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BSD Big Ten Pick'em Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread: Week 4

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It's Week 4 of the BSD Big Ten challenge, join us for our Thursday night open thread!

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

The football Gods have smiled upon us my friends, tonight we get to see a good one.  #5 Auburn travels to Bill Snyder Family Stadium (not to be confused with the Bill Snyder Family steakhouse) to take on #20 Kansas State. it's 2-0 vs. 2-0, SEC vs. Big 12, Tigers vs. Wildcats, it doesn't get much better than that!  Join us at 7:30 sharp to discuss all the happenings in this marvelous game.  On to the picks...

Last Week's Results

W L
Bill 9 1
Matt 9 1
bscaff 8 2
Devon 8 2
Galen 8 2
Chad 6 4
Jared 8 2
BSD Readers 8 2
Tim A. 8 2
Dan 8 2
Cari 7 3
Mike 7 3
Nick P. 6 4

Bill and Matt traversed a tricky week to go 9 and 1 and move up the rankings.  Most, including you gentle BSD reader, averaged out at 8 and 2 so there won't be a great deal of movement.  Nick, are you even trying anymore?  Maybe we should let all the Nicks pick and average them, it might help them make decent picks.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
bscaff 30 5 85.7
Devon 29 6 82.9
Bill 29 6 82.9
Nick P. 28 7 80.0
Galen 28 7 80.0
Matt 28 7 80.0
Jared 27 8 77.1
Tim A. 27 8 77.1
Chad 26 9 74.3
Cari 26 9 74.3
Dan 26 9 74.3
BSD Readers 26 9 74.3
Mike 25 10 71.4

Bill moves up a bit, he and Devon move within 1 of our leader bscaff.  Ben shot par for the weekend which allows him to remain in 1st place.

This week's Games

Sat 09/20/14 Bowling Green @ Wisconsin Madison, Wis. ESPN2 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Eastern Michigan @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Iowa @ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Southern Illinois @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Western Illinois @ Northwestern Evanston, Ill. ESPNews 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Rutgers @ Navy Annapolis, Md. CBS Sports Network 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Utah @ Michigan Michigan Stadium ABC (ESPN2) 3:30 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Indiana @ Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC Network 4:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Massachusetts @ Penn State University Park, Pa. BTN 4:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 San Jose State @ Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium BTN 4:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Texas State @ Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPNews 4:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Miami @ Nebraska Memorial Stadium ESPN2 8:00 PM ET
Sat 09/20/14 Maryland @ Syracuse Syracuse, NY TBA

The first two games start out with teams that have the word "Bowling" and a direction in the name, and no it's not West Virginia, so those will be boring beat-downs.  Good ole Pitt returns to the Big Ten schedule which should actually be a good game against Iowa.  Oh Hell, does this mean I have to actually root for Iowa?  Damnit.  Miami (of the Florida variety) travel north to take on a tough Nebraska team.  Maryland and Syracuse might also be a gem in the rough.

This week's Picks

Galen Wisconsin Michigan State Iowa Purdue Northwestern Rutgers Utah Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Syracuse
Cari Wisconsin Michigan State Iowa Purdue Northwestern Navy Michigan Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Maryland
Matt Wisconsin Michigan State Pittsburgh Purdue Northwestern Navy Michigan Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Maryland
bscaff Wisconsin Michigan State Pittsburgh Purdue Northwestern Navy Utah Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Syracuse
Devon Wisconsin Michigan State Pittsburgh Purdue Northwestern Rutgers Michigan Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Maryland
Jared Wisconsin Michigan State Pittsburgh Purdue Northwestern Navy Michigan Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Maryland
Tim A. Wisconsin Michigan State Pittsburgh Purdue Northwestern Navy Utah Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Maryland
Dan Wisconsin Michigan State Pittsburgh Purdue Northwestern Rutgers Utah Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Miami Maryland
Nick P. Wisconsin Michigan State Pittsburgh Purdue Northwestern Rutgers Michigan Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Maryland
Bill Wisconsin Michigan State Iowa Purdue Northwestern Navy Utah Missouri Penn State Minnesota Texas State Nebraska Syracuse
Chad Wisconsin Michigan State Iowa Purdue Northwestern Rutgers Michigan Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Maryland
Mike Wisconsin Michigan State Pittsburgh Purdue Northwestern Navy Michigan Missouri Penn State Minnesota Illinois Nebraska Maryland

The crew is bullish on Wisconsin, Sparty, Northwestern, Minnesota and the good guys, but unsure of BTPR.  That's a little shocking to me, as well as Rutgers played against Penn State.  Navy's always a fun team to watch by the way, I'll most definitely be tuning into that game.  It looks like Northwestern will finally get one on the win side because they play Directional Illinois who boasts 2 wins over Valparaiso, and Drake sandwiched around a 37-3 blowout loss to the hands of the Badgers.

Tell us what you think...

Week 4
Bowling Green @ Wisconsin


Eastern Michigan @ Michigan State


Iowa @ Pittsburgh


Southern Illinois @ Purdue


Western Illinois @ Northwestern


Rutgers @ Navy


Utah @ Michigan


Indiana @ Missouri


Massachusetts @ Penn State


San Jose State @ Minnesota


Texas State @ Illinois


Miami @ Nebraska


Maryland @ Syracuse



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