Gasparilla Bowl canceled due to COVID-19 issues with 2-8 South Carolina
The bowls that are in play have now shrunk to 27 games as the Gasparilla Bowl is the latest to cancel their game.
South Carolina was supposed to play in the game but due to COVID-19 issues within the program, the game had to be canceled. The Gamecocks were supposed to play UAB and now UAB is left without a bowl game:
The Gasparilla Bowl has been canceled because of COVID-19 cases at South Carolina.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) December 22, 2020
The game was set to kickoff at Noon ET on Dec. 26.
There were no-win restrictions for teams this year so even a team like 2-8 South Carolina was able to qualify for a bowl game. Nevermind the fact that Army was originally locked out of bowl season before landing in the Liberty Bowl as a fill-in for a 3-7 Tennessee team.
The Gamecocks started out their season at 2-2 but after that, it all went downhill as they lost six straight to end the season. It ended up costing Will Muschamp his head coaching job before the school hired Shane Beamer to replace him.
UAB is still awaiting word if they’ll get into another bowl game as they finished the season 6-3. Their last game was on Dec. 18 against Marshall, which they won 22-13.