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Oct 15, 2013

ACC Week Eight Preview

No. 5 Florida State (5-0, 3-0 ACC) travels to No. 3 Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC) for a crucial matchup between the two undefeated teams in the Atlantic division. The Seminoles had a bye week to prepare for the matchup after blasting Maryland at home, 63-0, while Clemson started slowly but recovered to beat Boston College, 24-14. The home team has won the past six meetings between the rivals and Florida State has not won in Death Valley since 2001. Florida […]

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Oct 15, 2013

Week Seven Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Orlando Sentinel – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. UCF ESPN ACC – Virginia Tech SB Nation– Miami vs. UCF Athlon Sports– Virginia Tech vs. UCF Sporting News- Virginia Tech vs. UCF   Two teams very familiar with Orlando and the Florida Citrus Bowl seem to be on a collision course to meet in this […]

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Oct 15, 2013

American Week Eight Preview

  No. 6 Louisville (6-0, 2-0 AAC) plays its second-straight weeknight game, hosting UCF (4-1, 1-0 AAC) on Friday. The Cardinals picked off two fourth-quarter passes to survive a Thursday night clash with Rutgers, 24-10, and keep their perfect record intact. UCF and Louisville have been stingy on defense, both ranking in the top 15 in points allowed. The Knights have not played since defeating Memphis in week six. Memphis (1-4, 0-2 AAC) returns home to face SMU (1-4, 0-1 […]

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Oct 10, 2013

Weekend Spotlight: Rutgers at Louisville

Rutgers (4-1, 1-0 AAC) at No. 8 Louisville (5-0, 1-0 AAC) Rutgers leads series 7-5 (Last meeting November 29, 2012: Louisville 20, Rutgers 17) Rutgers travels to Louisville for a pivotal Thursday night conference matchup. Since Louisville joined the Big East in 2005, the teams have met on a Thursday or Friday night every season, with the Cardinals claiming five of the eight matchups. This week’s meeting will be the second time since 1984 that the teams have met before […]

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Oct 08, 2013

ACC Week Seven Preview

Former Big East rivals square off as Pittsburgh (3-1, 2-1 ACC) travels to No. 25 Virginia Tech (5-1, 2-0 ACC). The Panthers and Hokies met every season from 1993 to 2003 with Pitt winning seven of the 11 matchups. Pittsburgh has won four in a row against Virginia Tech, including a non-conference win last season. Both teams lost their 2013 opener against ranked foes, but have not lost since, going a combined 8-0.  Virginia (2-3, 0-1 ACC) and Maryland (4-1, […]

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Oct 08, 2013

Fight Like Dylan Award To Be Presented At Russell Athletic Bowl

Since signing on as our title sponsor a little over a year ago, Russell Athletic has made community outreach and support of youth athletics a priority, and we are proud to be a part of their efforts. Now in 2013, one of their existing charitable initiatives will have a presence at the Russell Athletic Bowl as the winner of the “Fight Like Dylan Award” will be announced in Orlando during bowl week. You can nominate your high school team (in […]

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Oct 08, 2013

American Week Seven Preview

Rutgers (4-1, 1-0 AAC) travels to No. 8 Louisville (5-0, 1-0 AAC) for a pivotal Thursday night conference matchup. Both teams are averaging more than 40 points per game, and each can stop the run as well, ranking first and second in the conference in rush defense. Louisville has held opponents out of the end zone, though, allowing just 6.8 points per game, while Rutgers has surrendered 27.6 points per contest, including 52 points in a shootout victory this past […]

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Oct 08, 2013

Week Six Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm (CBS Sports)– Miami vs. UCF Sporting News– Miami vs. UCF Athlon Sports– Virginia Tech vs. UCF ESPN ACC Blog – Virginia Tech Very little has changed in the Russell Athletic Bowl projections after week six as Miami and UCF remain the favorites to appear in this years’ game. The only two minor changes are Virginia Tech jumping into […]

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Oct 03, 2013

Weekend Spotlight: Maryland at Florida State

No. 25 Maryland (4-0, 0-0 ACC) at No. 8 Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC) Florida State leads the series, 2-21 (Last meeting: November 17, 2012: Florida State 41, Maryland 14) The first game of the year between two ranked ACC teams takes place this weekend in Tallahassee when Florida State hosts Maryland. The key matchup will be when Florida State has the ball and the fourth ranked offense in the country (51.3 points-per-game) goes up against the third ranked defense […]

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Oct 01, 2013

American Week Six Preview

No. 7 Louisville (4-0) visits Temple (0-4, 0-1 AAC) in the conference opener for the Cardinals. The Louisville defense leads the nation in points allowed, surrendering only 6.8 points per game. Temple has lost its lost two games by a combined three points to Fordham and Idaho. UCF (3-1) travels to Memphis (1-2) for its first conference game since moving to the American Athletic Conference. The Knights hung tight with South Carolina, rallying from a 28-10 fourth quarter deficit, but […]

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