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

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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Week 9 SEC & Big Ten Recap: Florida Beats Georgia, Michigan Holds Off Minnesota

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] #11 Florida 27, Georgia 3 The Gators (7-1, 5-1 SEC) are one conference victory away from clinching the SEC East after defeating the Bulldogs (5-3, 3-3 SEC) in Jacksonville Saturday. Florida’s standout defense held Georgia to 223 total yards, with only 69 rushing yards, and racked up four interceptions. The Gators’ offense totaled 413 yards, with WR Antonio Callaway registering 110 yards and one score. RB Kelvin Taylor delivered another big game at EverBank field — the […]

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

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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Big Ten & SEC Season Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] 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 […]

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Missouri Defeats Minnesota 33-17 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In its first year as the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, Orlando’s New Year’s Day bowl treated fans to antics that only a brand like Buffalo Wild Wings could deliver.  Fake punts, fake field goals and a QB throwback were just some of the plays that Minnesota and Missouri pulled out of the playbook in a wild affair before 48,624 fans at the newly reconstructed Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. The Golden Gophers (8-5, 5-3 Big Ten) kept up […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Recap, Reactions, Roundup

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The internet was abuzz Sunday night once the teams were chosen for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.  Nobody predicted Minnesota or Missouri to play in Orlando at the beginning of the season, but both will spend the holidays in Central Florida.  The Missouri Tigers won their second-consecutive SEC East title in their third year in the conference.  The lethal combination of defensive ends Shane Ray and Markus Golden led Mizzou to 10 wins for the third […]

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#25 Minnesota to take on #16 Missouri in Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] The Minnesota Golden Gophers have been selected to play the Missouri Tigers in the 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.  The New Year’s Day classic will kick off in its traditional 1:00 p.m. ET slot on January 1 from the new Orlando Citrus Bowl stadium and will be televised nationally by ESPN on ABC. “Buffalo Wild Wings is excited by the matchup of Minnesota and Missouri in our first Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl game,” said Judy […]

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Bowl Projection Round-Up, Week 14

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  Missouri vs. Wisconsin Brett McMurphy (ESPN): Auburn vs. Wisconsin ESPN Big Ten & SEC Blog: Ole Miss vs. Wisconsin Jerry Palm (CBSSports): Missouri vs. Minnesota Bill Bender (Sporting News): Missouri vs. Wisconsin Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel): Georgia vs. Wisconsin Phil Steele: Ole Miss vs. Wisconsin    After narrowly escaping a loss to Iowa last Saturday, Wisconsin is projected by six different sources to appear in Orlando for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. Up one from its […]

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Big Ten & SEC Week Fourteen Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] During the season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are out on the road to meet with fans of our partner schools to spread the word about our brand-new home field opening for the 2014 bowl season. This weekend, we’ll be at three notable games featuring teams from our partner conferences*: Ole Miss (8-3, 4-3 SEC) hosts Mississippi State (10-1, 6-1 SEC) in the 111th edition of the Egg Bowl. Mississippi State is tied […]

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Big Ten & SEC Week Twelve Preview

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] During the season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are out on the road to meet with fans of our partner schools to spread the word about our brand-new home field opening for the 2014 bowl season. This weekend, we’ll be at seven notable games featuring teams from our partner conferences*: Mississippi State (9-0, 5-0 SEC) and Alabama (8-1, 4-1 SEC) square off in a battle that has major ramifications for the College Football […]

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