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ACC & Big 12 Week Eight Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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: One of this […]

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#ClickBait Week 6: The Matrix, Jacoby Brissett Turns Heads, and a Sea of Clemson Paws

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] #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 6. Reading Material Take a look at the best Big 12 performances from last week, as voted by ESPN NC State’s QB makes noise in last week’s game vs. Florida State Is […]

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ACC Week Twelve Previews

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] No. 2 Florida State (9-0, 7-0 ACC) plays its final conference game of the season, hosting Syracuse (5-4, 3-2 ACC). The Seminoles continued their conference dominance last weekend, holding Wake Forest to 166 total yards in a 59-3 blowout. FSU ranks second nationally in scoring offense (52.0 ppg) and fourth in scoring defense (12.0). Syracuse has won two-straight ACC games, holding Wake Forest and Maryland to three total points in the victories. FSU has won the last […]

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ACC Week Eleven Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The ACC’s only remaining unbeaten team, No. 2 Florida State (8-0, 6-0 ACC), visits Wake Forest (4-5, 2-4 ACC). The Seminoles continued their dominant season, defeating previously unbeaten Miami, 41-14, behind 325 passing yards from QB Jameis Winston. Florida State is the only team in the FBS to rank in the top five in both scoring offense (51.1 ppg) and scoring defense (13.1). Wake Forest returns home following a two-game road trip to Miami and Syracuse, both […]

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ACC Week Ten Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] No. 7 Miami (7-0, 3-0 ACC) and No. 3 Florida State (7-0, 5-0 ACC) meet in Tallahassee as top ten teams for the first time since 2004. The Seminoles have cruised past their opponents through seven games, featuring the nation’s third best offense (52.6 ppg) and fourth best defense (13.0 ppg). In the month of October, FSU has outscored its three ACC opponents by an average score of 54-10. The Hurricanes are also off to a 7-0 […]

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ACC Week Nine Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] No. 2 Florida State (6-0, 4-0 ACC) welcomes NC State (3-3, 0-3 ACC) into Tallahassee for an ACC Atlantic Division matchup. The Wolfpack upset the Seminoles at home last season and have won two of the last three games in the series.  Florida State has bolted out to a 4-0 start in ACC play, outscoring opponents by an average of 35.5 points. QB Jameis Winston passed for 444 yards and three touchdowns in the Seminoles’ 51-14 blowout […]

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ACC Week Seven Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Former Big East rivals square off as Pittsburgh (3-1, 2-1 ACC) travels to No. 25 Virginia Tech (5-1, 2-0 ACC). The Panthers and Hokies met every season from 1993 to 2003 with Pitt winning seven of the 11 matchups. Pittsburgh has won four in a row against Virginia Tech, including a non-conference win last season. Both teams lost their 2013 opener against ranked foes, but have not lost since, going a combined 8-0.  Virginia (2-3, 0-1 ACC) […]

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ACC Week Six Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Undefeated teams square off in Tallahassee as Maryland (4-0) visits No. 8 Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC). The Terps have gotten off to a strong start, outscoring opponents by an average score of 40-10, including a 37-0 shutout of West Virginia two weeks ago. Maryland will face its toughest test yet in QB Jameis Winston and the high-powered Seminoles offense. FSU has scored at least 40 points in every game, led by Winston’s 12 touchdown passes and […]

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ACC Week Five Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Two of the four FBS schools with “Tech” in their name go head-to-head as Virginia Tech (3-1) travels to Georgia Tech (3-0, 2-0 ACC) for a Thursday night showdown. The game has historically been pivotal to the conference race as the winner of the game has gone on to win the Coastal Division in seven of the last eight seasons. Virginia Tech’s sole loss came against No. 1 Alabama in week one, while Georgia Tech has already […]

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Week Four Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. Cincinnati Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Miami vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. UCF ESPN ACC Blog – Georgia Tech SBNation – Georgia Tech vs. UCF   The projections for the American Athletic Conference remain almost the same after week four. UCF leads the way for the second straight week, appearing in four projections. Cincinnati continues to appear in a lone projection and Rutgers returns after a […]

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