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

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Ooh baby, Thursday night Al Golden. This is your lucky night.

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Tonight's Game

Miami (FL) (3-0) at Cincinnati (2-2) - 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN: This is kind of an interesting matchup for Penn State fans - on one hand, you have Al Golden, PSU alum and likely the current head coach if not for James Franklin (I choose to believe @sekrah), and on the other you have Cincinnati, who shares a common loss with the Nittany Lions. Plenty of flop sweat and narrative to go around for everyone.

Last Week's Results

W L
Mike P. 14 0
Cari 14 0
bscaff 14 0
Tim A. 14 0
Devon 13 1
BSD Readers 13 1
Bill 13 1
Dan S. 13 1
Chris 13 1
Eli 13 1
Jared 12 2
Matt 12 2
Chad 12 2
Nick P. 12 2
Noel 10 4

The only games that gave anyone any real trouble were Rutgers-Kansas and BYU-Michigan. The game that only gave Noel trouble was, naturally, The MF'ing HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS against Wisconsin. Trouble might not even be the right word there.

Overall

W L
Jared 49 6
Devon 49 6
BSD Readers 48 7
bscaff 48 7
Mike P. 48 7
Dan S. 47 7
Tim A. 47 8
Matt 46 9
Bill 46 9
Cari 46 9
Chad 45 10
Nick P. 45 10
Eli 45 10
Chris 44 11
Noel 38 17

Historically* the winner of this competition has been in or near the lead once the meat of conference play rolls around, and the four-game lead held by Jared and Devon over the bottom five contestants in the current standings probably precludes them from climbing to the top of the table by the end of the season.

*(I haven't the slightest clue if this is accurate)

This Week's Picks

Army at Penn State Purdue at Michigan State Minnesota at Northwestern Iowa at Wisconsin Nebraska at Illinois Ohio State at Indiana Michigan at Maryland
Jared Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Devon Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
BSD Readers
bscaff Penn State Michigan State Minnesota Iowa Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Mike P.
Dan S. Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Tim A. Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Iowa Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Matt Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Bill Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Cari Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Chad Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Nick P. Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Eli Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Iowa Illinois Ohio State Michigan
Chris Penn State Michigan State Minnesota Iowa Nebraska Ohio State Michigan
Noel Penn State Michigan State Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska #IUFB4GAMEDAY Michigan

Readers, do your thing. "Maybe pick some upsets this week," he yells from the basement: Click Here To Vote!