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David Whitley Previews South Carolina/UCF For Florida Citrus Sports

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] National sportswriter David Whitley (Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Sporting News) is contributing for Florida Citrus Sports (managing organization of the bowl) throughout the 2013 football season. In this week’s column, David focuses on a big-time matchup in Orlando as SEC contender South Carolina visits American Athletic Conference newcomer UCF. From FloridaCitrusSports.com: Let’s recap: Sellout. National TV. Bowl implications. Steve Spurrier. “That’s what college football is all about,” UCF coach George O’Leary said. Yeah, but for too long […]

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Big Ten Week Five Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Two of the best offenses in the Big Ten face off as No. 24 Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) visits No. 3 Ohio State (4-0) in a pivotal Leaders Division matchup. The Badgers hold a slight edge in yards per game, while the Buckeyes have scored more points, but both teams are extremely explosive, averaging greater than 40 points and 500 yards per game. Wisconsin opened up Big Ten play with a win over Purdue in week […]

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SEC Week Five Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Two top 10 teams battle between the hedges as No. 6 LSU (4-0, 1-0 SEC) visits No. 10 Georgia (2-1, 1-0 SEC). The Tigers and Bulldogs are two of the most efficient passing teams in the nation with each averaging more than 10 yards per pass attempt. LSU QB Zach Mettenberger, who started his career at Georgia, has thrown 10 touchdowns to one interception through four games, while Georgia QB Aaron Murray has passed for over 1,000 […]

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Bowl Projections Week 4

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Michigan vs. LSU Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Michigan vs. LSU Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Wisconsin vs. LSU Jerry Palm – Michigan vs. Georgia ESPN Big Ten & SEC Blogs – Michigan vs. Georgia SBNation – Northwestern vs. Texas A&M Big Ten Network– Michigan vs. LSU   Michigan (4-0) has emerged as strong favorites out of the Big Ten to head to Orlando, appearing in five of the seven projections. The Wolverines scored 17 unanswered second-half […]

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Bowl Projections Week 3

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Wisconsin vs. South Carolina Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Wisconsin vs. LSU Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Wisconsin vs. LSU Jerry Palm – Michigan vs. Georgia ESPN Big Ten & SEC Blogs – Wisconsin vs. Georgia Big Ten Network– Michigan vs. LSU   LSU is off to a 3-0 start and is this week’s SEC favorite to appear in the Capital One Bowl. The Tigers continued their stretch of convincing victories with a 45-13 win over Kent […]

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SEC Week Four Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Tennessee (2-1) and No. 18 Florida (1-1) open SEC play in Gainesville. Both teams are coming off road losses with Tennessee falling at Oregon this past weekend, and Florida suffering a setback at Miami two weeks ago. The Gators have won eight-straight in the rivalry, their longest such streak against the Vols. No. 7 LSU (3-0) hosts Auburn (3-0, 1-0 SEC) in a battle of Tigers under the lights in Death Valley. LSU has started 3-0 for […]

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Big Ten Week Four Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Purdue (1-2) visits Wisconsin (2-1) for the first Big Ten game of the season. Both teams are coming off tough week three losses as Purdue fell a touchdown shy of upsetting Notre Dame, while Wisconsin suffered a 32-30 setback at Arizona State. Purdue has dropped seven straight in the series, since winning at Wisconsin in 2003. The Badgers have won three-consecutive Big Ten championships. No. 24 Michigan State (3-0) hosts No. 21 Notre Dame (2-1) in East […]

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Week Two Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Wisconsin vs. LSU Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Wisconsin vs. Florida Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Ohio State vs. LSU Jerry Palm – Michigan vs. Georgia ESPN Big Ten & SEC Blogs – Wisconsin vs. Georgia SBNation – Northwestern vs. Texas A&M   Wisconsin shut out Tennessee Tech 48-0 on Saturday to improve to 2-0. The Badgers gained 606 yards on offense while limiting the Golden Eagles to only 113 yards and six first downs. Wisconsin travels […]

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Big Ten Week Three Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] No. 15 Nebraska (2-0) plays host to No. 17 UCLA (1-0) in one of the weekend’s two matchups of top-25 teams. The Huskers played better defense in week two, holding Southern Miss to under 300 total yards. CB Ciante Evans leads the nation with three interceptions. Illinois (2-0) and No. 23 Washington (1-0) face off on Saturday night in Chicago at Soldier Field. The Illini are coming off an impressive 45-17 win over Cincinnati and QB Nate […]

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SEC Week Three Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] National championship implications are on the line as No. 1 Alabama (1-0) heads to College Station to face No. 6 Texas A&M (2-0). The Aggies’ 117 points rank third nationally, while Alabama has allowed 14 points or fewer in 12 of its last 15 games. Texas A&M upset Alabama 29-24 in Tuscaloosa last season.  Vanderbilt (1-1, 0-1 SEC) and No. 14 South Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC) go for their first SEC wins as the teams face off […]

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