There are 39 bowl games on the schedule for this college football postseason, and it’s hard for fans to remember who plays who and when they’re supposed to play.
Apparently, it’s even difficult for analysts on ESPN to keep up with the bowl matchups. Two ESPN analysts recently discussed the Outback Bowl showdown between Michigan and Mississippi State… except Michigan isn’t playing Mississippi State. They’re actually playing South Carolina, while Mississippi State meets Louisville in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
One analyst even said Mississippi State’s running game, specifically running back Aeris Williams, will be a challenge for Michigan’s defense. You can’t make this stuff up.
Both Michigan and Mississippi State are playing bowl games in Florida, so at least they’re in the same state. And the Bulldogs and Wolverines did meet in a bowl game in 2011, where Mississippi State won 52-14.
The weird thing is that they actually got the graphic right for the game. It says Michigan vs. South Carolina, but they show highlights of Mississippi State. Oddly enough, the game is actually on ESPN. You’d think they’d get that one right.
Perhaps next time, ESPN should do a little more research before they devote time to a segment breaking down a game that doesn’t exist.