8 5
Tim A. 7 6
Dan 7 6

Last week was brutal as a lot of the experts took it on the chin.  When the dust settled though bscaff separated himself a bit from the pack with an impressive 11-2 weekend.  This will give us a good starting setup of the overall standings...

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
bscaff 22 3 88.0
Nick P. 22 3 88.0
Devon 21 4 84.0
Galen 20 5 80.0
Bill 20 5 80.0
Chad 20 5 80.0
Cari 19 6 76.0
Matt 19 6 76.0
Jared 19 6 76.0
Tim A. 19 6 76.0
Dan 18 7 72.0
Mike 18 7 72.0
BSD Readers 18 7 72.0


There are six within 2 picks of the lead which could change very quickly with this week's games.

This week's Games

Sat 09/13/14 Indiana @ Bowling Green Bowling Green, Ohio ESPNU 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 Kent State @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC (ESPN2) 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 West Virginia @ Maryland College Park, Md. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 Iowa State @ Iowa Iowa City, IA ESPN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 Miami (Ohio) @ Michigan Michigan Stadium BTN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 Illinois @ Washington Seattle, Wash. FOX 4:00 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 Minnesota @ TCU Fort Worth, Texas Fox Sports 1 4:00 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 Purdue @ Notre Dame Indianapolis, Ind. NBC Sports 7:30 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 Penn State @ Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. BTN 8:00 PM ET
Sat 09/13/14 Nebraska @ Fresno State Fresno, Calif. CBS Sports Net. 10:30 PM ET

West Virginia is a tough out for Maryland, they could see their first loss of the season.  After getting trounced Michigan, gets just what the doctor ordered in an 0-2 Miami (of the Ohio variety).  How long until Purdue fans starts looking toward basketball season?  A blowout loss by Notre Dame should just about do it.

This week's Picks

Galen Indiana Ohio State West Virginia Iowa Michigan Washington TCU Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska
Cari Indiana Ohio State West Virginia Iowa Michigan Washington Minnesota Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska
Matt Indiana Ohio State West Virginia Iowa State Michigan Washington TCU Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska
bscaff Indiana Ohio State West Virginia Iowa Michigan Washington TCU Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska
Devon Indiana Ohio State West Virginia Iowa Michigan Washington TCU Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska
Jared
Tim A.
Dan Indiana Ohio State Maryland Iowa Michigan Washington TCU Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska
Nick P. Indiana Ohio State Maryland Iowa Michigan Washington Minnesota Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska
Bill Indiana Ohio State West Virginia Iowa State Michigan Washington TCU Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska
Chad Indiana Ohio State Maryland Iowa Michigan Washington TCU Notre Dame Penn State Fresno State
Mike Indiana Ohio State Maryland Iowa Michigan Washington TCU Notre Dame Penn State Nebraska

There's going to be movement next week because we are all over the board.  No one believes in Illinois and everyone believes in the Blue & White. Chad gets the balls of steel award for picking Fresno State to upset Brasky.  Your turn now oh skilled reader...

Week 3
Indiana @ Bowling Green


Kent State @ Ohio State


West Virginia @ Maryland


Iowa State @ Iowa


Miami (Ohio) @ Michigan


Illinois @ Washington


Minnesota @ TCU


Purdue @ Notre Dame


Penn State @ Rutgers


Nebraska @ Fresno State



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