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Dec 03, 2015

SEC Championship Preview: Florida Takes on Alabama in Atlanta

#18 Florida (10-2, 7-1 SEC) takes on #2 Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Saturday at 4:00 p.m.   The Crimson Tide leads the overall series 23-14 and has won four in a row against the Gators, including a 42-21 win in the last meeting in 2014. This game also marks the eighth time these two teams have met for the SEC Championship.   With a win Saturday, Florida would claim the school’s ninth conference championship […]

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Nov 16, 2015

Week 11 Big Ten & SEC Recap: LSU Upset, Michigan Survives

#2 Alabama 31, #17 Mississippi State 6 The Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1 SEC) defeated the Bulldogs (7-3, 3-3 SEC) handily despite being outgained 393 yards to 379. Both teams were scoreless through the first 19 minutes of game time, until Cyrus Jones broke free on a 69-yard punt return to put the Tide on the board. Ranked second in the country in rushing yards, RB Derrick Henry inched closer to the number one spot after posting 204 yards and two […]

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Nov 12, 2015

Week 11 Big Ten & SEC Preview: Alabama Faces Mississippi State, Georgia Takes On Auburn

Second-ranked Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC) is traveling to Davis Wade Stadium to face #17 Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2 SEC). The Crimson Tide defense cointained LSU RB Leonard Fournette in last week’s victory over LSU, but will have a different challenge this week in Bulldogs QB Dak Prescott. In the last three games alone, Prescott has thrown for over 300 yards and 10 touchdowns, while adding almost 200 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.  Alabama RB Derrick Henry threw his […]

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Nov 09, 2015

Week 10 Big Ten & SEC Recap: Alabama Beats LSU, Nebraska Stuns Michigan State

#4 Alabama 30, #2 LSU 16 The Tigers (7-1, 4-1 SEC) suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday as the Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1 SEC) won their fifth straight matchup against LSU. Alabama’s defense was dominant, holdingthe Tigers’ run game to a mere 54 yards and just 31 from Leonard Fournette — the nation’s leading rusher. LSU QB Brandon Harris completed 6 passes for 19 yards and one touchdown, but threw his first interception of the season early […]

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Nov 05, 2015

Week 10 Big Ten & SEC Preview: LSU and Alabama Meet

Undefeated and second-ranked LSU (7-0, 4-0 SEC) goes on the road to face the surging Crimson Tide and #4 Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) in an SEC clash that could have major College Football  Playoff implications. The game features two of the nation’s top running backs — LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Alabama’s Derrick Henry — facing off against two of the best run defenses. Fournette leads the country with 1,352 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns this season, but will face a […]

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Oct 01, 2015

Week 4 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus 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 Ten and SEC, the conference order starts to take shape and projections start comes a better sense of projections. Here are your week four projections for the 70th annual Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Michigan vs. Georgia Jason Kirk (SBNation):  Michigan vs. Georgia Brian Bennett (ESPN Big Ten Blog): […]

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Sep 23, 2015

Week 3 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Projections

After an Ole Miss upset over Alabama, and an LSU win over Auburn, the media shifted its SEC bowl projections. Here’s what they project in week three for  the 70th annual Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.  Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Penn State vs. Georgia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Michigan vs. Georgia Brian Bennett (ESPN Big Ten Blog): Wisconsin David Ching (ESPN SEC Blog): Texas A&M Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Wisconsin vs. LSU Brett McMurphy (ESPN): Michigan vs. Texas A&M Pete Fiutak (Campus Insiders): […]

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Sep 17, 2015

Week 3 Preview: Two Big SEC Match-Up’s

In the third week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits all throughout SEC and Big Ten country, as they continue to meet with fans across both conferences in advance of the 70th Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on January 1. SEC No. 15 Ole Miss (2-0, 0-0 SEC) takes a trip to Tuscaloosa to take on Nick Saban and No. 2 Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC) in the conference opener […]

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Sep 14, 2015

Big Ten & SEC Week 2 Recap

Big Ten The Big Ten had a big week as the conference posted a 12-2 record, including four shutouts and three wins vs. other Power 5 teams. #5 Michigan State 31 #7 Oregon 28 In the season’s first meeting between two top-10 teams, The Spartans (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten) outlasted the high-scoring Ducks (1-1, 0-0 Pac-12), thanks to a defensive stand in the game’s final minute. QB Connor Cook guided a balanced Michigan State offense that racked up 192 yards […]

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Sep 02, 2015

Big Ten & SEC Season Preview

With another great year of college football on the horizon, we take a at the season ahead for the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences. Big Ten Preview The Big Ten is fresh off an Ohio State national championship run that saw the Buckeyes defeat Alabama and Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff. Ohio State’s victory was the highlight of a watershed bowl season for the Big Ten with 10 teams appearing in bowl games, a pair of wins in […]

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