The Zips, hailing from the Mid-American Conference, are 4-4 (2-3) so far, with a nice 39-34 win against Northwestern to their credit. They are currently fourth in the MAC East standings.
Akron is replacing South Carolina’s earlier scheduled game against Marshall on Sept. 15, which was canceled due to Hurricane Florence. The Zips are free because they lost a game of their own to weather — their season opener against Nebraska was scratched because of lightning.
The Zips are coached by Terry Bowden, the former Auburn head man who, of course, is brother to former Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden.
This will be the first meeting between the Gamecocks and Akron.