South Carolina has added a 2018 game with Akron to its schedule to replace contests both schools lost due to weather in September. The game will be played December 1, and was announced Friday morning.
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“Akron is a quality opponent and someone that we have to be prepared to play,” said South Carolina head football coach Will Muschamp in the release. “They’ve been to a bowl game two of the last three years. I’ve known Coach Bowden for many years and know that he’ll have his team ready to play.”
The Zips are 4-4 (2-3 MAC), and will be replacing a canceled Sept. 1 game with Nebraska by making this trip to Columbia. The Gamecocks are 4-3 (3-3 SEC) on the season. This game will replace a canceled game with Marshall from Sept. 16, following Hurricane Florence.
This will be the first matchup on the gridiron between the schools.