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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.

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ACC Week Five Preview
Two of the four FBS schools with “Tech” in their name go head-to-head as Virginia Tech (3-1) travels to Georgia Tech (3-0, 2-0 ACC) for a Thursday night showdown. The game has historically been pivotal to the conference race as the winner of the game has gone on to win the Coastal Division in seven of the last eight seasons. Virginia Te...

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American Week Five Preview
UCF (3-0) hosts No. 13 South Carolina (2-1, 1-1 SEC) for the first time in school history. The Knights have not started 4-0 since 1988, when they called the Citrus Bowl their home stadium. A win would give UCF its second-ever win over a ranked squad, and its first win over South Carolina in four tries. Both teams had byes in week four. South Flor...

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Week Four Bowl Projections
Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Miami vs. Cincinnati Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Miami vs. Rutgers Jerry Palm – Miami vs. UCF ESPN ACC Blog – Georgia Tech SBNation – Georgia Tech vs. UCF   The projections for the American Athletic Conference remain almost the s...

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Week Three Bowl Projections
Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Virginia Tech vs. UCF Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Miami vs. UCF Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – North Carolina State vs. UCF Jerry Palm – Miami vs. Cincinnati ESPN ACC Blog – Georgia Tech   UCF, coming off a strong victory over Penn State, is the favorite in this week’s projection...

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ACC Week Four Preview
No. 4 Clemson (2-0) makes its first road trip of the year, traveling to NC State (2-0) for a Thursday night matchup. The two teams combined for 110 points last season in the Tigers’ 62-48 victory over the Wolfpack. NC State has the opportunity to knock off a top-five team for the second-straight year after defeating No. 3 Florida State at hom...

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American Week Four Preview
Connecticut (0-2) hosts No. 14 Michigan (3-0) for the first time in school history. The Huskies fell at home to Maryland in week three, 32-21, despite passing for 349 yards. Michigan executed a goal-line stand to sneak past Akron, 28-24. Michigan claimed a 30-10 win over UConn in 2010 in Ann Arbor. SMU (1-1) visits a No. 9 Texas A&M (2-1, 0-1...

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Week Two Bowl Projection

 

Rutgers and UCF lead the way with two projections each out of the American. Rutgers returned to the projections with a convincing 38-0 win over Norfolk State a week after dropping a thriller, 52-51, at Fresno State in overtime. The Scarlet Knights host Eastern Michigan at 1:00 pm on Saturday. UCF won their second straight weekday game to remain a favorite to stay home in Orlando. The Knights have their toughest stretch of the season ahead of them with trips to Penn State and No. 7 Louisville, as well as a home game against No. 13 South Carolina in the next four games. That stretch kicks off this Saturday when the travel to Happy Valley to take on the 2-0 Nittany Lions.

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ACC Week Three Preview
Georgia Tech (1-0) visits Duke (2-0) to open ACC conference play for both schools. Both teams have gotten off to impressive non-conference starts as Georgia Tech blasted Elon 70-0 and Duke has rolled past NC Central and Memphis. The Yellow Jackets are currently riding its longest ever winning streak over the Blue Devils, winning nine straight match...

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American Week Three Preview
No. 7 Louisville (2-0) takes its first road trip of the season to battle in-state rival Kentucky (1-1). The Cardinals have breezed past its first two opponents, winning by scores of 49-7 and 44-7. Now, they take on a Kentucky squad that gained 675 yards versus Miami (Ohio). Connecticut (0-1) welcomes back former head coach Randy Edsall and the Ma...

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