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Nov 02, 2015

Week 9 ACC & Big 12 Recap: Miami Stuns Duke, TCU Stays Undefeated

Miami 30, #22 Duke 27 The Blue Devils (6-2, 3-1 ACC) rallied back from a 12-point deficit, only to lose on a controversial eight-lateral kickoff return by the Hurricanes (5-3, 2-2 ACC) in the closing seconds. Trailing 24-12 with six minutes remaining, QB Thomas Sirk (31-52, 258 yards) capped a 14-play drive with a with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Johnell Barnes. Miami went three-and-out, and Duke mounted a 10 play, 80-yard drive culminating with a 1-yard rush by Sirk […]

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Oct 22, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Preview – Week Eight

In the eighth 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.   #6 Clemson at Miami – 12:00 p.m. on ABC It’s been five years since the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 ACC) and Hurricanes (4-2, 1-1 ACC) last met. The road team has won the last four meetings, three […]

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Oct 19, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 7 Recap:Notre Dame And Oklahoma Big Winners

#14 Notre Dame 41, Southern Cal 31The Fighting Irish (6-1) trailed 31-24 early in the fourth quarter but rallied with back-to-back scoring drives to hold off the Trojans (3-3, 1-2 Pac 12). C.J. Prosise rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns and DeShone Kizer passed for 227 yards (15-24) and two touchdowns. Notre Dame’s 41 points is the highest point total by the Irish against USC since the fabled “Green Jersey Game” in 1977, when Joe Montana led the Irish […]

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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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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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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 12, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 12

Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Notre Dame vs. Kansas State Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Duke vs. Oklahoma David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Jake Trotter (Big 12 Blog) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Duke vs. Oklahoma Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Louisville vs. Oklahoma Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Duke vs. Oklahoma Following its loss to Arizona State last weekend, Notre Dame found its way back […]

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Nov 06, 2014

CFP Poll, Week 2: What It Means For The Russell Athletic Bowl

The second set of the Top 25 rankings decided by the College Football Playoff selection committee was released Tuesday night.  Here are the committee’s Top 25 teams decided after Week 10: 1.       Mississippi State 2.       Florida State 3.       Auburn 4.       Oregon 5.       Alabama 6.       TCU 7.       Kansas State 8.       Michigan State 9.       Arizona State 10.   Notre Dame 11.   Ole Miss 12.   Baylor 13.   Nebraska 14.   Ohio State 15.   Oklahoma 16.   LSU 17.   Utah 18.   UCLA 19.   Arizona 20.   Georgia 21.   […]

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Nov 05, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 11

Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Louisville vs. Baylor Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Duke vs. Kansas State Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Duke vs. Oklahoma David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Jake Trotter (Big 12 Blog) – Duke vs. Oklahoma Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Duke vs. Baylor Stewart Mandel (Fox Sports) – Duke vs. West Virginia Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Duke vs. Baylor Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Louisville vs. Oklahoma For the third consecutive week, Duke is the […]

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