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Sep 29, 2015

Week 4 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

Two of the most exciting games came from the Big 12 last Saturday as TCU and Oklahoma State narrowly held on to win on the road against Texas Tech and Texas, respectively. Coincidentally (or maybe not), the biggest changes in the polls came from the Big 12 with Oklahoma State and West Virginia as the biggest movers. Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold.   Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio […]

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Sep 28, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 4 Recap:Duke Defeats Georgia Tech; TCU Survives Against Texas Tech

ACC Duke knocked Georgia Tech out of the Top 25 and North Carolina State improved to 4-0 as the Atlantic Coast Conference went 5-5 in week four. Duke 34, #20 Georgia Tech 20 Shaquille Powell rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns, powering the Blue Devils (3-1, 1-0 ACC) past the defending Coastal Division winners. Despite an early field goal, the Yellow Jackets (2-2, 0-1 ACC) were held to just 173 yards rushing and trailed for the rest of the […]

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Sep 25, 2015

Big 12 & ACC Preview – Week Four

Throughout the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are out on the road to meet with fans of our partner schools to spread the word about the Russell Athletic Bowl and newly renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. Here are some of the games where we will be in attendance this weekend: #3 TCU (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) at Texas Tech (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) – 4:45 p.m. on FOX The Big 12 opener for […]

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Sep 23, 2015

Week 3 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Though the regular season is still young, it’s never too early to see what members of the media are projecting for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Florida State vs. West Virginia Max Olson (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma State David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Florida State vs. West Virginia Brett McMurphy (ESPN): Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Pete Fiutak (Campus Insiders): Georgia Tech vs. […]

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Sep 22, 2015

Week 3 Poll Breakdown: Big 12 & ACC

A thrilling top-25 match-up in South Bend highlighted a week of?football action in our partner conferences. After their win over Georgia Tech, Notre Dame moved up two spots in the AP and Coaches polls. The other key teams in both the ACC and Big 12 remained largely unchanged amidst a somewhat chaotic week. Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre?Dame in gold. Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio State Big Ten 3-0 1 2 […]

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Sep 21, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 3 Recap

ACC The ACC won three of five matchups against the Big Ten this week, going 9-5 overall in a week that featured two conference matchups. #11 Clemson 20, Louisville 17 The Tigers (3-0, 1-0 ACC) earned their fifth-straight Thursday night victory as the Cardinals (0-3, 0-1 ACC) late-game comeback fell short. Trailing 20-10 with nine minutes to play, Traveon Samuel returned a Clemson kickoff 100 yards to cut the lead to three. Louisville’s final two drives resulted in a missed […]

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Sep 21, 2015

Week 3 Big 12 & ACC Recap:Notre Dame Avoids Loss; Oklahoma Wins In Shootout

ACC The ACC won three of five matchups against the Big Ten this week, going 9-5 overall in a week that featured two conference matchups. #11 Clemson 20, Louisville 17 The Tigers (3-0, 1-0 ACC) earned their fifth-straight Thursday night victory as the Cardinals (0-3, 0-1 ACC) late-game comeback fell short. Trailing 20-10 with nine minutes to play, Traveon Samuel returned a Clemson kickoff 100 yards to cut the lead to three. Louisville’s final two drives resulted in a missed […]

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Sep 17, 2015

Big 12 & ACC Preview – Week Three

Throughout the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are out on the road to meet with fans of our partner schools to spread the word about the Russell Athletic Bowl and newly renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. Here are some of the games where we will be in attendance this weekend: #11 Clemson (2-0, 0-0 ACC) at Louisville (0-2, 0-0 ACC) – Thursday, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN The Tigers are looking for their fifth […]

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Sep 16, 2015

Week 2 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Though the regular season is still young, it’s never too early to see what members of the media are projecting for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. In the 26th annual game, the Russell Athletic Bowl matches teams from the ACC (or Notre Dame) and the Big 12. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Florida State vs. West Virginia Max Olson (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma State David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach […]

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Sep 14, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 2 Recap

ACC It was a pretty good week for the ACC, as ten teams improved to 2-0, including all four of the conference’s Top 25 teams. Conference play began as Syracuse (2-0, 1-0 ACC) defeated Wake Forest (1-1, 0-1 ACC), 30-17. #9 Notre Dame 34, Virginia 27 The Fighting Irish (2-0) survived their first-ever game in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a season-ending injury to QB Malik Zaire, as backup QB DeShone Kizer threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller […]

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