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Sep 10, 2014

Big Ten & SEC Week Three Preview

Early on in 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 six notable games featuring teams from our partner conferences*: Georgia (1-0, 0-0 SEC) will open their conference schedule on the road against South Carolina (1-1, 0-1 SEC) this weekend. The Bulldogs are coming […]

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Nov 12, 2013

Big Ten Week Twelve Previews

No. 3 Ohio State (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) travels to Illinois (3-6, 0-5 Big Ten), seeking to extend its nation-leading winning streak to 22 games. The Buckeyes have rolled in their past two wins, outscoring Penn State and Purdue by a combined score of 119-14. Ohio State ranks in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense, scoring defense and rushing yards. Illinois still remains without a conference victory, but has been competitive in recent weeks, falling in overtime at Penn […]

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Nov 05, 2013

Big Ten Week Eleven Preview

Nebraska (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) travels to Michigan (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) for a pivotal Legends division matchup. The Cornhuskers survived a thriller against Northwestern, winning 27-24 on a last-second hail mary pass, while Michigan suffered a 29-6 setback at Michigan State. The teams have split their two meetings since 2011 with the home team holding serve in both games. Nebraska’s offense ranks 22nd nationally in scoring offense (38.3 ppg), while Michigan’s ranks 24th (37.9 ppg). Minnesota (7-2, 3-2 Big […]

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Oct 29, 2013

Big Ten Week Ten Preview

No. 22 Michigan State (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) welcomes No. 21 Michigan (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) to East Lansing as the teams battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy and first place in the Legends Division. The Spartans sit atop the division as the only undefeated team after cruising by Illinois, 42-3. Michigan State’s defense has allowed just 12.3 points per game and has only allowed more than 14 points once in conference play. The Wolverines bring in a high-powered offense […]

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Oct 15, 2013

Big Ten Week Eight Preview

  No. 3 Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) goes for its nation-leading 19th-consecutive win, hosting Iowa (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten). The Buckeyes have not played since rallying for a 40-30 win over Northwestern two weeks ago, while Iowa also sat idle in week seven following a 26-14 loss to Michigan State. The Buckeyes have rushed for over 280 yards per game this season, spearheading an offensive attack that has averaged 46.8 points per game. Iowa has not won in […]

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Oct 08, 2013

Big Ten Week Seven Preview

No. 18 Northwestern (4-1, 0-1 Big Ten) makes its first road trip since August, traveling to Wisconsin (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) for the first time since 2010. Both teams are coming off losses to Ohio State with Wisconsin dropping a seven point road decision two weeks ago and Northwestern falling by ten at home last weekend. The Wildcats and Badgers have alternated wins over their last six meetings, the most recent win coming by Wisconsin, 70-23, in 2010. Indiana (3-2, […]

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Sep 25, 2013

Big Ten Week Five Preview

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 four, while Ohio […]

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Sep 18, 2013

Big Ten Week Four Preview

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 Lansing. The Spartans […]

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Sep 11, 2013

Big Ten Week Three Preview

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 Scheelhaase leads the […]

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Sep 06, 2013

Big Ten Week Two Preview

College Gameday rolls into Ann Arbor for the rivalry game between No. 17 Michigan (1-0) and No. 14 Notre Dame (1-0). Michigan and Notre Dame meet for the 38th time, but the last for the foreseeable future as the teams do not have any future scheduled meetings. Michigan has won three of the last four, but Notre Dame won last season on its way to a perfect regular season. No. 19 Northwestern (1-0) returns home to host Syracuse (0-1) after […]

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