LOOK: ESPN mistakenly puts Akron, South Carolina in Sun Belt title game

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Apr 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; ESPN television truck has the various camera angles pulled up on the monitor screens before the start of the McDonalds High School All American Games at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks experienced a disappointing season in 2018. It was so bad that ESPN tried to put them in the Sun Belt Conference title game.

ESPN clearly ran into an issue with their layout, putting South Carolina and the Akron Zips in the Sun Belt Championship game. The actual conference title matchup is between the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and Appalachian State Mountaineers.

South Carolina and Akron are playing on Saturday, though it’s for far lesser stakes than a conference championship. The Gamecocks have made some mistakes this year and will fall short of eight wins, but a conference demotion seems a little unfair.