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Sep 05, 2017

ACC & Big 12 Week 1 Recap: Sideline Shenanigans, a Double-OT Thriller and a One-Handed Grab in Lawrence

Standings and Results ACC Big 12 AP Top 10 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Clemson 4. Penn State 5. Oklahoma 6. Southern California 7. Washington 8. Michigan 9. Wisconsin 10. Florida State Tough Times in Tallahassee As if a season-opening loss was not tough enough, the Florida State Seminoles are now without star quarterback Deondre Francois for the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his patellar tendon late in the fourth quarter. Not good for Francois […]

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Oct 28, 2016

ACC & Big 12 Weekend Preview: Clemson-FSU and Big 12 Unbeatens Top Week 9 Slate

In the ninth 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 28th. #3 Clemson at #12 Florida State – 8:00 p.m. on ABC For the sixth straight season Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC) and Florida State (5-2, 2-2 ACC) will clash as ranked opponents. After outlasting Lousiville and surviving an […]

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Nov 10, 2015

Week 10 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

After Florida State’s upset bid of No. 1 Clemson fell short, the ‘Noles are projected to come to Orlando by five media members. The media projected just one other ACC team, North Carolina. For the Big 12, Oklahoma State leads the projections with three. Two other Big 12 teams are projected to come to Orlando as well.  Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation): […]

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Nov 03, 2015

Week 9 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

After a quiet week in the polls, five of the media projections for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl remained the same. Florida State and North Carolina are the two ACC teams projected to come to Orlando, along with Notre Dame in the ACC bowl slot. The media has four different teams on the Big 12 side projected to play in the City Beautiful. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Florida State […]

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Oct 28, 2015

Week 8 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

After Florida State fell to Georgia Tech thanks to a crazy special teams play to win the game, the Seminoles are one of just two ACC teams (plus Notre Dame) projected for Orlando. On the Big 12 side, three different teams are projected to come to Orlando. Here are the latest projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma Brandon Chatmon (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma […]

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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 21, 2015

Week 7 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

After a relatively quiet week seven, the college football media is projecting four different ACC teams plus Notre Dame and four different Big 12 teams. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia Jake Trotter (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Miami Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy (ESPN):  Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma […]

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Oct 20, 2015

Week 7 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

Week seven proved relatively quiet in the ACC and Big 12. Notre Dame, after defeating USC, gained three spots in both polls. In the AP poll, Pittsburgh makes an appearance after starting the season 5-1 with its only loss coming at 7-0 Iowa.   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 7-0 1 2 Baylor Big 12 6-0 2 3 […]

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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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