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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 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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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 02, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Season Preview

Get ready for an exciting season of college football with our preview for the ACC and Big 12. ACC Preview Two seasons ago, the Atlantic Coast Conference finished the BCS era on a high note as Florida State capped an undefeated season with the conference’s first national championship since the ‘Noles last title in 2000. Clemson added to the conference’s highlights with an Orange Bowl win over an Ohio State team that fell just short of the BCS Championship Game. […]

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Dec 09, 2014

Clemson vs. Oklahoma Reactions

The internet exploded with reactions Sunday night once the teams were chosen for the Russell Athletic Bowl. Aside from the New Year’s Six bowls, few games will display as much talent as the matchup between Clemson and Oklahoma. Clemson began its season with two early losses to Georgia and Florida State, but the emergence of freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson combined with the nation’s No. 1 ranked defense among FBS schools makes the Tigers a dangerous team. The Tigers’ top-ranked defense […]

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Dec 07, 2014

#18 Clemson To Take on Oklahoma in 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl

The Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners have been selected to play in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. This year’s edition, the silver anniversary of the game, will take place on December 29th at the Orlando Citrus Bowl stadium at 5:30 p.m., and will be televised by ESPN. “Russell Athletic is thrilled with the matchup of Clemson and Oklahoma playing in our bowl game,“ said Robby Davis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Russell Athletic. “The addition of the Big 12 […]

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Nov 26, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week 14 Preview

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 (including new Big 12 partners) to spread the word about the Russell Athletic Bowl’s new matchup and our brand-new home field opening for the 2014 bowl season. Here are three of the notable games across our partner conferences where we will be in attendance this weekend: No. 12 Kansas State (8-2, 6-1 Big […]

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Nov 26, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 14

Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Clemson vs. Kansas State Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Florida State vs. Oklahoma Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Stewart Mandel (Fox Sports) – Clemson vs. Kansas State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Jake Trotter (Big 12 Blog) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Clemson vs. Oklahoma Oklahoma remains the […]

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Nov 19, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 13

Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Clemson vs. Kansas State Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Duke vs. Oklahoma Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Stewart Mandel (Fox Sports) – Clemson vs. Kansas State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Jake Trotter (Big 12 Blog) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Clemson vs. Oklahoma Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Louisville vs. Oklahoma Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma The Oklahoma Sooners are the […]

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Nov 05, 2014

#ClickBait, Week 11: Clemson Appreciation, A Brilliant Sooner Uniform Introduction, And BRUH

#ClickBait is our weekly recap of the most viral stuff in the Russell Athletic Bowl’s corner of the college football world. Keep up with the latest buzzworthy stories, pictures and other cool stuff from around the ACC and Big 12 as we prepare for Week 10. Reading Material Three years after leaving a football lifetime behind at Penn State, Tom Bradley has brought his knowledge and memories to West Virginia Mark Hebert, Louisville’s Director of Media relations, who traveled to […]

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