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Oct 15, 2015

Big 12 & ACC Preview – Week Seven

In the seventh week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th. USC at Notre Dame – 7:30 p.m. on NBC The 87th meeting between the Trojans (3-2, 1-2 Pac 12) and the Fighting Irish (5-1) looks to be another classic matchup. Notre Dame is averaging over 500 yards […]

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Oct 14, 2015

Week 6 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Through six weeks of college football the media has predicted two different ACC teams plus Notre Dame and on the Big 12 side three different teams as well. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Jake Trotter (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy […]

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Oct 13, 2015

Week 6 Poll Breakdown: Big 12 & ACC

In week 6 we saw movement in the polls from the Big 12. Oklahoma State, after a win against West Virginia, jumped the highest in both polls while Oklahoma, after falling to Texas, dropped the furthest. In the ACC, Duke makes an appearance in both polls after defeating Army. 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 6-0 1 2 Baylor […]

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Oct 12, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 6 Recap:Texas Beats Oklahoma, Clemson Rolls Georgia Tech

Texas 24, #10 Oklahoma 17The Longhorns (2-4, 1-2 Big 12) rushed for a season-best 313 yards to hand the Sooners (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) their first loss of the season. D’Onta Foreman and Jerrod Heard rushed for 117 and 115 yards respectively as Texas jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead. The defense held Oklahoma to just 278 yards of total offense while sacking QB Baker Mayfield six times.   #12 Florida State 29, Miami 24 Dalvin Cook racked […]

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Oct 07, 2015

Week 5 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

After week five, the media predictions have two different ACC teams plus Notre Dame. On the Big 12 side West Virginia and Oklahoma State were the two picks. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): North Carolina vs. West Virginia Max Olson (ESPN Big 12 Blog): West Virginia David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Brett […]

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Oct 06, 2015

Week 5 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

After a wild weekend that shook up the Top 25, the Big 12 and ACC both had big movers. TCU and Baylor jumped into the second and third spots respectively with big conference wins over . Clemson’s win over Notre Dame launched them up six spots to number six. And Oklahoma gained five spots after a win against West Virginia. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Conference Record […]

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Oct 05, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 5 Recap:Clemson Stays Undefeated; Oklahoma Knocks Off WVU

Members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee traveled throughout ACC and Big 12 country this weekend, meeting with fans across both conferences in preparation of the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday, December 29th in Orlando, FL. #12 Clemson 24, #6 Notre Dame 22 With a little help from Hurricane Joaquin, 85,000 fans, and key defensive stops down the stretch, the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 ACC) withstood a fourth quarter Fighting Irish (4-1) comeback to remain undefeated. Trailing 21-3 […]

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Oct 01, 2015

Week 4 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

We are about a third of the way, through the 2015-16 college football season and that usually means one thing: conference play. With league games in the Big 12 and ACC, the conference order starts to take shape and projections start  comes a better sense of projections. Here are your week four projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Florida State vs. West Virginia Jake Trotter (ESPN Big 12 […]

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