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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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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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Oct 30, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week 10 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 seven of the notable games across our partner conferences where we will be in attendance this weekend: Both Florida State (7-0, 4-0 ACC) and […]

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Oct 06, 2014

#ClickBait, Week 7: Best Body Slams, Upsets On Upsets, And Post Game Pep Talks

#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 7. Reading Material Miami vs. Georgia Tech: best body slam of week 6 Sorting out a historic week of upsets With both teams at 4-2, will UVA break Virginia Tech’s 2 game winning streak? Sights […]

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Oct 03, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week Six 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 ten of the notable games across our partner conferences where we will be in attendance this weekend: West Virginia will host Kansas at Milan […]

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Sep 19, 2014

#ClickBait, Week 4: Storming The Field, Playing Dead and Photoshopping With The Kardashians

#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 4. First off, make sure you check in on the live camera for Orlando Citrus Bowl reconstruction. Our home field is coming together on schedule to be open for this year’s bowl. Also, our title […]

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Dec 28, 2013

Louisville Wins Russell Athletic Bowl, 36-9

In it’s final season in the American Athletic Conference, the Louisville Cardinals (12-1, 7-1 AAC) defeated future ACC foe Miami (9-4, 5-3 ACC) 36-9 in front of 51,098 fans at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on Saturday night. “I’m so proud of my football team and what they have accomplished,” Louisville head coach Charlie Strong said. “We knew that we had to play well in all three phases of the game and we accomplished that.” The Cardinals were lead by […]

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