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Dec 30, 2016

LSU’s History In Orlando Includes A Few Heartbreakers

LSU will make its fourth appearance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on December 31 when they meet the Louisville Cardinals and their Heisman quarterback, Lamar Jackson. LSU has a 1-2 record in the Citrus Bowl, notching their previous Orlando win in their very first appearance in1979 . In that 34-10 vistory over Wake Forest, the Tigers were led by quarterback David Woodley, who earned MVP honors by way of 75 rushing yards with two rushing TDs along with […]

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Nov 30, 2015

Week 13 Big Ten & SEC Recap: Ohio State Powers Through Michigan, Northwestern Wins Fifth Straight

#18 Ole Miss 38, #21 Mississippi State 27 The Rebels (9-3, 6-2 SEC) upended the Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 SEC) Saturday, marking just the second time in 12 years the road team has won the Egg Bowl. Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, both to WR Damore’ea Stringfellow. Bulldogs Senior QB Dak Prescott completed 31 of 42 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, but the Rebels defense sacked Prescott seven times. […]

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Nov 23, 2015

Week 12 Big Ten & SEC Recap: Michigan State Upsets Ohio State, LSU Loses Third Straight

#9 Michigan State 17, #3 Ohio State 14 The Spartans (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) upset the Buckeyes (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) in the Horseshoe on Saturday, snapping Ohio State’s 23-game win streak. Heisman Trophy candidate Ezekiel Elliot mustered just 33 yards on 12 carries, as the Buckeye’s offense sputtered to 132 total yards, a low in the Urban Meyer era. Without star QB Conner Cook, the Spartans turned to junior QB Tyler O’Conner, who threw for 89 yards and a […]

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Nov 19, 2015

Week 12 Big Ten & SEC Preview: Top-10 Clash In Columbus

In the twelfth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout Big Ten and SEC country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on January 1. #9 Michigan State at #3 Ohio State – 3:30 p.m. on ABC Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) welcomes Michigan State (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten) for Senior Day in Columbus, with ESPN’s College Game Day also […]

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Nov 17, 2015

Week 11 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Projections

Michigan, after defeating Indiana in an exciting OT game, is once again the media’s favorite choice to play in Orlando among three different Big Ten projections. For the SEC, five teams are projected for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl with Georgia, Ole Miss and LSU all getting two picks each. Here are the latest projections for the 70th annual Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Michigan vs. Florida Jason Kirk (SBNation): Michigan vs. LSU Mark Schlabach (ESPN): […]

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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 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 19, 2015

Week 7 Big Ten & SEC Recap

#7 Michigan State 27, #12 Michigan 23 In one of the most dramatic finishes in college football history, the Spartans (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) defeated the Wolverines (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) in Ann Arbor. With 10 seconds remaining, Michigan was set to punt, but a bobbled snap turned into a 38-yard touchdown for Michigan State sophomore Jalen Watts-Jackson. Spartans’ QB Connor Cook went 18-of-39 for 328 yards and a touchdown, while WR Aaron Burbridge caught nine passes for 132 yards. […]

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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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