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BSD Big Ten Pick'em Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread: Week 5

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It's Week 5 of the BSD Big Ten challenge, join us for our Thursday night open thread!

I love you ball!!
I love you ball!!
Christian Petersen

Last week was a bit of killer, there's gonna be movement at the top. But before we get to that, hey you... BSD reader.  Yeah you... would you like to watch a good football game? Well guess what you've come to the right place.  Tonight we get three college games starting with Texas Tech at No. 24 Oklahoma State at 7:30 on ESPN.  But wait there's still more... at 10:00 PM on Fox Sports 1 we get a match-up of two ranked teams when No. 11 UCLA travels to take on No.15 Arizona State.  Would you like to watch any other games this week that pit two ranked opponents?!? Well, suck it!  There isn't any. Nada. None.  This is the ONLY game between ranked opponents.  Don't believe me? Here go take a look, I'll wait.

You back? Good.  Doesn't that schedule make you want to puke?  Unbelievable.  Anyhoo... on to the picks....

Last Week's Results

W L
Chad 13 0
Galen 12 1
Devon 11 2
Tim A. 11 2
Dan 11 2
Cari 11 2
Nick P. 11 2
Bill 10 3
Matt 10 3
bscaff 10 3
Jared 10 3
BSD Readers 10 3
Mike 10 3

Congrats to Chad for being the only one with a perfect week.  Michigan, Iowa, and BTPR, destroyed a lot of weeks, and I would have had a perfect week if it were not for my trust in Syracuse.  Oh well.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
bscaff 40 8 83.3
Devon 40 8 83.3
Galen 40 8 81.3
Chad 39 9 81.3
Bill 39 9 83.3
Nick P. 39 9 79.2
Matt 38 10 77.1
Tim A. 38 10 79.2
Jared 37 11 81.3
Cari 37 11 77.1
Dan 37 11 77.1
BSD Readers 36 12 75.0
Mike 35 13 72.9

Chad and I do some leap-frogging after decent weeks. I sit in a 3-way tie for first and Chad moves up into a 3-way tie for 2nd.  Basically, it's chaos at the top, but there's still plenty of football to be played.

This week's Games

Sat 09/27/14 Iowa @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPN/2/ABC/BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/27/14 Northwestern @ Penn State University Park, Pa. ESPN/2/ABC/BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/27/14 Wyoming @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. ESPN/2/ABC/BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 09/27/14 Cincinnati @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio BTN 6:00 PM ET
Sat 09/27/14 Illinois @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. BTN 9:00 PM ET
Sat 09/27/14 Maryland @ Indiana MEMORIAL STADIUM TBA
Sat 09/27/14 Minnesota @ Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. TBA
Sat 09/27/14 Tulane @ Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. TBA
Sat 09/27/14 USF @ Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium TBA

There's some real stinkers this week.  It's sad when Michigan and Minnesota is probably the best game of the week.

This week's Picks

Galen Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Maryland Minnesota BTPR Wisconsin
Cari Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Indiana Minnesota BTPR Wisconsin
Matt Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Indiana Minnesota BTPR Wisconsin
bscaff Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Indiana Michigan BTPR Wisconsin
Devon Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Indiana Michigan BTPR Wisconsin
Jared Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Indiana Minnesota BTPR Wisconsin
Tim A. Iowa Penn State Michigan State Cincinnati Nebraska Indiana Michigan BTPR Wisconsin
Dan Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Maryland Michigan BTPR Wisconsin
Nick P. Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Indiana Minnesota BTPR Wisconsin
Bill Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Maryland Michigan BTPR Wisconsin
Chad Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Maryland Minnesota BTPR Wisconsin
Mike Iowa Penn State Michigan State Ohio State Nebraska Maryland Michigan BTPR Wisconsin

There's a lot of unanimous agreement this week, not much is going to change.  We can't agree on Maryland - Indiana and agree less on Michigan - Minny.  Tim A. gets the Balls Of Steel award for picking Cincinnati over the Buckeyes.  I would laugh but my hate for OSU makes me want to root for him.

Now it's your turn...

My Ballot Box
Iowa @ Purdue


Northwestern @ Penn State


Wyoming @ Michigan State


Cincinnati @ Ohio State


Illinois @ Nebraska


Maryland @ Indiana


Minnesota @ Michigan


Tulane @ Rutgers


USF @ Wisconsin



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