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Sun Belt Championship Game Canceled Due to COVID-19

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The pandemic has canceled its first conference championship game. The Sun Belt matchup between No. 12 Coastal Carolina and No. 19 Louisiana is officially off because the Chanticleers are dealing with COVID-19 issues.

Ross Dellenger with SI Now was the first to report the news via Twitter:

According to Dellenger’s tweet, those two teams will now be labeled as co-champions.

This is an unfortunate development. But with teams struggling to play all season, it isn’t a huge surprise.

The official Twitter account for the Ragin’ Cajuns released the following statement:

Coastal Carolina has played a historic season. They are currently 11-0, and that undefeated record includes a victory over a top 25 BYU team that was also undefeated at the time.

Louisiana was also having one of the best seasons in school history. Bill Napier had that squad sitting with a 9-1 record in 2020, and that includes an opening-week win against now No. 6 Iowa State.

We will still get to see both these teams in their respective bowl games, but it’s an unfortunate situation. Hopefully, this will be the only canceled championship game.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. This is bullshit. I have a lot of respect for Coastal Carolina. I’ve been following them all year and have even made some money off of them. But if they can’t (won’t) play in the championship game then they should have to forfeit the game and Louisiana should be declared the Sun Belt Champion. That’s it.

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