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B1G Survivor 2022 Week 3

Week 2 saw 26 eliminations (more than one quarter of the field). 14 people failed to make a pick and were eliminated, and 12 more poor fools, myself included, made the mistake of selecting Nebraska who lost in true Frostian fashion to Georgia Southern.

The Huskers staged a late comeback effort behind by 3 late in the 4th quarter. Nebraska overcame two huge video reviews getting fortuitous overturns first on a lost fumble (the ball carriers knee just barely went down before the ball came out) and then an incompletion near the goal line was overturned to first and goal from the one.

With just over 3 minutes remaining in the game, Nebraska scored a touchdown to take the lead by 4. Anyone who missed the game can probably guess what happened next - Georgia Southern marched down the field and scored a touchdown with 36 seconds left, converting a 4th and 2 along the way and aided in part by an unhealthy spattering of Nebraska penalties.

Still, the Huskers made a valiant attempt to push the game to overtime, making several nice completions to set up a 52 yard field goal attempt with one second left... that went wide.

35 people who picked Indiana over Idaho had to sweat the result of that game until midway through the third quarter when the Hoosiers finally claimed their first lead of the game and did not look back from there.

23 folks successfully picked Rutgers over Wagner, 1 individual took Illinois over Virginia, and one clown intentionally burned Ohio State in week 2.

Here's who's left along with their prior picks in alphabetical order. Please double check your results as I cannot say I have been error free so far in this endeavor.

Entrant

Prior Picks

Entrant

Prior Picks

87 Rides A Surfboard

(Indiana, Minnesota)

IUinVA

(Indiana, Maryland)

ajcuster

(Indiana, Minnesota)

JayMPSU

(Indiana, Nebraska)

AutoRecBot

(Maryland, Rutgers)

LandOfSkyBlueWatersGopher

(Illinois, Rutgers)

Bad Psuedonym

(Indiana, Nebraska)

LouisStreet

(Michigan State, Rutgers)

Badgers & Bruins

(Illinois, Indiana)

mcammer64

(Indiana, Rutgers)

badgersrox

(Ohio State, Wisconsin)

michael.vinters

(Illinois, Indiana)

BlueinATX

(Maryland, Nebraska)

MikeWoodsonsBurner

(Indiana, Nebraska)

boilerlion31

(Indiana, Nebraska)

MNWildcat

(Indiana, Maryland)

BoilerUp89

(Nebraska, Rutgers)

Mr. Grizz

(Maryland, Rutgers)

BradNortmansActingCoach

(Indiana, Nebraska)

NE1963

(Indiana, Minnesota)

bronzedgopher

(Maryland, Nebraska)

Northsiders16

(Minnesota, Rutgers)

buckyor

(Indiana, Nebraska)

NU’06er

(Illinois, Indiana)

Clossso

(Nebraska, Rutgers)

NUDave

(Minnesota, Rutgers)

Cuscago Ty

(Indiana, Nebraska)

nym.pseudo

(Illinois, Indiana)

DAHenning

(Indiana, Maryland)

oldfatbaldguy

(Illinois, Rutgers)

Danwesley Meyer

(Maryland, Rutgers)

PrairieDogSharpshooter

(Maryland, Minnesota)

David_Anderson

(Minnesota, Rutgers)

Precious Roy

(Maryland, Rutgers)

David93

(Illinois, Indiana)

rich52K

(Indiana, Minnesota)

Dead Read

(Indiana, Maryland)

riclang

(Maryland, Rutgers)

dew1016

(Illinois, Indiana)

RockyMtnBlue

(Maryland, Rutgers)

dlrhawks

(Nebraska, Rutgers)

scarlet pimpernal hand

(Illinois, Indiana)

fdlbadger

(Indiana, Nebraska)

Schmolik64

(Nebraska, Rutgers)

FFXlion

(Indiana, Nebraska)

SharpDressedBoiler

(Indiana, Nebraska)

Fuzzy Rumpton

(Indiana, Maryland)

StateOfRutgers

(Illinois, Indiana)

glassjawed

(Maryland, Nebraska)

The Glow of Bo

(Indiana, Maryland)

Grizzly Spartan

(Minnesota, Rutgers)

The Spirit of ’47!

(Maryland, Rutgers)

GTMOBananaRat

(Indiana, Nebraska)

theguyfromy-wega

(Illinois, Indiana)

Gubaji

(Maryland, Nebraska)

Transient Buckeye

(Indiana, Maryland)

He was a high school quarterback

(Illinois, Maryland)

vaudvillain

(Maryland, Rutgers)

Hollywood Hawk Hogan

(Indiana, Nebraska)

waw

(Indiana, Maryland)

Hoosiers47

(Illinois, Nebraska)

wesd2005

(Illinois, Indiana)

HoustonBoiler

(Nebraska, Rutgers)

Whipples

(Nebraska, Rutgers)

HoyaGoon

(Maryland, Rutgers)

WisClonesin

(Illinois, Indiana)

And here is the line up for week 3, Saturday September 17th, 2022.

All times are Eastern.

Game Time

Away

Home

12:00 PM

Connecticut

Michigan

12:00 PM

Oklahoma

Nebraska

12:00 PM

Purdue

Syracuse

12:00 PM

Western Kentucky

Indiana

12:00 PM

Southern Illinois

Northwestern

2:00 PM

Rutgers

Temple

3:30 PM

New Mexico State

Wisconsin

3:30 PM

Penn State

Auburn

3:30 PM

Colorado

Minnesota

7:00 PM

Toledo

Ohio State

7:30 PM

Michigan State

Washington

7:30 PM

Nevada

Iowa

7:30 PM

SMU

Maryland

Good luck to all.

In the Second Chance pool, both hoeger and RTVF82 moved on by picking Northwestern and Iowa to lose, respectively. Wisconsin and Nebraska also posted losses in Week 2.

I'm pretty confident I fudged up the tie breakers for this from the start (because I'm not very smart), but they are what they are. Just do the best you can for now and I'll try to recognize those who did well at the end of the season.

I mean, I couldn't even figure out how to structure my own picks for a season so I plainly could not imagine how the rest of you would do it. Oh well.

12 more contestants are eligible to join our 2 aforementioned fearless leaders of this competition.

The games are listed above in the regular survivor pool section.

Here is the full eligibility list along with prior picks listed alphabetically:

Entrant

Prior Picks

andronfire

(Minnesota, Nebraska)

Atinat

(Maryland, Nebraska)

BoilerBehindEnemyLines

(Illinois, Nebraska)

Boilermaker Luck

(Indiana, Nebraska)

Green 96

(Minnesota, Nebraska)

GTom

(Maryland, Nebraska)

hoeger

(Nebraska, Northwestern)

IronMonkee

(Maryland, Nebraska)

Kind of…

(Illinois, Nebraska)

mbailey71

(Illinois, Nebraska)

RTVF82

(Illinois, Iowa)

TabletopBoiler

(Illinois, Nebraska)

tech’01

(Minnesota, Nebraska)

whersmyelephant

(Illinois, Nebraska)

My week 3 pick: Penn State to lose to Auburn. This game is at Auburn, and I figure I gotta swing for the fences or I'll flame out quickly anyway. Good luck to all.