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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 14, 2015

Week 6 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Through six weeks of college football the media has predicted two different ACC teams plus Notre Dame and on the Big 12 side three different teams as well. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Jake Trotter (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy […]

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Oct 13, 2015

Week 6 Poll Breakdown: Big 12 & ACC

In week 6 we saw movement in the polls from the Big 12. Oklahoma State, after a win against West Virginia, jumped the highest in both polls while Oklahoma, after falling to Texas, dropped the furthest. In the ACC, Duke makes an appearance in both polls after defeating Army. 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 6-0 1 2 Baylor […]

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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

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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