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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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Nov 10, 2014

#ClickBait Week 12: An Old Cavalier, Cam’s Cam, Boykin’s Acrobatic Touchdown, And Strong’s Crowd Surfing

#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 12. Reading Material Dr. John Risher, 104 years young, has been a part of the Virginia stats crew since the 1960s – even played for the Cavaliers when Scott Stadium opened – in 1931. Athletic […]

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Oct 23, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week Nine 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 five of the notable games across our partner conferences where we will be in attendance this weekend: West Virginia (5-2, 3-1) travels to Boone […]

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Oct 17, 2014

ACC & Big 12 Week Eight 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: One of this week’s highly-anticipated games […]

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Nov 12, 2013

ACC Week Twelve Previews

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 five meetings against […]

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Nov 05, 2013

ACC Week Eleven Preview

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 losses. The Demon […]

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Oct 29, 2013

ACC Week Ten Preview

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 start, but have […]

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Oct 15, 2013

ACC Week Eight Preview

No. 5 Florida State (5-0, 3-0 ACC) travels to No. 3 Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC) for a crucial matchup between the two undefeated teams in the Atlantic division. The Seminoles had a bye week to prepare for the matchup after blasting Maryland at home, 63-0, while Clemson started slowly but recovered to beat Boston College, 24-14. The home team has won the past six meetings between the rivals and Florida State has not won in Death Valley since 2001. Florida […]

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