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Sep 27, 2013

David Whitley Previews South Carolina/UCF For Florida Citrus Sports

National sportswriter David Whitley (Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Sporting News) is contributing for Florida Citrus Sports (managing organization of the bowl) throughout the 2013 football season. In this week’s column, David focuses on a big-time matchup in Orlando as SEC contender South Carolina visits American Athletic Conference newcomer UCF. From FloridaCitrusSports.com: Let’s recap: Sellout. National TV. Bowl implications. Steve Spurrier. “That’s what college football is all about,” UCF coach George O’Leary said. Yeah, but for too long that wasn’t what […]

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Sep 25, 2013

ACC Week Five Preview

Two of the four FBS schools with “Tech” in their name go head-to-head as Virginia Tech (3-1) travels to Georgia Tech (3-0, 2-0 ACC) for a Thursday night showdown. The game has historically been pivotal to the conference race as the winner of the game has gone on to win the Coastal Division in seven of the last eight seasons. Virginia Tech’s sole loss came against No. 1 Alabama in week one, while Georgia Tech has already won two conference […]

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Sep 25, 2013

American Week Five Preview

UCF (3-0) hosts No. 13 South Carolina (2-1, 1-1 SEC) for the first time in school history. The Knights have not started 4-0 since 1988, when they called the Citrus Bowl their home stadium. A win would give UCF its second-ever win over a ranked squad, and its first win over South Carolina in four tries. Both teams had byes in week four. South Florida (0-3) welcomes No. 15 Miami (3-0) to Tampa for the third time in five seasons. […]

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Sep 24, 2013

Week Four Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. Cincinnati Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Miami vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. UCF ESPN ACC Blog – Georgia Tech SBNation – Georgia Tech vs. UCF   The projections for the American Athletic Conference remain almost the same after week four. UCF leads the way for the second straight week, appearing in four projections. Cincinnati continues to appear in a lone projection and Rutgers returns after a one week hiatus. […]

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Sep 19, 2013

Week Three Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – North Carolina State vs. UCF Jerry Palm – Miami vs. Cincinnati ESPN ACC Blog – Georgia Tech   UCF, coming off a strong victory over Penn State, is the favorite in this week’s projection to head to the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Knights held off a late comeback attempt by the Nittany Lions to preserve a 34-31 win in Happy Valley. Quarterback Blake […]

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Sep 18, 2013

American Week Four Preview

Connecticut (0-2) hosts No. 14 Michigan (3-0) for the first time in school history. The Huskies fell at home to Maryland in week three, 32-21, despite passing for 349 yards. Michigan executed a goal-line stand to sneak past Akron, 28-24. Michigan claimed a 30-10 win over UConn in 2010 in Ann Arbor. SMU (1-1) visits a No. 9 Texas A&M (2-1, 0-1 SEC) squad coming off a close home loss to No. 1 Alabama. The Mustangs had a bye week […]

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Sep 18, 2013

ACC Week Four Preview

No. 4 Clemson (2-0) makes its first road trip of the year, traveling to NC State (2-0) for a Thursday night matchup. The two teams combined for 110 points last season in the Tigers’ 62-48 victory over the Wolfpack. NC State has the opportunity to knock off a top-five team for the second-straight year after defeating No. 3 Florida State at home last season. The Tigers and Wolfpack were both idle in week three. North Carolina (1-1) opens ACC play […]

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Sep 11, 2013

American Week Three Preview

No. 7 Louisville (2-0) takes its first road trip of the season to battle in-state rival Kentucky (1-1). The Cardinals have breezed past its first two opponents, winning by scores of 49-7 and 44-7. Now, they take on a Kentucky squad that gained 675 yards versus Miami (Ohio). Connecticut (0-1) welcomes back former head coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland Terrapins (2-0) for a Saturday night matchup.  UConn is coming off a bye week following a loss at home to […]

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Sep 11, 2013

ACC Week Three Preview

Georgia Tech (1-0) visits Duke (2-0) to open ACC conference play for both schools. Both teams have gotten off to impressive non-conference starts as Georgia Tech blasted Elon 70-0 and Duke has rolled past NC Central and Memphis. The Yellow Jackets are currently riding its longest ever winning streak over the Blue Devils, winning nine straight matchups dating to 2004.  Boston College (2-0, 1-0 ACC) heads west to battle USC (1-1, 0-1 Pac-12) at The Coliseum. Eagles’ running back Andre […]

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Sep 11, 2013

Week Two Bowl Projection

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Miami vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. Cincinnati ESPN ACC Blog – Georgia Tech SBNation – UNC vs. Rutgers   Rutgers and UCF lead the way with two projections each out of the American. Rutgers returned to the projections with a convincing 38-0 win over Norfolk State a week after dropping a thriller, 52-51, at Fresno State in overtime. The Scarlet Knights […]

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