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Top 10 ACC Running Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

ACC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com are the four major recruiting services who all do an excellent job evaluating, tracking and ranking all things recruiting.But they don't always agree and that is a great thing for fans. It also means the best way to rank the best classes in the nation is to average them all together and come to a consensus. One service may value quantity while...

25 Worst College Football Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
College football’s BCS era ended with Florida State’s victory over Auburn on Jan. 6 in the national championship. With the playoff era set to start next season, lets look back at the BCS era and some of the coaching tenures that were a time to forget for certain fanbases.Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to...

Top 10 ACC Defensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

2014 ACC Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 3 months 14 hours ago
John Swofford’s league was at a crossroads and it feels like the ACC made the right choice.A Grant of Rights has been signed, the Louisville Cardinals — and mastermind athletic director Tom Jurich — are joining the ranks (and will be showcased on Labor Day night), Notre Dame has been officially added to the schedule for half the year and, of course, the ACC will enter the...

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The ACC finished the BCS era on a high note. Florida State defeated Auburn for the national championship, and Clemson won the Orange Bowl over Ohio State. Also, the ACC had 11 teams play in a bowl.After a satisfying end to the 2013 season, the ACC is poised for another solid year in 2014. Florida State is an early favorite to win the national championship, and despite losing quarterback Tajh...

Recap: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Terrel Hunt's 12-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter -- his second of the game -- propelled Syracuse to a 21-17 victory over Minnesota in the Texas Bowl.Hunt passed for 188 yards on 19-of-29 efficiency and rushed for 74 yards on 15 carries for the Orange (7-6), who have won five of their last six postseason appearances."We just appreciate the...

Syracuse and Minnesota get together in Texas Bowl matchup

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Syracuse Orange will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2013 Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium on Dec. 27.Scott Shafer's first year at the helm of the Orange has resulted in a bowl berth, the team's third in the last four years. Syracuse went 6-6 under Shafer and clinched its bowl eligibility with a 37-34 win over Boston College on November 30th in the team...

The Best ACC College Football Stats of 2013

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the...

Texas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

By David Fox, 3 months 3 weeks ago
The Rose Bowl this game is not. The Texas Bowl between Minnesota and Syracuse barely has the buzz of the bowl game in Shreveport.Both teams finished 4-4 in their respective conferences, but that should be a small victory itself.Minnesota was one of the stories of the season in the Big Ten as the Gophers went 4-3 in the Big Ten under acting coach Tracy Claeys, including wins over Nebraska and...